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Night of 100 Plates: A Feast to Help Feed the Hungry

Rural Intelligence Parties and OpeningsCultural correspondent Bess J.M. Hochstein reports from Pittsfield: Art dealers Leslie Ferrin and Donald Clark were thinking of ways to give back to the community during the holidays, so they decided to host a festive dinner to benefit St. Stephen’s Table on November 21. The meal followed the opening reception for Ferrin’s annual, gift-oriented “Small Works” exhibition as well as a show called “Paper-or-Pottery-not Plastic”, which includes artist-designed paper plates ($100) and pottery plates ($35 -$100.)  At one long banquet table that ran the length of the gallery, 60 guests dined on a Thai feast prepared by sculptor Joe Wheaton, who has mastered the cuisine of coconut curries & peanut sauce, lemongrass & galangal, mango & papaya, and sticky rice & chilis on frequent travels to Southeast Asia with his partner, Dick Lipez (aka novelist Richard Stevenson, above). A longtime volunteer at St. Stephen’s Table, Wheaton cooked the entire multi-course meal, though many others—including St. Stephen’s Table coordinator Dan Moon, a culinary instructor at Taconic High School—helped dish it out. The evening raised more than $2,500 which will provide 50 nights of meals for those who would otherwise go hungry.
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The evening was the Ferrin Gallery debut of North Adams artists Laura Christensen and her husband, Gregory Scheckler, who sold five of his landscapes at the opening; social worker Alba Passerini with the Ferrin Gallery’s Donald Clark
 
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Mitch & Caitlin Nash of Pittsfield-based Blue Q; Ken & Suzanne Nash.
 
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Photographer Evan Soldinger with wife, metalsmith/jeweler Linda Kaye-Moses, author of Pure Silver Metal Clay Beads
 
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Carrie Saldo of Minc House with Leslie Ferrin; interior designer Sarah Thorne and West Stockbridge woodworker Peter Thorne.
 
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Writer and real estate broker Gladys Montgomery with Berkshire Eagle art critic Keith Shaw.
 
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Artists Paul Graubard and Karen Chase; artist Colleen Quinn with the Berkshire Museum’s director of interpretation, Maria Mingalone.
 
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Serving crew Dan Moon, Margot PaddockJoe Wheaton, Ingrid MacGillis, and Dick Lipez getting ready to dish it out.

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