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STAIR GALLERIES

ELYSE HARNEY

Mahaiwe Tent

BERKSHIRE GROWN

Parties & Openings


Nov. 11 - Chatham
PS21 Gala

Nov. 4 - Pittsfield
NAACP Awards Dinner

Oct. 29 - G. Barrington
Halloween At L'Atelier

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And The Oscar Goes To…BIFF!

Rachel Louchen reports from Pittsfield. Berkshire residents were offered the red carpet treatment, not unlike the celebrities at the Dolby Theater, when the Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF) hosted an Academy Awards party at the Beacon Cinema on Sunday, February 22. Guests dressed to impress on the red carpet, stopped to pose for professional photos and then enjoyed the live telecast on the big screen from the theater’s very comfortable seats. They also had the opportunity to fill out ballots predicting the evening’s big winners for a chance at a gift basket (they were divided between Birdman and Boyhood for Best Picture). The party was the final event of Pittsfield’s 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival, a 10-day event featuring a diverse mix of live performances, the visual arts, dance, theater, film, fashion and more. It also helped whet the appetite for film lovers until the BIFF festival returns for its 10th year this May. Above, BIFF Executive Assistant Lauren Ferin with Mark Tomasi, Creative Manager at Berkshire Bank and Kelley Vickery, Director of BIFF.


Volunteer Jennet Cook, BIFF Business Development Manager Sophia Romèu, longtime volunteer Paul Gniadek and Vicky Smith.


Realtor Gladys Montgomery and painter Winnie Walsh; BIFF sponsor Annie Selke and Mark Dove.


Sponsors and innkeepers Tom Werman and Suky Werman of Stonover Farm in Lenox; Painter Joanie Ciolfi and Christopher Ciolfi.


Interior Designer Karen Beckwith and photographer Scott Barrow.


Howie Arkans, who teaches “Tuesday at the Movies” at OLLI, with wife Sue Arkans; Elaine Silberstein and Shirley Yohalem.



Lanesboro residents Jane Stevens and Lilia Roberts; Painter Colleen Surprise Jones and Mark Tomasi.


Chris Donovan, visiting from Providence, with Noel Henebury, Assistant to the Managing Director at Barrington Stage, and painter Michael Rousseau.

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