Parties & Openings
April 22 – E. Chatham
Habitat For Humanity Brunch
April 14 – Pittsfield
Susan Merrill Exhibit Opening
April 7 – Ghent
Ghent Playhouse Gala
Peering Through Glass At The Schantz Gallery Reception
Lisa Green reports from Stockbridge. It would not be an overstatement to say that I was gobsmacked by the virtuosity of the glass artists represented at the Schantz Galleries, but even the collectors among the crowd expressed wonderment for the pieces on display. Jim Schantz and his team invited a select audience to a reception to view “Cast, Cut and Cold” on Saturday, Oct. 7, at which several of the exhibiting artists were present. “Come help us celebrate the art, the artists, and the beautiful autumn colors of New England,” read the invitation, but clearly, the works by these internationally recognized glass artists, some of the best known in the world, were the real stars of the weekend. Following the reception, guests strolled around the block to the Red Lion Inn, where Jim Schantz and Kim Saul hosted a dinner for the art glass community — of which I now proudly call myself one. Above, a piece by Dale Chihuly hovers over the main floor exhibition area.
Hana Rosol, whose husband’s work is in the gallery, with glass artist Robin Grebe, whose work is also on display; Stanley Wooley of Schantz Gallery, with Susan Baker of Art New England, and her sister, Gail Baker.
Nick Minglis and Erica Minglis traveled from their home near Woodstock to enjoy the gallery reception.
Eric Federer and Wendy Federer with gallery owner Jim Schantz; Robert Shaloff and Michelle Shaloff of West Stockbridge and New Jersey.
Kim Saul and Jim Schantz, gallery owners and gracious hosts of the reception and dinner.