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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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Butterflies Take Flight At Berkshire Museum’s Summer Gala

Rachel Louchen reports from Pittsfield. On the first day of summer, the Berkshire Museum unveiled its latest (quite seasonally appropriate) exhibit, Butterflies and had a massive party to celebrate the bright-winged beauties, as well as the solstice. On Saturday, June 21, the museum was filled with jazz music and delicious hors d’oeuvres as guests viewed the new exhibit, which features the unique creatures in every shape, size and color. The highlight is the live Butterfly Pavilion, which allows visitors to view first-hand the butterflies in their habitats. Later in the evening, after the lively auction, DJ BFG was on hand to spin dance music late into the night. Above, Sasha Klimchuk and Brittany Benahm, who assisted with development and Kendra Knisley, curatorial assistant, greeted guests to the party.

Trustees as well as gala committee members Stacey and Jeffery Weber with Maria Mingalone, curator of the exhibition.

Lynn Mazzeo and Mike Mazzeo; Bob Maxwell, Julianne Maxwell and Museum trustee Jeff Noble.

Butterfly pavilion hostess Adrianna Fox and Austin Johnson; Former Museum board president Betsy Selkowitz and consultant Rena Zurofsky.

The Museum’s Executive Director Van Shields with Leo Quiles and gallerist Sienna Patti.

Barrington Stage’s Board Chairperson Mary Ann Quinson with its Board President Marita O’Dea Glodt; Gala committee members Stephen Bayne and Bernadette Patyski.

Trustee Wendy Gordon and Tony Chojnowski, proprietor of Casablanca in Lenox; Dr. Lydia Resner, Alan Needleman and Martin Shimmel.

Dan Summers with Gina Puc, Director of Admission at MCLA; Committee members Renee Erenburg and Marcia Feuer

Lawyer Mark Gold, President of Berkshire Community College Ellen Kennedy, lawyer Virginia Stanton Smith and Berkshire Theatre Group Managing Director Craig Smith.

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