Winter Gala at the Philadelphia Museum of Art...
Matthew Piazzi & The Debonairs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
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The Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art hosted it's Fall Into Street Art fund raiser this fall. The event was held in the Museum's vaulted walkway and featured hand crafted cocktails, live entertainment by Freestyle Dance Academy, and street-fare catering included service from the Farm Truck. The presenting sponsor was Neiman Marcus. There were many other in-kind sponsors including, Dave DiRentis Photography.
From the wonderful WCU Trumpet Festival I had the chance to get know musicians Liz Pfaffle and John Fowler. This year we had a chance to work together for their upcoming music CD release, 'Wilderness'... music of Alec Wilder for Horn, Tuba, and Piano. We took an adventurous early morning stroll into a very quite and little known park in the area. Liz and Jon were far more daring with their priceless instruments than I would have been! In the end it help yield some fantastic images with that natural, 'wild' look they wanted for their cover art. Here are a couple of images from the session...
It was a lovely August afternoon in Philadelphia as new members of the Philadelphia Museum of Art had a chance to stroll the gardens and take guided tours of the Rodin Museum. Ice cream was available for everyone to cool off as they enjoyed the courtyard and the pleasant late summer weather.
This was another amazing year for the West Chester University International Trumpet Festival. Among many other talented artists and educators, Yamaha Performing Artist Allen Vizzutti, returned to perform and hold a series of clinics.
The Winter Gala was an evening of art, music, and culture in the magnificent setting of the Philadelphia Museum of Art during their annual black-tie fundraiser. Guests were among the first to view Art of the Kano and experience what it was like to visit an elite Japanese residence in the 16th and 17th centuries.
The evening included live entertainment by Japanese drum group Kyo Daiko and DJ Deejay, Asian cuisine prepared by renowned Starr Events, and an open bar featuring hand-crafted cocktails, and a raffle with silent auction.
The snowy Philadelphia day did not stop the Gala from soldiering on or dampen spirits of the party goers! It was another wonderful evening at the Museum!
As part of the South Asian Bar Association of Delaware's speaker series, I had the pleasure of covering an evening at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP with the Honorable Sri Srinivasan. The Judge was unanimously confirmed 97-0 by the United States Senate in May 2013. The evening was cocktails and conversation among many distinguished guests before the Judge spoke in this intimate setting at the Delaware firms office.
Fall into Art at ARToberfest! The Young Friends at the Philadelphia Museum of Art hosted an amazing evening in the original Museum entrance!
Among the many other projects JC is involved with, he also stands in with these other very talented musicians as part of the WCU Ensemble. Here are just a couple...
I wanted to share a few images from Cancer Treatment Center of America's Celebrate Life event... This is a wonderful, multi-day event celebrating love, hope, and cancer survivorship.
This session was with JC Dobrzelewski... a professor, a father, and a very talented musician. This very laid back gentleman is multilingual, a founding member of the Trumbamundi band, and the driving force behind the amazing annual music festival at West Chester University. It's always such a pleasure to spend time with this intelligent and dynamic guy! We had a great time on the shoot creating some new images for posters, cd's, and web use.
This is one of those amazing stories that you just want to share with everyone. On this particular weekend I travelled to Egg Harbor Twp to do a shoot for Lexi. This was such an inspiring story that I took my daughter along with me. It's not every day that you meet a 21 year old who will shave her head to raise money in the fight against childhood cancer. Her fundraising goals started modestly and it wasn't long before she had to raise the bar... over and over again. It was a real testimony to how cherished this young lady is by her friends and family. On the day we went to do this shoot, it was easy to see why. So that first image of her throwing her head about was the perfect way to start... once more flinging her locks about before it all came off!!! We wrapped up the morning session to drive over to the event site. A full parking lot, tons of people everywhere hugging and sharing stories, green St Baldrick's posters plastered everywhere. Lexi sat with a row of other brave souls who were there to go bald and go green! Little by little, those lovely locks went away! She was amazingly brave and not a tear was shed! On the way out we snapped a couple of quick images and then went back to their home for round two of her session with the new look! She wore it incredibly well! This was an amazing shoot with an amazing girl. My daughter who has near waist length hair couldn't believe Lexi didn't cry and commented on how brave she was and how beautiful, even without hair!
An evening at Brooks Brothers with the Young Friends, Philadelphia Museum of Art