Tanglewood Benefit Art Show

Gallery Runs through Mid-September

Kimball Farms Life Care Community
235 Walker Street • Lenox, MA

The Connector Gallery of Kimball Farms Life Care Retirement Community is hosting a Tanglewood Benefit Art Show.

The show features beautiful, evocative paintings and drawings by Stephanie Anderson, William Oberst, Ali Moshiri, and photography by John MacGruer and Jane McWhorter as well as smaller works by an assortment of artists.

The gallery will run until mid-September and 20% of the proceeds from sales will benefit Tanglewood.

For more information, call 413-637-7000.

Meet the Artists

Stephanie Anderson lives and works in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, as an illustrator and painter. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, she has illustrated three books for children. Her work has appeared in Orion Magazine, American Artist Watercolor Magazine, and Berkshire Magazine. As a watercolor painter, Anderson has been fascinated by the still life.

William Oberst holds an MFA in painting from Stony Brook University and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Claremont Graduate University. He taught painting and drawing in the Stony Brook Art Department for more than a decade, as well as courses in the history of ideas for the university’s Honors College. Selected one of Today’s Masters by Fine Art Connoisseur magazine, his paintings are in collections in Italy, Canada, and the United States. He maintains a studio-residence in downtown North Adams, Massachusetts, where he continues his art practice and research in the foundations of representational art.

John MacGruer holds a BA from Colgate University and an MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. He has worked professionally as an award-winning independent film producer, director, cameraman, and editor. John has also taught at Columbia, Brooklyn College, and Simon’s Rock College. Recently his focus has shifted to still photography and his work has been exhibited in several NY and MA galleries.

Jane McWhorter holds a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. She is a professional photographer and graphic designer, creating books and book covers, CD’s, newsletters, brochures, and all forms of print media. Her photographs have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and books. She exhibits in galleries both locally and nationally and teaches photography in colleges and to individual students

Born in Iran, Ali Moshiri studied medicine and specialized in psychiatry as a younger man but was also devoted to art. Moshiri, of Amherst, says he began as a landscape painter and now works mostly on “abstractions based on landscape.” But he actually looks toward music as an inspiration for his work because of its “separation and lack of dependence on the objective and the corporeal.” He strives to find that in his paintings — capturing the moment “where nothing may cross into something.”