Annual Student Exhibition Preview Party invitations addressed at Merion Cricket Club
1. For more than a century, the Annual Student Exhibition (ASE) at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts has been the capstone academic achievement for our students. On Thursday, May 11, 2023, the tradition will continue, kicked off by the Annual Student Exhibition Preview Party, hosted by the Women’s Committee of PAFA. Following the Preview Party, the exhibition will be open to the public until June 4, 2023. Committee members gathered at Merion Cricket Club on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 to address invitations to the preview event. Pictured were Janis Strimel, Lynn Lehocky, Linda Aversa-Caldwell, Janice Peck, Iris Shea, Ashley Stewardson McGuinness, Julie Jensen Bryan and Maggie Murphy.
2. ASE helps students launch their professional careers. PAFA’s MFA and BFA students have the chance to exhibit their artwork in a world-class museum, where it will be seen by hundreds of art collectors and art lovers. Becoming a sponsor of the Annual Student Exhibition Preview is not only an opportunity to support rising artists on the cusp of their professional careers, it is a chance to connect with fellow collectors and art lovers, and to purchase work by the art stars of tomorrow before the exhibition opens to the public. Preview Party Co-Chair, Iris Shea (second left), worked with Linda Aversa-Caldwell, Lynn Lehocky and Janice Peck to address and personalize invitations during the committee gathering at the Merion Cricket Club.