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Flash!: Full Bloom Summer Dance Party; Pittsburgh CLO Guild Ball

John Altdorfer - FRAME OF MIND Carin Mincemoyer (right) joins Florian Baron in front of his “Kaleidoclock 2014,” just one of the works on display for the 2014 Juried Visual Art Exhibition during the Three Rivers Arts Festival’s preview party. Snagging the top prize was a video and mixed media piece from Dadpranks, the all-woman collaborative team consisting of Lauren Goshinski, Kate Hansen, Isla Hansen, Elina Malkin, Nina Sarnelle, and Laura Warman. Held in the Cultural Trust Arts Education Building on Liberty Avenue, the event served as the launching pad for the annual city staple that celebrates ten days of free music and art.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>FRAME OF MIND Carin Mincemoyer (right) joins Florian Baron in front of his “Kaleidoclock 2014,” just one of the works on display for the 2014 Juried Visual Art Exhibition during the Three Rivers Arts Festival’s preview party. Snagging the top prize was a video and mixed media piece from Dadpranks, the all-woman collaborative team consisting of Lauren Goshinski, Kate Hansen, Isla Hansen, Elina Malkin, Nina Sarnelle, and Laura Warman. Held in the Cultural Trust Arts Education Building on Liberty Avenue, the event served as the launching pad for the annual city staple that celebrates ten days of free music and art.
John Altdorfer - SECOND CHANCES “For someone on the outside looking in, it seems easy,” said Katie Kos (center), a former Renewal resident currently pursuing her degree at the Community College of Allegheny County. “Treatment really benefits the entire community.” On June 4, Renewal Inc. celebrated The Start of New Beginnings with 250 guests at the Omni William Penn. Since 1976, the organization has remained staunchly dedicated to helping those who have gone through the criminal justice system return back to society as responsible citizens. “If it weren’t for Renewal, I wouldn’t be where I am today,” said graduate Darnell Moore (left), who also shared his powerful testimony. The evening also included attendance by Irv Firman (right), accepting the Outstanding Community Partner Award on behalf of Tucker Arensberg, P.C., Sally Hillman Childs “Rising Sun” Awardee Victor Hildebrand, event chairs Teresa Fedele and Angela Longo, and Renewal CEO Doug Williams.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>SECOND CHANCES “For someone on the outside looking in, it seems easy,” said Katie Kos (center), a former Renewal resident currently pursuing her degree at the Community College of Allegheny County. “Treatment really benefits the entire community.”  On June 4, Renewal Inc. celebrated The Start of New Beginnings with 250 guests at the Omni William Penn. Since 1976, the organization has remained staunchly dedicated to helping those who have gone through the criminal justice system return back to society as responsible citizens.  “If it weren’t for Renewal, I wouldn’t be where I am today,” said graduate Darnell Moore (left), who also shared his powerful testimony.  The evening also included attendance by Irv Firman (right), accepting the Outstanding Community Partner Award on behalf of Tucker Arensberg, P.C., Sally Hillman Childs “Rising Sun” Awardee Victor Hildebrand, event chairs Teresa Fedele and Angela Longo, and Renewal CEO Doug Williams.
John Altdorfer - TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS: “This is the lifeblood of Pittsburgh,” said director Bob Stein as he surveyed a crowd of 250 business owners enjoying the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence’s Summer Social. “It’s where the real economic development begins.” Held at Marty’s Market in the Strip District on June 5, the evening proved to be a networking dream for the likes of Philip Brenckle, Anne Hast, Robin Randall (left) and Lybbie Lewis (right). Serving more than 800 businesses per year, the IEE provides resources and support to those looking to strike out on their own. “Everybody’s going to be afraid — but we have the resources to help you. Put your heart in your business, and you can’t fail,” Stein added.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS: “This is the lifeblood of Pittsburgh,” said director Bob Stein as he surveyed a crowd of 250 business owners enjoying the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence’s Summer Social. “It’s where the real economic development begins.”  Held at Marty’s Market in the Strip District on June 5, the evening proved to be a networking dream for the likes of Philip Brenckle, Anne Hast, Robin Randall (left) and Lybbie Lewis (right).  Serving more than 800 businesses per year, the IEE provides resources and support to those looking to strike out on their own. “Everybody’s going to be afraid — but we have the resources to help you. Put your heart in your business, and you can’t fail,” Stein added.
