Parties & Openings
March 3 - Lenox
Andrew DeVries Benefit Party
Feb. 23 - Pittsfield
Real Art Party
Feb. 18 - Hudson
Charity Sock Auction
Gimme Shelter at Berkshire Botanical Garden
Fiona Breslin reports from Stockbridge.
The chilly spring evening had everyone bundled up April 28 when the Berkshire Botanical Garden held its 2012 season-opening party, but as all wise gardeners know, the full heat of summer will soon be upon us. In anticipation of that inevitable change in the weather, the BBG opened its new exhibition, Gimme Shelter: Architects Design for Shade. The show features four sheltering structures designed by Jamie Odegaard and Peter Murkett of New England Modern; Millbrook’s Jimmy Crisp; Lenox’s Kristine Sprague; and Williamstown’s Burr & McCallum Architects, whose inviting bench, suspended under a sky-lit shelter (demonstrated by Kevin Sprague and his son Matt, above), ensured the party was a swinging affair.
Kenzie Fields and her son Odie with Ned and Rebecca Odegaard; furniture maker Peter Murkett and Nathaniel Bossi.
Patrons Elise and Carl Hartman; Dan Rayhill and Garden trustee Judith Owens with Frank Quesada, Scott King and Randy Conti.
Liza and Nik Koblov stopped by the gardens after biking past with their children Slava and Lara Koblov; Brazilian poet Tarcísio Ramos hitched a ride with the Garden’s youth educational coordinator Jamie Samowitz.