CLOSED: OLLI Creative Aging Exhibit at Pittsfield City Hall

  • Sunday, March 01, 2020
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020
  • Pittsfield City Hall, 70 Allen Street, Pittsfield MA 01201


Please note: Pittsfield City Hall is currently closed due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Creative Aging:
65 and Better in the Berkshires

will be on exhibit during the month of March at

Pittsfield City Hall
70 Allen Street

Pittsfield, MA 01201

City Hall hours are 8am-4pm, Monday through Friday.
City Hall will be open late during Pittsfield's First Fridays Artswalk on Friday, March 6th, 5-8pm.

Twenty-five profiles of active, engaged community members who are 65 and better in the Berkshires were created by volunteer writers and photographers who are members of OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College. Each was nominated by a community member. They represent thousands more older adults in our Berkshires community who give back in many different ways and help transform our stereotypes of older adults.

We are honored to showcase these portraits at

Pittsfield City Hall

Those profiled include:

Restaurateur Craig Bero
Dance professor Sandra Burton
Biking and outdoor advocate Marjorie Cohan
Drum circle facilitator Otha Day
Grandparents raising grandchildren advocate Ella Deane
Soldier On chaplain Father Peter Gregory
Latino community advocate Don Ramiro Guerrero
African-American heritage a
dvocate Wray Gunn
Artist and fire chief Mark Hanford
Renowned baritone singer Benjamin Luxon
Musician and workforce education advocate Bill Mulholland
LGBTQ advocate Judy Nardacci
     Food insecurity activist Janie Pellish
Businessman and innovator Andy Plumer
Berkshire County NAACP President Dennis Powell
Business and college mentor Alan Rubin
Artist-entrepreneur Eric Rudd
Music and community advocates Claudia and Carl Shuster
TV and radio personality Bill Sturgeon
Rock On band camp founder Mary Talmi
Pittsfield school committee member Cindy Taylor
Director and playwright Barbara and Jesse Waldinger
Ceramics artist and activist June Wink.

The volunteer OLLI writers who wrote the profiles are: Bernadette Brusco, Mary Ellen Czerniak, Joanna Fribush, Chris Guidette, Kate Kidd, Greta Phinney, Sandi Rubin, Doug Truth, Megan Whilden, and Kathy Zdeb.

The volunteer OLLI photographers who took portraits for the profiles are: Susan Geller, Igor Greenwald, Lucy Kennedy, Peter Levine, and Doug Truth.

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