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Boca Raton. Alumni gathered in March for the Skidmore Bandersnatchers annual spring-break concert. Thanks to Chuck and Leah Cunningham Wood 49 for hosting the event.
Boston. In late April Justin and Keirnan Conroy Klosek 95 hosted an open house for the Boston marathon. Their apartment provided a great vantage point to view the race and cheer the participants. A large group of alumni, parents, and friends gathered for a Boston Pops concert at Symphony Hall in May. Peggy Frew-Nehms 82 orchestrated the event.
Cape Cod. Andrea McCarthy 96 gave a Celtic harp concert for club members in May. The group then enjoyed lunch at Spark Fish Restaurant. Sidney Wright Coursen 58 and Mary Avery Gessner 58 coordinated the events.
Chicago. In March a group of alumni gathered for a performance of The Devils Sonata by Visions & Voices Theater Company. John Beckman 94 made it all happen. Art history professor Rob Linrothe offered a special guided tour of the Himalayas: An Aesthetic Adventure exhibit at the Art Institute in April. Liz Ernst 00 and Sarah Boyd 96 organized the tour and a reception afterward.
Club of the Indian River. Vero Beach was the first stop of the Bandersnatchers annual spring-break concert tour in March. Rick and Laura Griffith McDermott 72 were hosts. Patti Sherman Jones 55 planned a special day for Skidmore guests at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. They toured the facility, enjoyed lunch, and heard a presentation by Edie Widder, one of the worlds foremost authorities on bioluminescence.
Naples. Alumni enjoyed a lunchtime performance by the Bandersnatchers in March. Dick and Honey Koenig Gardiner 67 sponsored the group at the Club at the Strand.
New York City. In March guests had a backstage tour of the New York State Theater at Lincoln Center and a wonderful performance of Coppélia by the New York City Ballet. Kayne Rourke 95 choreographed the event. Ronnie Zolondek Bramesco 63 was instrumental in bringing together a group of alumni to attend the New York City Operas performance of A Little Night Music. Students, alumni, and parents gathered for the second annual Career Networking event in March. Dave Kovall 00, Jennifer Kong 92, and Justin Model 91 worked out the details. Alumni enjoyed a special tour of the Cloisters by art history professor Penny Jolly and followed up with lunch at New Leaf Café. Steve Shernicoff 88 planned this one.
Philadelphia. Alumni gathered in April for a tour of the Degas and the Dance exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, followed by a dessert reception with faculty emeriti Elisabeth Carroll and Felix Smith. Dina Silver Tau 93 made it all happen. Also in April, a group gathered for a tour and wine-tasting at the New Hope Winery. Michele Segre 90 was the coordinator.
San Francisco. Winnie Wan 74 hosted a wine-tasting event at her home in March. A group of alumni participated in a hands-on ceramics studio experience in Sonoma with art professor Regis Brodie. Afterward, the group gathered for lunch and heard Brodies comments on The Creative Process: An Artists Point of View.
Sarasota. Alumni enjoyed a spring-break concert by the Bandersnatchers, followed by cocktails and hors doeuvres.
Seattle. Music and art came together for alumni at the Seattle Art Museum in March. After hearing New York Citys Aaron Parks Trio, attendees enjoyed a guided tour of the exhibit Over the Line: The Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence. Maritza Rivera 91 was the organizer.
Washington, D.C. Mary Chunko 79 organized a tour of the Hillwood Museum & Gardens in May; longtime docent Judy Stahr Stembel 56 led the group on an unofficial tour of the gardens.
Compiled by Kirstin ORielly Drabek 94, Senior Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs
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