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Parties & Openings

Nov. 18 – Pittsfield
Festival of Trees

Nov. 15 – G. Barrington
Indwe Learning Center Benefit

Nov. 11 - Chatham
PS21 Gala

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“SoHo Sins” At The School Explores An Illicit NY Art Scene

Jamie Larson reports from Kinderhook. Crime and culture, art and mayhem describe the focus and backdrop of the posh gathering Saturday, Aug. 6 at Jack Shainman Gallery: The School. The event, celebrating the release of SoHo Sins, the first novel by Richard Vine, managing editor of Art in America,  included, along with a lecture and signing, a lovely reception among The School’s exhibits in the front hall. The novel explores the dark and illicit underbelly of the New York art scene. Of course, we assume Manhattan’s best known dealers, curators, collectors and artist, some of whom were in attendance Saturday, don’t take part in such unseemly affairs — in the city or in the Rural Intelligence region. The evening was brought together by local unconventional arts publicist Katharine T. Carter and Jack Shainman, above.

Managing Editor of Art in America and author of SoHo Sins, Richard Vine poses with his freshman novel; Richard Roth, jeweler Jan Michaels and Hudson Gallery owner Carrie Haddad.

New York City gallery owner Elga Wimmer and Claire Feldman; Columbia County Historical Society Executive Director Lori Yarotsky, Randall Schmit and Maret Halinen.

Alice Axfeld-Storm, Siena College professor of creative arts Dr. Mahmood Karimi Hakak and the worldly J. Thalia Cunningham, a doctor and author (among other things).

Artist Katarina Spitzer, Denola Perreten and Eddie Spitzer.

The packed house inside The School’s front hall gallery; Cathy Farrell and Rick Cunningham in rapt conversation.

Marinka Gerkman and Ginny Westervelt; Shainman’s The School which was, not so long ago, an elementary school.

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