MCLA-Pittsfield to Feature Ian Mosher as October Artist of the Month

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. —Recent MCLA graduate Ian Mosher will be the featured artist at MCLA-Pittsfield during October, with work on display at the College's Pittsfield location at 66 Allen Street. 
 
Mosher's work will be exhibited for the entire month, and an opening artist reception will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1, during the city's First Fridays Artswalk, sponsored by the City of Pittsfield Office of Cultural Development. 
 
Mosher, who retired after 20 years in the U.S. Army, is a professional graphic designer and photographer. He attended the Tom Savini Special Make-Up Effects Program before earning his bachelor's degree in art, with a concentration in studio, at MCLA. He currently works as a visual arts instructor at the Long Trail School in Dorset, Vt. Mosher has been married to his wife Tracey for almost 26 years. They are the parents of two amazing full-grown children, Taylor and Ethan. 
 
Mosher's show will be art centered on traditional and legendary monster themes, as well as unique visions that run through his mind; the show is a collection of his work that payshomage to Halloween. See examples of Mosher's work at https://icmosher.wixsite.com/mysite/sculpture.  

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Lenco Donates Rescue Vehicle to Berkshire Rescue Team

By Brittany PolitoiBerkshires Staff

Lenco Vice President Lenny Light, left, BMSAR President Michael Comeau and Lenco design engineer Brian Sears, a BMSAR volunteer. 

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Lenco Armored Vehicles has donated a $20,000 utility terrain rescue vehicle to the volunteer Berkshire Mountain Search and Rescue team after reading of their fundraising efforts on iBerkshires.com.

Team President Michael Comeau said the Polaris UTV will be a huge game-changer for BMSAR, as it will drastically increase the efficiency and the response time to extricate a person from wooded or mountainous terrain and get them to safety.

"All of the team is saying the same thing: 'This is going to so much increase our capabilities for getting to someone, getting equipment to scenes, getting a patient out of the woods or wherever they're in danger," he said.

"And so the membership was really excited to have this."

The four-wheel-drive vehicle features two rows of seats to fit the team members and has an insert in the back that secures a stretcher with a seat for a medic next to it. It also has a light bar for increased visibility and a hook in the front of the vehicle for towing in cases of heavy terrain.

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