Parties & Openings
March 16 - Williamstown
WCMA Season Celebration
March 3 - Lenox
Andrew DeVries Benefit Party
Feb. 23 - Pittsfield
Real Art Party
Dale Stewart reports from Spencertown, New York.
On Saturday, February 16, love was in the air at this year’s Spencertown Revels Movable Feast. The event, which boasted a Be Our Valentine theme, was a benefit for The Spencertown Academy Arts Center, and also served as a much needed mid-winter break for the 100-plus people who packed the auditorium. Patrons snacked on risotto balls and shrimp cocktail served by the Academy’s exceptional, all-volunteer catering crew, Let’s Eat, and were serenaded by NYCSubwayGirl, aka Cathy Grier. Before guests spread to nine locations for private dinner parties throughout the county, Academy Executive Director Mary Anne Lee, pictured left with Chef David Wurth and Edouard Vavel, toasted the third decade of Revels, explaining to the crowd that the feast perfectly demonstrates “how we come together around the idea of art, community, and friendship.”
Cathy Grier, Karen Halverson, and Michele Steckler; dinner party hosts John and Denise Dunne with Lydia Kukoff.
Builder Chuck Weinlein and writer Shawn Hartley-Hancock; K.K. and John Zutter with Ann Vartanian.
Ed Mangers, attorney Luis Harper, and Carsten Otto; garden writer Madaline Sparks, David Highfill, and Marian Krauskopf.
Dinner party hosts Rae and Bob Gilson; Ralph Loffredo with Donna Nadeau.
Greg Olsen with DeWayne Powell; Michele Chase, Debbie Collins, and Sandy Suk.
Let’s Eat, Spencertown Academy’s all-volunteer catering crew.