Sculptor Andrew DeVries Creates Stunning Original Work To Launch Culpo Award at Albany Berkshire Ballet’s 50th Anniversary Gala

Berkshires, MA — Renowned sculptor Andrew DeVries has brought to life a dramatic new work of art that will serve to launch the Madeline Cantarella Culpo Award later this month,  at Albany Berkshire Ballet‘s 50th Anniversary gala celebration, on August 17.
“I owe my whole career to the ballet world. It was by drawing dancers and being in that milieu that I learned what it truly takes to be an artist,” said DeVries of the new creation, called Dance with Me. “I’m honored that ABB thought of my work as an award for Madeline – her dedication to her art form is akin to my own dedication to sculpture.”
“For me it started out as passion but at some point I realized it was a deep seated Love – something at the core of my being – unshakable,” added DeVries. “I hope that comes through in Dance with Me.”
Albany Berkshire Ballet’s new award is named for its Founder and longtime Artistic Director Madeline Cantarella Culpo, a champion of dance performance and education in the Northeast for more than 65 years. It is being established to recognize “outstanding achievements and contributions to the art of dance,” and will be presented to a new recipient annually.
“The Golden Age of Dance”
August 17, 2019 •   5:30–11:00PM
Berkshire Plaza Hotel (Holiday Inn), 1 West Street, Pittsfield, MA
Tickets: $25-100
Please call 413-445-5382 or email ballet@albanyberkshire.org for more information.

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