Crystal Clear Delight

It has been a busy week that started off with a “Wine and Watercolors” art show at Sunny Acres Farm hosted by Janet Falk and Marge Welch, both of whom are artists of no small talent. It was a sunny day, and loads of friends came to view, purchase, visit and have cocktails and a marvelous buffet that Janet is famous for preparing herself.

Margaret and Dan Woodside were seen walking out of the driveway with a painting in hand. Sally Abel, Rosemary and Jimmy Boone, Martha and Joey Seay, Lori and David Osborne, Norman Berry, Mary Margret Phelps, Jean Boland, Alison Kemper, Winona Shiprek, Norman Berry, Jean Boland, Jean and Billy Shewciw, Sandy Metts, Mary and Bill Stone, Kate Underwood, Pat Schrenck and H.J. Redmon were among the crowd enjoying the show and the company.

CRYSTAL BALL

The Crystal Ball, Kosair Charities’ Gifts & Grants Gala, was held at the Kosair Shrine Center on Bardstown Road last weekend. It was a wonderful evening celebrating the good that Kosair Charities does for our community.

The crowd of several hundred guests, most of whom represented the multitude of organizations that are recipients of the Charities’ financial support, were welcomed by Jean West Losavio, a Kosair Charities Advisory Council member.

Vicky Weber, senior VP of marketing and business relations for Kosair Charities, gave a stirring report of the past year in review. This was followed by the Grant Announcement by Jerry Ward, Kosair Charities board chairman. When he announced this year’s figure was over $10,000,000, the white bowling ball-sized globe that was in the middle of each table’s centerpiece lit up with a bright purple light inside as if by magic.

After a wonderful dinner, Randy Coe, Kosair Charities president, conducted the awards presentation. The first award was the Sam Swope Community Leadership Award to Cissy Musselman. It was presented by Patti and Marlys Swope. Cissy is founder of Women 4 Women, Inc., a nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise money and public awareness for programs dedicated to improving the health and economic well-being of women and girls. The award included a $5,000 honorarium, which Cissy directed was to be given to Harbor House.

Then Randy presented Dr. Charles Woods, associate vice chairman of UofL Pediatrics. He was there to present the Roger Fox Award, an annual award presented to an outstanding doctor. This year’s recipient was Dr. Stephen Church. He is committed to advocacy for children’s causes and academics.

It was a wonderful evening full of people who do good things for other people. What an atmosphere!

FARNSLEY SOCIETY

Christen Boone, president and CEO of the Fund for the Arts, and Tom Noland, Fund for the Arts board chair and Humana, Inc. senior vice president of corporate communications, hosted a cocktail reception at the Frazier Museum to thank members of the Charles Farnsley 1949 Society & Farnsley by 40. Read big, consistent and appreciated donors to the Fund.

Also at the event was a special presentation by internationally known Louisville artist Julius Friedman. Friedman has had a spectacular 50-year retrospective of his work on display at the museum. If you remember the “Ballet slipper on point over an egg,” that was Friedman’s. How about a French horn, with its bell filled with scoops of ice cream. That was his too. Another poster with red, yellow and blue egg yolks was created by the hand of the fabulous Friedman.

At the reception, it was announced that the entire Friedman collection was available for sale to be placed in an auspicious place like a museum hotel or splendid corporate office. Hmmmmm! VT