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WCMA Season Celebration
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Andrew DeVries Benefit Party
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Real Art Party
PS21 Gala Celebrates New Building, Year-Round Programming
Jamie Larson reports from Hudson. It’s an exciting off season for PS21 in Chatham, New York. After 11 summers of performances under a tent, PS21 will offer year-round programing in its brand new theater. The indoor-outdoor structure designed by architect Evan Stoller was a big milestone to celebrate at PS21’s gala on Saturday, Nov. 12. The event was held at Time and Space Limited in Hudson and featured a performance by Monica Bill Barnes & Company. There was something special about having PS21’s President Judy Grunberg and TSL’s Linda Mussmann and Claudia Bruce together. Their influence on, and patronage of, the performing arts in Columbia County is hard to overstate. Now we can’t wait for the opening gala for the new building itself. [Above, Mussmann, Grunberg and Bruce.]
Architect of PS21’s new theater Evan Stoller and Phyllis Stoller. (Stoller has created a building that works as an indoor-outdoor large theater in warm weather and converts into an intimate black box in colder months.) Robert Kettenmann, Marilyn Wiles-Kettenmann and Jim Kelly.
The evening’s performers, Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass, with Monica Bill Barnes & Company’s creative producing directer Robert De Viteri and Jenney Shamash.
Real estate agents Susan B. Anthony and Sarah Sterling, also a Hudson city supervisor; Laura Miller, director of Perfect Ten After School, with Sam Chapin, Gwen Gould and New York State Assemblymember Didi Barrett.
PS21 board member Marcia Fardella, artist Pops Peterson and Jess Fardella.
Meg Cashen and Joanne Del Rossi; PS21 membership and box office manager and education coordinator Melony Spock, John Porritt and Mia Porritt.
Executive director of the Francis Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice Cheryl Roberts, with Mussmann and Bruce; Sheldon Evans, John Stein and Margaret Davidson.