Parties & Openings
March 16 - Williamstown
WCMA Season Celebration
March 3 - Lenox
Andrew DeVries Benefit Party
Feb. 23 - Pittsfield
Real Art Party
Hancock Shaker Village Undergoes A Revival
Amy Krzanik reports from Pittsfield. It was a hoedown scheduled on what turned out to be one of the steamiest (and later, summer-stormiest) of the year, but that didn’t stop supporters from flocking to Hancock Shaker Village’s Summer Revival on Saturday, Aug. 20. Much of the credit for the fantastic turnout goes to this year’s gala co-chairs, Darin Johnson and Greg Keffer, who more than doubled 2015’s attendance. Guests nibbled on artisanal cheeses and charcuterie in the Shaker Gardens, and feasted on a farm-to-table meal prepared on site by Fire Roasted Catering. Dessert — adorably decorated mini cupcakes and delicious banana pudding — was provided by NYC’s Magnolia Bakery. A silent auction featuring trips, dining experiences and Shaker collectibles led into a live auction which offered private dinners prepared by popular local chefs David Wurth and Brian Alberg. Money raised will go to support the Village’s daily operations and educational programming, while the “cause-within-a-cause” part of the live auction will fund the restoration of the Shaker Brick Dwelling, considered an architectural icon, and other historic buildings. A special musical performance by The Lonely Heartstring Band out of Boston, Mass. capped off the successful evening event. [Above, HSV trustee and gala co-chair Darin Johnson, Kathy Cain, HSV president and CEO Linda Steigleder and gala co-chair Greg Keffer.]
HSV board member Tracy Goodnow with friends Ginny Anderson and Jeff Belmont; Ben Boyd, Kevin Blanchette, Carlos Saavedra, Justin Leibolt and Vincent Metallo.
Keith Scott with Tessa Edick of FarmOn! Foundation; a group of guests pose with a friendly calf from the farm.
Overseer Elaine Christopher, board vice-chair Mary Rentz, Krista Mangiardi, the Village’s program registrar and gifts officer, and Kelly and Dave Milligan of Balance Rock Investment Group, who are underwriting this summer’s exhibit, Living on Earth: The Work of Robert Hite.
The Lonely Heartstring Band, from Boston, Mass., entertains the crowd under the tent.
The 1826 Round Stone Barn glows in the blue twilight of the evening.