Stephen Hannock Artwork to be Auctioned at Founders’ Day

Written by Christy Richardson on April 17, 2014

Renowned Artist’s one-of-a-kind print will benefit Pine Cobble School

WILLIAMSTOWN MA, April 17, 2014. Pine Cobble School is honored to announce that a one-of-a-kind print by world-renowned artist Stephen Hannock will be auctioned at the school’s Founders’ Day celebration on May 3.

This spectacular print is the first proof of the first woodcut for Hannock’s yet-to-be-

released letterpress book: The Last Ship; from the river of the northern city, from Two Ponds Press. This compendium features 10 woodcuts by Stephen Hannock with text by Sting. The text is the lyrics of four songs from Sting’s fall of 2014 Broadway debut, The Last Ship.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a unique work of art by Hannock, whose work is held in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Gallery of Art in Washington,DC, the Boston MFA, and the Yale Art Gallery, among others. The artist shares an Academy Award for Special Visual Effects for the movie, What Dreams May Come, and his daughter is a Pine Cobble student.

The Founders’ Day event, “Speakeasy 77” will be May 3rd at Hops and Vines in Williamstown at 6:30 p.m. It is open to the public and includes hearty hors d’oeuvres, signature cocktails, and dancing with DJ Karl Mullen. It is open to the public, and all proceeds support scholarships and financial aid at Pine Cobble.

Absentee bids can be arranged; contact Sarah Dewey for more information.

Pine Cobble is a coeducational day school founded in 1937. Nestled in a beautiful setting originally designed as an estate by Olmsted Associates, Pine Cobble supports intellectual rigor, curiosity, and creativity within a caring community. A fundamental tenet of the Pine Cobble experience is character education; nine character pillars — compassion, gratitude, respect, honesty, responsibility, patience, self-control, courage, and cooperation are woven into every aspect of the students’ lives. The School currently serves 141 students, ages two-years-nine-months through ninth grade, from Berkshire County, southern Vermont, and eastern New York.

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