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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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Gunn Historical Museum Fundraiser Kicks Off Antiques Show

Jacque Lynn Schiller reports from Washington Depot. A low, rolling fog created a dramatic walk up to the entrance of The Washington Connecticut Antiques & Design Show preview party held on the evening of Oct. 9. Inside, the Washington Primary School gym was transformed into an art lover’s dream, with almost 20 dealers creating warm and inviting “rooms” showcasing an exceptional array of antiques, jewelry and collectibles. The annual weekend-long event is one of the most important fundraisers of the year for the Gunn Memorial Library & Museum, and its supporters were reciprocally acknowledged with treats to the eyes and ears. As delectable cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were passed, The David Poirier Quartet provided a jazzy soundtrack for perusing, whether for purchase or inspiration. According to committee member Wilson Henley, a Gunn Memorial trustee and antiques dealer, “We want to loosen up the idea of ‘antiques show’ and make it less intimidating for buyers who may be on the lookout for items that are stylish yet practical.” Mission accomplished. Above, a few of the women of Washington: Susan Markert, Jillian Kauff and Betty Daniels.

Kathryn McCarver Root of KMR Arts and architect Scott Weaver; Lester Edelman and Margaret Edelman.

Jeff Coploff, Chuck Holton and Krista Adams take a break from shopping.

Joseph Stannard of Joseph Stannard Design; Julie Bailey looks at an Eric Sloane painting in Roberto Freitas Antiques & Decorative Arts booth.

Akin Kolawole of Embellish Antiques, which specializes in antique lighting; Alex Craft of RT Facts in Kent.

View of the booth set up by Cottage+Camp.

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