Parties & Openings
April 14 – Pittsfield
Susan Merrill Exhibit Opening
April 7 – Ghent
Ghent Playhouse Gala
March 31 – Hudson
Lil' Deb's Commitment Ceremony
The Art School Behind The Curtain: IS183 Goes To Oz
Amy Krzanik reports from Pittsfield. No matter the venue – be it hotel, museum, theater, historic mansion, bed and breakfast or warehouse – IS183 Art School of the Berkshires and event planners Berkshire Shenanigans know how to transform it into whatever they wish. This year’s fundraiser/Halloween extravaganza on Saturday, Oct. 29 began with dinner at Hotel on North, followed by a Wizard of Oz-themed dance party at Shire City Sanctuary. The church-turned-makerspace’s high ceilings lent itself well to flying monkeys and witches, a floating full moon and a swirling, glittery green tornado. Scarecrows, lions, munchkins and witches both good and evil agree: there’s no place like IS183. [Above, an un-cowardly lion with Rebecca Weinmann and IS183’s Carrie Wright and Hope Sullivan.]
Nancy Hoffmeier and Minnie Mouse (Regina Burgio); Little Red Riding Hood Elise Abrams and Hillary Clinton (Laurie Norton Moffatt).
Morticia and Gomez Addams (Alaina and Marco); Julia Gallagher, Jeanne Robinson and Colleen Fernbacher.
Partygoers take a break from the dance floor to pose for a photo.
Mark Tiacenti, Beetlejuice (Todd Tiacenti) and Kim Wilson; Tristanne Chalmers and Andy Warhol (Rich Adamczyk).
IS183’s executive director Hope Sullivan with dinner co-hosts Lauren Joy, a board member, and David Schecker; Gillian Gorman Rabin and Johanna Wise.