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Radioactive Bodega !!! Here we come 2010 ! IS183 FTW !!!

Do you remember the Hairball, it was all about hair, you helped, it was great, 450 people showed up, it helped keep the doors open at IS183. Well that was last year, this year it’s all about Radioactive Bodega.

What the hell is that you may be asking, well, we are not exactly sure. We are probably talking about some huge mutant vegetables and fruits in typical bodega setting, maybe some more mutants thrown in just for fun, and the space is a huge industrial factory, 30 ft. ceilings.  There are cranes, sandblasting rooms the size of a small house, welders, torches and other weird crap made of steel. Did you hear me, there are cranes, lots of them, we can hang stuff off the cranes, like the DJ.  Oh and did I mention we have to heat the place somehow. This will be the most bizarre IS183 event yet and thus we need your creative input, lots of it.

Anyway, since we are not working with the typical four square walls as in the past, I thought we should invite some of the decorating crew from past events to take a look at the space. If you can make it and are interested in helping out, let me know, we are meeting there this Friday at 9:00 AM.  The party is in March, so nothing urgent has to be done at the moment other than look at the space and dream stuff up. Should be a quick meeting just to see the space. Let me know if you can make it.

Seth Nash


Message from Seth and Kris – IS 183 Decorating Committee

Hairball Central

You are on this list because you have either been fabulously creative on past IS183 decorating committees or are interested in helping this year. If you don’t remember building the four horsepower motorized chicken in 2008, this is all the more reason to get involved this year. It’s mid February, your skin is white, it’s time to get out of the house and do something fun with someone other than your kitty cat. The Hairball promises to be another bizarre party held March 14 Feb 11th at the new Shakespeare theater. We have lots of ideas for things to be constructed, glued and painted. We need to make crazy wigs and all sorts of things. So we are having a meeting this Wednesday night 7:00 PM. Please attend if you can, it will probably be the last meeting we have. However if you can’t make it, we will happily hook you up with a project. Please RSVP one choice below:

a) Yes I will be there Wednesday night, however I do not want to make a four horsepower chicken.

b) I can’t make it, but would like to help and am good at:___________________________ (making stuff, painting, sewing, gluing, conceptual ideas, writing copy, lighting etc.)

c) I have no interest in your ridiculous party, I like my white skin and 2 close friends

Seth and Kris Committee


Pics from The Hairball Patron Cocktail Party

Message from Nicole Garzino:

Saturday’s “Hair Ball” Patron’s Cocktail Party! At the event, we were all treated to a “100 Years of Hair” show designed and orchestrated by Peter Alvarez of the Peter Alvarez Salon in Lenox. Check out some of the hair designs at the link below – and get your ideas together for your own “Look” for our March 14 Hair Ball Gala.

Invitations have gone out and should be in your mailbox. If you have not yet received one, info is available on the blog linked below or you can call IS183 at 413-298-5252.

Thanks again to all of our patrons and sponsor who made the cocktail party so superb!

Peter Alvarez Website

The IS183 Website

Facebook Group

Link to the Flickr photo set if Pictobrowser is down

If you want download access to the pics, please contact Kit Latham kit.latham@gmail.com or call 917-359-8870 (free – you just need to be given access)


IS183 Art School of the Berkshires – 2009 Party

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The Hair Ball

Dance Party and Silent Auction

Saturday March 14th 2009

at Shakespeare and Company’s Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre

70 Kemble Street Lenox MA

6:00 PM Pre-Party Dinners in Private Homes

8:00 PM Dance Party Extravaganza (21+ only)

Music by DJ BFG

visit www.IS183.org for tickets or call

413-298-5252 ext 100

If you want help with this years party and fundraiser you can contact us through this form CLICK HERE !