John Altdorfer - FULL BLOOM “I’ve gotten a lot of gray hair!” mused Kelly Strayhorn Theater executive director Janera Solomon (right) as she reflected on her sixth year at the helm during the Full Bloom Summer Dance Party. “It’s been quite a ride but we have great supporters in our neighborhood.” Whatever headaches that may have been present in the past were no doubt relieved by the announcement that the theater received a $1 million grant from the Heinz Endowments - $900K for general expenses and $150K to launch new programs. “It’s the largest grant we’ve gotten,” Solomon added. On June 7, the festivities included a VIP mixer featuring a variety of performances by RedMoosePresents with Continuum Dance Theater, Michael Chapman, and Kathleen Andrews, before J. Malls and DJ Vex signaled the start of the dance party. The event was held June 7 at the Penn Avenue theater and hosted by committee members including Molly and Peter Blasier, Kate Colligan, Karen Shipkovitz, Tracy and John Mahood, and Melanie Brown. The evening celebrated KST’s production of contemporary performances that encourage community engagement, as well as the theater’s centennial. Also pictured is Amina Fathallah
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>FULL BLOOM “I’ve gotten a lot of gray hair!” mused Kelly Strayhorn Theater executive director Janera Solomon (right) as she reflected on her sixth year at the helm during the Full Bloom Summer Dance Party. “It’s been quite a ride but we have great supporters in our neighborhood.” Whatever headaches that may have been present in the past were no doubt relieved by the announcement that the theater received a $1 million grant from the Heinz Endowments - $900K for general expenses and $150K to launch new programs.  “It’s the largest grant we’ve gotten,” Solomon added.  On June 7, the festivities included a VIP mixer featuring a variety of performances by RedMoosePresents with Continuum Dance Theater, Michael Chapman, and Kathleen Andrews, before J. Malls and DJ Vex signaled the start of the dance party. The event was held June 7 at the Penn Avenue theater and hosted by committee members including Molly and Peter Blasier, Kate Colligan, Karen Shipkovitz, Tracy and John Mahood, and Melanie Brown. The evening celebrated KST’s production of contemporary performances that encourage community engagement, as well as the theater’s centennial.     Also pictured is Amina Fathallah
John Altdorfer - FULL BLOOM: Chatham Baroque executive director Marc Giosi with Heather Fazekas during the Full Bloom Gala at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty. June 7, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>FULL BLOOM: Chatham Baroque executive director Marc Giosi with Heather Fazekas during the Full Bloom Gala at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty. June 7, 2014.
John Altdorfer - A NIGHT TO REMEMBER On June 7, the 59th annual Pittsburgh CLO Guild Ball recognized Hon. Bob Gallo and his late wife, Violet, with the 2014 CLOE Award for a lifetime of volunteerism and charitable support. “She’d be humbled and elated,” he said, sharing personal stories of how deeply passionate she was about the Guild. “She worked so hard for this organization.” Co-chaired by the three generation team of Moira Davison (also a lifetime CLO Guild member), her son George Davison and her granddaughter Morgan Davison, the evening drew the likes of Guild prexy Kristen Lane and her husband, Mark, Patti Matty and Walter Blenko, and CLO executive producer Van Kaplan with Mary Jane Brennan. Held at the Westin, A Night to Remember also toasted 68 years of musical productions from the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera. Pictured is honoree judge Bob Gallo (center) with son Chaz (left) and grandson Cash (right) with Andrea Weinzierl during the A Night To Remember gala to benefit Pittsburgh CLO Guild at the Westin Convention Center in Downtown Pittsburgh. June 7, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>A NIGHT TO REMEMBER On June 7, the 59th annual Pittsburgh CLO Guild Ball recognized Hon. Bob Gallo and his late wife, Violet, with the 2014 CLOE Award for a lifetime of volunteerism and charitable support.    “She’d be humbled and elated,” he said, sharing personal stories of how deeply passionate she was about the Guild. “She worked so hard for this organization.” Co-chaired by the three generation team of Moira Davison (also a lifetime CLO Guild member), her son George Davison and her granddaughter Morgan Davison, the evening drew the likes of Guild prexy Kristen Lane and her husband, Mark, Patti Matty and Walter Blenko, and CLO executive producer Van Kaplan with Mary Jane Brennan.  Held at the Westin, A Night to Remember also toasted 68 years of musical productions from the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera.    Pictured is honoree judge Bob Gallo (center) with son Chaz (left) and grandson Cash (right) with Andrea Weinzierl during the A Night To Remember gala to benefit Pittsburgh CLO Guild at the Westin Convention Center in Downtown Pittsburgh. June 7, 2014.
John Altdorfer - A NIGHT TO REMEMBER: Event chairs Morgan Davison with her father George and grandmother Moira during A Night To Remember gala to benefit the Pittsburgh CLO Guild at the Westin Convention Center Hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh. June 7, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>A NIGHT TO REMEMBER: Event chairs Morgan Davison with her father George and grandmother  Moira during A Night To Remember gala to benefit the Pittsburgh CLO Guild at the Westin Convention Center Hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh. June 7, 2014.
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