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Clark Art Institute Honors 44 Volunteers

For Immediate Release

September 18, 2003

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute yesterday afternoon honored 44 volunteers for this past year's service at the information desk, auditorium events, and membership. Volunteers in these areas contribute more than 2200 hours annually. In the summer of 2003, volunteers contributed a total of 708 hours at the information desk, assisting the more than 84,000 visitors who came to see the exhibition Turner: The Late Seascapes.

At a thank you tea, Tony King, deputy director for administration, presented a certificate to Doris Hartheimer of Lanesboro in honor of her five years of volunteer service. Volunteers Gail Colpoys and Warren Hyman, both of Williamstown, have both achieved their ten-year volunteer certificates.

Other information desk volunteers this summer were: Janice Adkins, Nan Alberti, Bob Back, Moira Buoni, Franz Burnet-Gocht, Gail Colpoys, Sally Cramer, Rita Feldman, Mary Fisher, Mary Flynt, Ann Foster, Polly Hamilton, Nancy Hart, Barbara Hyman, Barbara Lesser, Jeanne MacWilliams, Peter Mehlin, Elizabeth Patterson, Ruth Richardson, Angela Rifkin, Mort Rifkin, Dorothy Rudolph, Amely Smith, Helen Smith, Lydia Soifer, Jid Sprague, Lucy Stanton, Helen Vallencourt, and Joan Wright, all of Williamstown; Jill Hespos of Readsboro, VT; Marjorie Hurley of Pownal, VT; Carole Soling of Florida; and Teri Trahan of Hoosick, NY.

Volunteers who have served as ushers for auditorium events this year are: Barbara Hyman, Elizabeth Patterson, Ruth Richardson, Helen Vallencourt, Gisela Lehovec of Williamstown, Dale and Jamie Ott of Clarksburg, Sandy Katz of Pownal, and Steve Sauve of Pownal. Elda Gazzaniga of North Adams was thanked for her volunteerism in the membership department.

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