Sunday, June 28, 2009

the Stimulus Project!

Liz and I went up to the Berkshires this weekend to go to the Stimulus show at the Sienna gallery. What a great show! All of the work was displayed in Craftsmen tool boxes (something near and dear to my heart). Everything in the show was under $500! There were so many pieces we were drooling over. Liz and I had to buy something. I bought a great brooch/plate by G├ęsine Hackenberg and Liz bought an incredible set of earrings by Susie Ganch. It was quite a whirlwind of a show. If you get a chance it is really worth a trip up here. We stayed over night in Stockbridge at the the Red Lion Inn which was absolutely incredible. It is about five miles from the gallery. For breakfast, the chef smoked his own sausage from his own farm raised pigs, all organic I might add. Holy crap, for those of you that know me and my passion for smoked meats or breakfast meats know that this made my day. I am such a fatty. The Inn had a crazy old time elevator that was all handmade or at least mostly handmade. After the opening we went to the Mission, a tapas bar in Pittsfield with, Sienna, Doug Bucci, Anthony Tommarow, John Rais and Kristi Sword. and afterward had beers at the pub downstairs from the Inn. What a good time. Good food, good people. I am including a whole bunch of photos of the opening and then a separate set of our time at the Inn. Liz and Doug took a whole bunch of photos that I am sure will surface on facebook or Liz's Flickr