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The Scene Around Town & Across Town

The Scene Around Town & Across Town

The Scene Around Town, Across Town is a compilation of events  in Chicago and beyond. Though we may have been unable/unavailable to personally attend, they are still worth talking about.

Event: Marwen Annual Paintbrush Ball

Host/Co-Chairs: Robert Buchsbaum(CEO of Blick Art Materials) and Tom Shapiro (Partner at Cultural Strategy Partners).

Julie Fox (guest of Gary Metzner); Gary Metzner (Senior Vice President, Sotheby's and Paintbrush Ball Auctioneer); Elyse Klein (wife of Robert Buchsbaum); and Robert Buchsbaum (CEO, Blick Art Materials and Paintbrush Ball Co-Chair)
Julie Fox, Gary Metzner (Senior Vice President, Sotheby’s and Paintbrush Ball Auctioneer), Elyse Klein Robert Buchsbaum (CEO, Blick Art Materials and Paintbrush Ball Co-Chair)

 

Madeleine Grynsztejn, Tom Shapiro
Madeleine Grynsztejn, Tom Shapiro

Date: Friday, May 1
Where: Morgan Manufacturing (401 N. Morgan Street Chicago)
Notable names in attendance & Sponsors: Larry and Carol Levy, Ellen S. Alberding(Joyce Foundation), Don Bacigalupi (Founding President, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art), Madeline Grynsztejn(MCA), Greg Cameron (Executive Director, Joffrey Ballet), Tony Tasset(Artist), Ra Joy (Executive Director, Arts Alliance Illinois) Northern Trust, Leo Burnett Chicago, GCM Grosvenor.

Joy Meek (Principal, Wheeler Kearns Architects); Dan Wheeler (Principal and Founder, Wheeler Kearns Architects); Judy Ledgerwood (Artist, Painter, Educator); and Tony Tasset (Multimedia Artist)
Joy Meek,Dan Wheeler, Judy LedgerwoodTony Tasset

The scoop: Paintbrush Ball raised more than $760,000, the largest sum in the event’s history and an unprecedented success for the organization. DLA Piper partner and Marwen board member, Caryn Englander and Lee Miller, accepted the Marwen Impact Award, an award given to a supporter who has made a significant long-term commitment to Marwen’s mission. Sothebys Gary Metzner was auctioneer encouraging those in attendance to raise their paddles for the inaugural Follow Your Art Fund that was matched. 
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Ra Joy and Antonia Contro
Ra Joy and Antonia Contro- Executive Director, Marwen
Barbara Williams,Akilah Williams, Falona Joy, Ra Joy
Barbara Williams,Akilah Williams, Falona Joy, Ra Joy

Event:  Zoo Ball 2015 Kick-Off Party

Host/Co-Chairs: Karen Eisenbart and Denise Stefan Ginascol 

Denise Stefan Ginascol, Alayna Crenshaw of Pomellato, Kim Theiss and Zoo Ball Co-Chair Karen Eisenbart
Denise Stefan Ginascol, John Ettelson, Women’s Board President Kim Theiss and Zoo Ball Co-Chair Karen Eisenbart

Date: : Wednesday, April 30th
Where: Pomellato Boutique, 41 East Oak Street Chicago
Notable names in attendance & Sponsors
The scoop: Ahead of one of Chicago society’s anticipated summer gala, Zoo Ball, the Women’s Board of Lincoln Park zoo hosted an intimate reception to kick off this year’s Arctic Blast theme which will take place July 10th co-chaired by Karen Eisenbart and Denise Stefan Ginascol. President and CEO of Lincoln Park Zoo Kevin Bell along with Women’s Board President Kim Theiss and co-chairs made brief remarks. Alayna Crenshaw of Pomellato also announced that there will be a special pomellato necklace in the auction at Zoo Ball.  

Lincoln Park Zoo Womens Board Members Gale Gottlieb, Alexis Goettsch, Catherine James and Trish Organ
Gale Gottlieb, Alexis Goettsch, Catherine James and Trish Organ
Pomellato Arctic Blast
Pomellato Lincoln Park Zoo Ball Arctic Blast
: President and CEO of Lincoln Park Zoo Kevin Bell, Women’s Board President Kim Theiss and Chairman of Lincoln Park Zoo John Ettelson
President and CEO of Lincoln Park Zoo Kevin Bell, Women’s Board President Kim Theiss and Chairman of Lincoln Park Zoo John Ettelson
Nannette Favero of Pomellato, Ashley Lang, Alayna Crenshaw of Pomellato, Zoo Ball Co-Chair Denise Stefan Ginascol and Sarah Ginascol
Nannette Favero of Pomellato, Ashley Lang, Alayna Crenshaw of Pomellato, Denise Stefan Ginascol and Sarah Ginascol

Event:Rent the Runway Chicago Launch Event 

Host/Co-Chairs: Co-Founders Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss

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Date: Wednesday, April 29
Where: Rent the Runway (710 N. Wabash) 
Notable names in attendance: Co-founders Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss
The scoop: Rent the Runway celebrated the opening of their Chicago storefront with a private launch event. The evening featured drinks by Femme du Coupe, light fare by Boutique Bites, music by DJ Lani Love.

Chicago Rent the Runway Launch Event Lauren Nolan, CJ Bakhos and Katie Niemiec
Lauren Nolan, CJ Bakhos and Katie Niemiec
Chicago Rent the Runway Launch Event  Samantha Pennathur and Elizabeth Walker
Samantha Pennathur and Elizabeth Walker
Chicago Rent the Runway Launch Event  Janet Mandell, Tammy Song, Amanda Diedrich, Mina Im and Jennifer Ibe
Janet Mandell, Tammy Song, Amanda Diedrich, Mina Im and Jennifer Ibe

Chicago Rent the Runway Launch Event  Cocktails by Femme du Coupe Chicago Rent the Runway Launch Event

Chicago Rent the Runway Launch Event  Casey Shteamer and Victoria Krentz
Casey Shteamer and Victoria Krentz

Photo credits: Timmy Samuel; Stephanie Bassos(RTR)

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