Date: March 31st

Location: The Coppertree Restaurant at Hunter Mountain, Hunter, NY

Honoree: Purcell Palmer for Catwalk Artist Residency

This year Nite-Time had the pleasure of returning for the fifth year in a row to the Greene County Council on the Arts annual Beaux Arts Ball. Each year the ball is held at the beautiful Coppertree Restaurant at the foot of Hunter Mountain in Hunter, NY. This year’s March 31st ball had a masquerade theme which was a lot of fun and made it an incredible night!

This year the GCCA which “provides information and services to artists, arts organizations, cultural and educational institutions, civic groups, community agencies and the general public” honored Purcell Palmer.

Purcell, with her husband James, founded Catwalk Art Residency. Since its establishment in 2004, Catwalk has welcomed over 200 artists in residence to a “special retreat for art making, collaborative projects and scholarly discourse in a visually stimulating part of the country that has historically provided and continues today to provide significant inspiration to artists, cultural historians, writers and scholars.” Additionally, the council raised $22,000 toward their annual fundraising goal.

This year, there were masks made by local artists and volunteers available for sale during the silent auction to help everyone get into the spirit of the masked ball.

Lex Grey got things going with her bawdy cabaret and then we ramped things up with hits from the 60′s to today. Everybody was up and dancing, masked or unmasked!

It was actually really fun to perform wearing a mask, only a little bit difficult…

Yves had to take his off once he really started hitting those drums!

We love that we get the chance to lend a hand and help out this very worthy cause each year. Funding for arts in our communities is getting harder and harder to come by. We’d like to thank Kay Stamer, David Slutzky, the fine folks at the GCCA and all local arts councils for doing all that they do to keep arts alive in our communities.

If you didn’t make it out this time, next year consider joining us for an excellent time with an amazing group of people!

For more info on the Greene County Council on the Arts and their programs go to