Parties & Openings
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WCMA Season Celebration
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Andrew DeVries Benefit Party
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Real Art Party
Spring into Art: Reception for the Annual Community Arts Exhibition
Rachel Louchen reports from Stockbridge. The 2nd Annual Community Arts Exhibition hosted its juried show on Saturday, April 20, at the Sohn Fine Art Gallery in Stockbridge. Benefiting Chesterwood, a National Trust Historic site, 19 artists (professional and amateur) were featured, providing an array of photographic genres from hand-colored mixed media to more traditional city-street scenes. Juried by Sohn Fine Art owner and photographer Cassandra Sohn along with Donna Hassler, Director of Chesterwood, and Kathryn Price, curator of Special Projects at Williams College, first place was awarded to Gene Elling, with his photograph “Industrial Lullaby,” depicting a baby crib inside a mechanic’s garage. Helping the nonprofit was a no-brainer for Sohn, who noted that this event brings together local artists to merge community and culture. At left, Leslie Shatz with her friend, Elaine Radiss, who also contributed two photographs to the exhibition.
Denise Chandler of Lenox with her People’s Choice-winning photograph “Dancing Poppy;” Annie Unger of Great Barrington with Mildred Smith of Sheffield.
One of the event’s jurors, Kathryn Price and Anne Cathcart, Associate Manager of Collections & Programs at Chesterwood; Great Barrington residents Rachel Brier and Phil Pechukas.
Winnie Walsh, Gladys Montgomery, and juror Donna Hassler.
Rich Petrino of Great Barrington with Sandra Newman; Karin Watkins of South Egremont and Liz Hogan of New Marlborough.
Jules Titelbaum with wife, Susan Titelbaum; Gabriel Squailia with his daughter.
The nights Jurors; Donna Hassler, Kathryn Price, and Sohn Fine Art owner Cassandra Sohn.