Saturday, September 24, 2005

Pittsfield plans 50-artist "pink" show Sept. 30 for breast-cancer awareness

Submitted by Megan Whilden, Pittsfield city cultural-development director

PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- Don't be surprised if you see a preponderance of pink outfits around town this Friday, September 30th. The wearers will probably be vying for prizes at the evening opening of the second annual Think Pink art show, co-sponsored by the American Cancer Society’s Breast Health Team and the Storefront Artist Project, in collaboration with the City of Pittsfield’s Office of
Cultural Development.

The art show, which features over 50 local artists, is designed to raise awareness of breast cancer and raise funds for arts programs. Think Pink will be on display at the City of Pittsfield’s
Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, located at 28 Renne Avenue in downtown Pittsfield, from September 28 through October 29.

The Think Pink art show and reception is helmed by a volunteer committee of women, the majority of whom are breast cancer survivors themselves. “We were happily overwhelmed by the response from the
local artist community here in the Berkshires,” noted Connie Mah, a committee co-chair. “The generosity of the artists, the donors and sponsors, and the committee members has been wonderful.”

The opening reception this Friday, September 30, runs from 5:30pm to 9pm, and will feature a variety of pink-themed and playful refreshments, as well as prizes awarded for the best pink outfits.
Information on breast health will also be available for attendees to take home. The reception is free and open to the public.

Artwork for sale – all on the theme of the color pink or the “essence of woman” -- runs the gamut from abstract works to figures, florals, and landscapes in watercolor, acrylic, mixed media and oil
paint, along with fiber art, jewelry, and ceramics. Participating artists include Geoffrey Moss, Christine Heller, Anne Roland, Morris Bennett, Marge Bride, Jeanet Ingalls, Patricia Ryan, Gloria
Arnold, Caryl Lennon, Meryl Joseph, Peggy Braun, Anne Pasko, Paul Graubard, Bernie Re, Maggie Mailer, Diana Gala, Linda Ruberto, Doug Truth, Kathleen Nolan, Kellie Meisl, Amy Bruch, Kathleen McHenry,
Barbara Arpante, Susan Hartung, Colleen Quinn, Mario Calouri, Lois Ryder, Shawn Ryder, Lois VanCleff, Jan Perry, Jane Phelan Falcone, Mike McKay, Alice Trumbull, Lorraine Lavone, Adrianne Lederman,
Maranne Layhe, and Ina Hunt. In addition the exhibit includes jewelry by Victoria Flaherty; photography by Jonathan Kramer, Ben Garver, and Alan Hayes; a turtle shell rattle by Connie Mah; fiber art
by Fern Leslie and Lesley Ann Beck; and ceramics by Jim Horsford and Daniel Bellow. Several of the participating artists are breast cancer survivors as well.

The Think Pink benefit art show is underwritten by the following generous sponsors: the Berkshire Eagle, Berkshire Hematology Oncology; Berkshire OB/GYN Associates; Berkshire Radiology Associates;
Berkshire Surgical Associates; Basil Michaels, M.D.; Berkshire Medical Center, Women’s Imaging Center; Advanced Medical Imaging; and Marian Raser.

Proceeds from all sales go to the artist and towards arts programs for women with breast cancer. For more information on the Think Pink art show, please call 413-499-9370 or visit For more information about breast cancer resources, please call the American Cancer Society at 413-445-2416.


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