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Moments House and the Whitney Center for the Arts are bringing back the popular "Think Pink" fund-raising art event with a broader theme based not just on breast cancer awareness, but cancer awareness in general.

The show, "Not Just Pink," will open 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. An after party with live musical entertainment by The Shadow Twisters and refreshments is slated from 8 to 10 p.m.

The exhibit is curated by Leo Mazzeo. Artists include Heather Austin, Angela Brett, Mario Caluori, Rick Casucci, Daniel Dougherty, Andrea Feldman, Virginia Goggins, Katherine Haig, Ghetta Hirsch, Grier Horner, Jennifer Huberdeau, Jane Hudson, Jurek, Lisa Ketcham, Mark Mellinger, Lisa Merullo, Carol Moynihan, Ivor Parry, Anthony Ptak, David Ricci, Marney Schorr, Rosemary Starace, Sarah Sutro, Holly Whiting and Terry Wise.

Cancer survivor Andrea Feldman will present a slideshow and talk about how she used painting to transform the physical and emotional stress of a life-threatening illness at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Whit. Coffee and refreshments will be served at 1 p.m.

Moments House, at 2 South St., Pittsfield, is a non-profit gathering place for those fighting cancer, including their family and friends.

"Not Just Pink" will be on view noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays throughout October, during events at the Whit and by appointment, 413-281-6665.



Norman Rockwell Museum welcomed new members to its board of trustees and National Council during the museum's annual meeting on Sept. 15. Douglas Clark, Audrey Friedner, Ramelle Pulitzer and Ron Walter were elected as new trustees.

The board includes Chairman Robert T. Horvath, President Alice Carter, First Vice President Jamie Williamson, Treasurer John V. Frank and Clerk Peter Williams. David Glodt, Johnny Haney, Deborah Hoover, John Hyson, Carol Konner, Edward Lamont, Magdalen Livesey, Marion Simon and Jamie Williamson were also re-elected to three-year terms.

Clark of Saratoga, Calif., is managing partner of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. He previously joined Norman Rockwell Museum's National Council in 2016 with his wife, Ruth Ann McNees.

Friedner of Stockbridge, taught at the Great Neck Public School System of Long Island until her retirement in 1999. She and her husband Ralph previously served on the museum's National Council.

Pulitzer has served as executive director for an artists' organization, taught art appreciation at Winston-Salem State University and was the owner of an art gallery featuring artists of North Carolina. She and her husband, Michael, a National Council member, reside in Stockbridge. She also serves as a docent at the museum.

Walter began his career as an assistant professor at MIT and later served the City of New York in several capacities. He retired as managing director of Citigroup in 2007. He and his wife, Marilyn, previously served on the museum's National Council. He lives in New York City and Great Barrington.


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