Eric Steva, Setsuko LeCroix
Your past meetings 2021 . . .
The 2021 Annual Dinner Meeting was held June 5, 2021 At The Queen City Club in Downtown Cincinnati
Sunday, March 14th, 2021 2:00 - 4:00pm Frank Duveneck: American Master with Cameron Kitchin, CAM Director Cincinnati Art Museum, Mary R. Schiff Library& Archives 953 Eden Park Drive, Mt. Adams (This is an in-person program)
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Ms. KaseyShao, Dr. G. James Sammarco, President, and Mrs. Maryanne Jordan, Artist Grant Fund Chair
Mrs. Maryanne Jordan, Artist Grant Fund Chair presenting Ms. Kasey Shao the Artist Grant Fund Award
The Society is pleased to award Ms. Kasey Shao the Cincinnati MacDowell Society Artist Grant for the year 2021. Ms. Shao is a graduate of Walnut Hills High School Class of 2021. She began playing the piano at four years of age. Her talent as a young pianist was recognized when she began winning student competitions. She made her debut with the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra at the age of twelve and where she also receiving the honor of Young Steinway Artist. Included among Ms. Shao’s many awards are in April 2018, First Place, Steinway and Sons Piano Competition, including the Best Chopin prize presented by the Music Teachers National Association. In June 2019, she was Quarter Finalist, Cliburn Junior in the International Piano Competition and in January 2020, the Gold medal winner and National Finalist in the National Young Arts and March 2020, winner, Cincinnati Overture Awards. Ms. Shao has recently been recognized as a United States Scholar in art and she is one of only twenty young people to receive such an honor. Ms. Shao will be attending Princeton University in the fall of 2021. She plans to major in composition and will continue piano studies there.
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Entertainment was provided by this year’s CMS Artist Grant Recipient Kacey Shao
Maryanne E. McGowan, Sworn in at the meeting. . . President Cincinnati MacDowell Society 2021 to 2023,
Evans Mirageas, Setsuko LeCroix (VP Membership), Thomas Dreeze
Elizabeth Steva, Barbara Weyand
Maryann McGowan (Incoming President)
Don Hoffman, Pam Myers
; Sally Stirsman, Ann Bowers;
Janice Flanagan, Ruthann, Bob Amott; Maryanne McGowan, Blanche Sullivan
Barbara Kellar, Jim Sammarco
Larry Kellar, Dale Swisher;
Laura Dubin, Dr. Neil Dubin; Paulina Bespalko; Jonathan Dandrow
Bob Goering, Stephanie Hogue, Stephanie Amlung,
Pam Myers, Maestro Carmon Deleone,
Eric Steva & Elizabeth Steva, Setsuko LeCroix
Brett Stover and Rafael de Acha
Shannon Nelson, Colin Scianamblo, Laurie Dubin, Dr. Neil Dubin, Jonathan Dandrow
Ray Burt
Queen City Club Annual Dinner
Congratulations to the CMS society members who gave their time and their expertise to make the Annual Dinner a success: Setsuko LeCroix, Barbara and Larry Kellar, Ruthann Sammarco, Ray Burt, Maryanne McGowan, Mary Ann Jordan, Eliza Gantt and Jack Rentz. Their input during the pandemic was most helpful. A special thank you to Mr. Giovanni Ranieri and the Cincinnati Queen City Club staff for providing their experience, support and patience also during the pandemic to organize the meeting, entertainment and dinner. Sincerely, G. James Sammarco MD, Immediate Past President
To the CMS Membership and Queen City Club Staff . . .
Sunday afternoon, October 10, 2021 at the new Cincinnati Ballet Studios, Official named: "Margaret and Michael Valentine Center For Dance”.
CMS Program Chair Eliza Gantt delivering opening remarks in the Kellar Studio prior to Victoria Morgan's remarks
View from inside the Walnut Hills facility on Gilbert Avenue toward the downtown area to the southwest.
Fully refurbished tutus worn during the 2019 production of Tchaikovsky's "The Sleeping Beauty" ballet.
The Debby and Jim Mason Mobility System.
Cincinnati Ballet's Debby and Jim Mason Mobility system, shown in the photo below, is the only such system to be found in a dance company's studio space. The tracks near the ceiling allow people with mobility issues to be suspended so as to experience the sensation of dancing. A representative from partner organization Cincinnati Children's Hospital is present whenever children use the system. Victoria Morgan, in her 25th season as Artistic Director of Cincinnati Ballet, shared that the emphasis in designing the new studios was on natural light and openness. In addition to donating the Lorrence T. and Barbara W. Kellar Studio, Larry Kellar chaired the $31,000,000 capital campaign for the new facility.
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Sunday, November 7, 2021