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WCMA Season Celebration
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Andrew DeVries Benefit Party
Feb. 23 - Pittsfield
Real Art Party
Shire City Sanctuary Throws A Fantastic February Frolic
Amy Krzanik reports from Pittsfield. As part of this year’s 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival, Shire City Sanctuary held a February Frolic event on Valentine’s Day, February 14. The Berkshire Historical Society’s “revealing” lingerie parade of 10 women in 10 outfits from 10 eras kicked off the evening’s festivities. The historical fashion show, designed by Joan Degusto and staged by BHS’s Director of Communications J. Peter Bergman, coincides with the Historical Society’s latest exhibit at Arrowhead – Close to the Skin: A Revealing Look at Lingerie – on display through May 3. The show was followed by dinner downstairs, and, later on, a dance party with DJ BFG. Above, model and Arrohead farm manager Kristen Laney, emcee Joan Degusto and model Fianna Toolan.
Bill and Rose Ann Sturgeon with Matthew and Kristen Behnke; Anna Claire Korenman, Marianna Poutasse and Jen Glockner.
Shire City Sanctuary owners Chris Swindlehurst and Crispina ffrench and their children with J. Peter Bergman and Cate Crowley.
Heart-shaped cookies for the crowd; Dyann Arduini, escorted by J. Peter Bergman, models circa 1810 undergarments including pantalets, petticoat and corset.
Later on in the evening, Shire City Sanctuary was decked out for a dance party.