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PS21 Presents A Stylish Fashion InTENTsive
Rachel Louchen reports from Chatham. High up on a mountain underneath a giant tent, PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century presented the first-ever Fashion InTENTsive, a fundraising event on Saturday, July 5 to support its summer programs. The evening showcased clothing from PS 21’s own Rewraps, located on Main Street, which resells used clothing to benefit the organization. With the help of longtime volunteers and friends of the not-for-profit, numerous locals appeared as models and performers. Now in its ninth year, PS21 has a full season of diverse events planned for the summer, including the popular Movie Tuesdays underneath the stars, and live music and dance classes, which have been drawing a diverse turnout. Alan Chartock, Director of WAMC radio, who is a longtime friend of founder Judy Grunberg (seen above with Johnna Murray, Rewraps Manager and event advisor) served as auctioneer. Valatie resident Amy Freinberg-Trufas was the fashion segments director and taught the local novice volunteers how to do their little turn on the catwalk.
Volunteers Wendy Power and massage therapist Brin Quell manned the entrance; site manager Sam Reilly with concessions manager Anna Acciani.
Chatham residents and PS21 charter members Arthur Fredericks and Jane Fredericks; volunteers Kate Gulliver of Austerlitz with Kathy Marin of Chatham.
Strutting on the catwalk. Photo credit: Barbara Reina
Bill Camp provided set and light design while singer Zachary Pearson performed; Sally-Jane Heit who performed, with Johanna Murray.