1. WOBO members Jill Durovsik, Marianne Dean, Andrea Alexanian, Maggie Murphy, Rosemary Hankowsky and Ximena Coriat gathered for a photo during the ASE meeting. Lynn Lehocky is the WOBO President.
THE PENNSYLVANBIA ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS 119TH ANNUAL STUDENT EXHIBITION AND PREVIEW PARTY
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) along with the PAFA Women’s Board) presents its 119th Annual Student Exhibition (ASE) and Preview Party on Thursday, May 14, 2020 in the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building at 128 North Broad Street, Philadelphia.
This year the venue is new and improved with a new start time of 5:00 pm and a new Emerging Collector Hour starting at 7:00 pm. The Emerging Collector portion of the Preview Party is being promoted to young professionals to encourage and promote their attendance at the ASE show but to also introduce them to the world of art collecting.
The Women’s Board, a major fundraising group for PAFA, is hosting the Preview Party and is looking forward to another successful year of supporting the PAFA students and meeting their fundraising goals.
This year’s Honorees are Nancy Winkler and Jay Bryan, who are the parents of Anne Bryan, a student at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, who was one of six people killed in the Salvation Army thrift store building collapse in 2013. They have donated $1 million to the school, which has named a new Hamilton Building exhibition space called the Anne Bryan Gallery. Also, in 2015, they endowed the Anne Bryan Memorial Award to support graduating PAFA students in their new artistic careers.
The ASE is one of the most highly anticipated student shows in the country and the PAFA Women’s Board is expecting another great success. More news to come from the Women’s Board on exciting new developments to this year’s Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Annual Student Exhibition and Preview Party.
3. Lynn Lehocky and Carmen Pelaez.