Art & Cocktail Reception Draws Standing-Room Only Crowd

Wednesday, August 9, 2017



Anne Barnett and HVA Board Secretary Barton Jones.

Reception hosts Pam and Richard Stebbins

Video presentation of the source-to-sound paddle trip given by HVA Berkshire Director Dennis Regan.


Minke and Bruno Quinson 

Teresa Mango and Shep Evans


On Wednesday, August 9, a special event “Celebrating the Beauty of the Housatonic” was held at historic Stockbridge Station in Stockbridge, Mass. Hosted by longtime HVA supporters Richard and Pamela Stebbins, the celebration highlighted the work of Housatonic Valley Association and gave river lovers a chance to mix and mingle. A video presentation of the ten-day “Source to Sound 2016” paddling trip highlighted the diversity of the river, with GoPro video footage covering the entire 150-mile water trek from the Berkshires to the tidal marshes of Long Island Sound. Many of the evening’s attendees had been part of that voyage and were happy to relive the experience. Visitors also enjoyed artworks from the Schantz Gallery’s “River Art Project” featuring river-inspired paintings from local artists, proceeds from which benefit HVA and other river conservation organizations.

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