Parties & Openings
June 16 - Becket
Jacob's Pillow Opening Gala
June 14 - Lenox
Lenox Library Gala
June 9 - Hillsdale
Roe-Jan Party In The Park
MASS MoCA’s Big Day (And Night)
Lisa Green reports from North Adams. It’s not unusual for MASS MoCA to be the Grand Central of the Berkshires’ north county, but on Saturday, May 24, the reason for the extreme hustle bustle was twofold. In the late afternoon, there was the opening and reception for a new exhibit, “Teresita Fernandez: As Above So Below,” a scale-shifting work in which Fernandez combines graphite and gold to create a series of interconnected installations. The artist (shown left, with Denise Markonish, curator of exhibitions), greeted guests while they looked up, down and over to the various works. As afternoon shifted to evening, people of all ages joined the existing crowd to help celebrate MASS MoCA’s 15 years of extraordinary programming. The party got started with popup performers followed by a dance party to the music of Red Baraat and DJ Rekha.
Drew Moody, Keith Helman and Elisabeth Bernstein of Lehmann Maupin, the artist’s gallery, came from New York to view the exhibit; Jennifer Trainer Thompson, MASS MoCA’s director of special events and membership and Joe Thompson, director of MASS MoCA, stand in front of just a small portion of the artist’s work, “Sfumato.”
“Black Sun,” an installation of polycarbonate tubes, “as seen from above.”
Rose Escobar and Tony Dube, a photographer; Jo Laird, Michael Danoff, Tony Meier, an art dealer from San Francisco, and Kathy Meadowcroft of Marin County.
Carol Kiendl and Alice Cande; Benoit Gabriel of New York and Stephanie Smith from Lehmann Maupin.
“Lunar” shimmers with a virtual sea of more than 1,500 pounds of small glass beads.
Derek Parker, fabrication shop manager and Kathryn Tufano, manager of foundation and corporate giving at MASS MoCA, with Laura Steward; Red Baraat performs later in the evening in the Hunter Center.