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The Wassaic Project Summer Exhibition 2013

Fiona Breslin reports from Wassaic.
It’s a fact that every year Wassaic Project parties bring in one of the youngest and most merry crowds of any party across the region. This was the case on Saturday, June 15, as the project kicked off summer with more than 200 guests for its most important fundraiser of the year. A summer exhibition, Homeward Found, and art preview party held at the Maxon Mills, raised funding for education programs and keeping the project’s summer festival free to the public. The night was jam-packed with guests including senator Terry Gipson who spoke in support of the Wassaic Project, and Rick Lowe (pictured above), founder of Project Row Houses, in Houston’s northern Third Ward. Lowe spoke about creative placemaking, a new catchphrase that describes when public, private, non-profit, and community sectors partner to shape the qualities of a neighborhood around art and cultural activities. The night also included delicious food provided by ten local restaurants, handmade cocktails infused with lavender and mint, live music and, of course, art. Homeward Found will be open Saturdays and Sundays through Labor Day.


Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation president Jennifer Dowley, guest speaker Rick Lowe, and artist Slade West; Isaac, Shannon, Rosie and Solomon Green.



Wendy Chow and Charlotte Caldwell; Bang + Collins PR’s Emily Collins and reporter Arvolyn Hill.



John C. Gonzales, an artist in the show (Stick Exchange, 2013), sitting with his son Orion, in Cabin Tent by Kevin Cyr, 2011.


Jackie Branson and Kenneth Thomas; Gabriella Picone and Helena Picone of Aurelia Restaurant in Millbrook.


Eli Hansen, Becca Gilbert, Sam Gilbert, and Stefania Boone; Karen Klopp, John Klopp, and Laurence Levin.


Executive directors Jeff Barnett-Winsby, Bowie Zunino, and Eve Biddle in front of work by Barnett-Winsby.


Kenneth Thomas, Daniel Roberts, John Flowerboy and Louie Hinnen; Heather Johnson and Ania Gozdz.

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