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Sandisfield Arts Center Patrons Keyed Up To Prep New Piano
Lisa Green reports from Sandisfield. On Saturday, May 5, guests at the Sandisfield Arts Center’s annual gala in Sandisfield, Mass. were encouraged to dress in black and white. After all, the evening’s theme was “The Piano and the Building That Houses It and All 88 Keys.” The vibrant arts center “in the middle of nowhere” (their words, not ours) has been the heart of the town for 175 years, formerly as various houses of worship. Now it hosts a full lineup of cultural events and is eagerly awaiting a Steinway baby grand soon to be donated. But first, the piano needs some major restoration work, and a special climate-controlled room must be built to house it. Patrons bought piano keys, bid on auction items to raise funds for the piano’s homecoming, and enjoyed a dinner prepared by chef Adam Manacher. [Above, Susan Van Sickle, Linda Mironte and Susie Crofut.]
George Wheeler, Michele Marincola and Melissa Bye; Jean Atwater-Williams, owner of BizTech Associates, with Allen and Sheila Liberman.
The smiling welcome committee: June Wink, Dassy Herman, Jane Hason and Rita Kasky.
Ron Aaron and Roberta Weiner of New York City; jewelry designer Margo Morrison and Natalie Mimes, who just bought a house in Sandisfield.
The Arts Center has five co-presidents this year: Hilde Weisert, Barbara Penn, Rosanne Skrip, Ed Brozman and Sheila Liberman.
Tom Christopher and Ron Bernard, the town’s historian; Susan Van Sickle and Laura Paskell-Brown, a soul doula.
Guests bought keys to help fund the incoming piano’s restoration.