Parties & Openings
March 25 - Lenox
Flying Deer Dance Party
March 16 - Williamstown
WCMA Season Celebration
March 3 - Lenox
Andrew DeVries Benefit Party
Illustration Celebrations in Hillsdale and Stockbridge
On Friday, June 8, the opening reception of an exhibit at the Roeliff-Jansen Community Library in Hillsdale of the work of Ancram resident R.O Blechman, animator, illustrator, children’s book author, and New Yorker cartoonist, drew a crowd rife with admiring fellow artists and illustrators. The show, which runs through June 24, includes the artist’s animated films. On July 14 & 15, Blechman’s home studio will be among those on a library-benefit tour of artists’ studios.
Sculptor Leon Smith with the artist R.O. Blechman; Jason Metzner and Isabel Halley.
Illustrators Carin Berger, David Goldin, and Christoph Hitz; Marty Davidson, Moisha Blechman, and Rita Montone. Photos: Marilyn Bethany
On Saturday, June 9, supporters of the Norman Rockwell Museum donned velvet jackets, eye patches and scabbards to celebrate the opening of Howard Pyle: American Master Rediscovered with a Swagger & Dagger Dance Party. Museum director Laurie Norton Moffatt presented Walt Reed with the museum’s first ever Distinguished Scholar Award before guests moved outside to the terrace for food, drink, and dancing to music by the Berkshire Bateria. The exhibit will remain on view now through October. (Photos courtesy of Norman Rockwell Museum.)
NRM development officer Debbie Hanson Greene and the museum store’s Susan Mani; Laurie Norton Moffatt presenting the Distinguished Scholar Award to Walt Reed.
A pirate’s life for Jed Schwartz, Lee Schwartz, Debbie Greene, David Goldfarb, and Walter Engels.