Centennial Sculpture Park Ribbon Cutting
On May 22, UR President Joel Seligman, MAG Director Grant Holcomb and MAG Board President James Durfee welcomed more than 300 special guests and members of the media to Centennial Sculpture Park for a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony. All four artists commissioned to create site-specific installations—Wendell Castle, Jackie Ferrara, Tom Otterness and Albert Paley—were on hand, as were many of the donors who have made the park possible and dignitaries including the mayor and county executive.
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Top row: The skies threatened, but the rain held off. | Wendell Castle, Albert Paley, Jackie Ferrara and Tom Otterness at the ceremony. | Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks, MAG Board President Jim Durfee, Rochester Mayor Tom Richards, UR President Joel Seligman, Katie LaShomb representing Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, and Director Grant Holcomb. Second row: Joan Feinbloom and Wendell Castle. | Joel Seligman, Robin Gosnell Travers, Georgia Gosnell and Grant Holcomb. | Bob Stiles, Gayle Stiles, Grant Holcomb, Joanne Gianniny, Bob Gianniny, Bruce Gianniny and Dana Gianniny. Third row: Mary Ann King, Sandy Hawks Lloyd and Marianne Leahy. | Trish Cutting and Dave McDonald. | Mary Sue Jack and Sandy Koon.
Photos by Adam Fenster (top row center, top row right, second row left); Richard P. Wersinger (all others).
A Night in Paris, 1913
On Friday, April 12, a sellout crowd celebrated the MAG Centennial with French food, wine and entertainment. Centerpiece of the evening was the debut of a two-act operetta, The Polite Abductress, by Dean Douglas Lowry of the Eastman School of Music.
Top row: Marion Swett Robinson, Al Swett, Laura Swett (event co-chair), Michael Grosodonia and Joanna Grosodonia (event co-chair) | Jeff Metzger, Robin Hamilton, Kathy Cleary, Mark Cleary and Barbara Nino | Brian Thompson, Elinor Lerner, Dr. Hobart Lerner, Debby Wilson, Charlie Owens, Jennifer Leonard. Second row: Vince Buzard, Theresa Mazzullo, Don Mazzullo and Ann Burr | Natalie Ciccone, Dr. Richard Ciccone, Regina Macadam and Steve Macadam | Marianne Zeitlin, UR President Joel Seligman and Essie Germanow. Third row: John and Gwen Greene | Karen and Andy Gallina | Vickie and Jim Durfee. Bottom row: John and Kathy D’Amanda | Collene Burns, Neal Burns and Samantha Johnson | Bev Pickering, Mary Sue Jack, Elsbeth Kozel and Judie Van Bramer.
Photos by Ria Tafani.
Paley on Park Ave
On April 23, members of the Gallery’s Georgia O’Keeffe and Claude Monet Societies gathered at Albert Paley’s Rochester studio for a reception and sneak preview of the artist’s latest project. Paley on Park Ave is an outdoor exhibition of 13 new works that opens June 29 at various locations along Park Avenue in midtown Manhattan. It will remain on view through November 9.
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