Parties & Openings
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WCMA Season Celebration
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Andrew DeVries Benefit Party
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Real Art Party
In Hudson: McDaris Opens; Habitat for Humanity Celebrates
Dale Stewart reports from Hudson.
Hudson was hopping on Saturday, April 21 as several galleries held opening receptions, including Warren Street’s latest venue, Wendy McDaris Fine Art, where the inaugural exhibit featured a solo show of new work by Germantown artist Dawn Breeze (pictured with McDaris, left). Breeze’s paintings, works on paper, and video were completed at Baer, the world-renowned artist residency in Iceland. Lively events continued all the way down Warren and over to Basilica Hudson, where Columbia County Habitat for Humanity held its Builder of the Year Gala, celebrating local honorees Christine Chale of Rapport Meyers LLP, attorneys at law, and the Sidney and Beatrice Albert Foundation.
At the Habitat for Humanity gala: Janis Smyth, Columbia County Habitat board president, with Steve Baum; Michael Keegan and Jennifer Houle, operations manager at Cafe Le Perche.
Communications consultant Kimberly Rawson, Michael Zaccaro of Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity, and Cheryl Zaccaro; Jodi Hills and Andrea Colby.
Christine Chale, pictured with her husband Dan Freedman, has provided hundreds of hours of legal services pro bono for Columbia County Habitat; Isadore Cassuto (second from right), who accepted the award on behalf of the Sidney and Beatrice Albert Foundation, attended with his family, from left, grandson Jesse, daughter-in-law Elizabeth, wife Thalia, and son David.
Isabelle Bosquet-Morra, Katie Raziano, and Angela Patterson; executive director of Central Berkshire Habitat Carolyn Valli with her Columbia County counterpart, Brenda Adams.
Hudson City officials Judge Richard Koweek and Treasurer Eileen Halloran; James Cantele and Kristen Wahl.