Parties & Openings
April 22 – E. Chatham
Habitat For Humanity Brunch
April 14 – Pittsfield
Susan Merrill Exhibit Opening
April 7 – Ghent
Ghent Playhouse Gala
Amongst ‘Friends’ And Neighbors: Spencertown Kitchen Tour Preview Party
Amy Krzanik reports from Spencertown. If you want something done, do it yourself. If you want something done right, have the Friends of Historic St. Peter’s Church do it. From the setting — the finely decorated home and serene back lawn belonging to Ellsworth Kelly and Jack Shear, to the hors d’oeuvres — a long table filled with delicious and creative offerings made by the Friends themselves, the kickoff party for the Spencertown Kitchen Tour on Friday, Sept. 25 went off without a hitch. The evening’s event, as well as the tour on the following day, benefit the non-sectarian, non-profit organization which uses the funds to rehabilitate and maintain the beloved downtown church. Originally constructed in 1771, the building is now listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places. Host Jack Shear, above left, was kind enough to lead guests on a tour of his home, where they marveled at art by Ellsworth and others and, naturally, marveled at the modern kitchen.
Michael Rebic, Jane Magee and Paul Bernstein; Barbara Willner and Nansi Friedman.
Barbara Smith and Edward Wachsberger; kitchen tour committee member Mitzi Lobdell with Denise Dunne and Lynne O’Connell, whose homes were featured on the tour.
Michele Steckler, Betsy Howard and Joanne Murphy; a small sample of the many creative appetizers supplied by the Friends.
The party tent viewed from the home’s back patio.