Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Reception Honoring Terri Boor - 8/23

Mention the University Club, and some may think of a handsome building listed on the National Register of Historic Places, or an elegant setting for a dinner or reception. For many it is the site of special family events and memorable occasions. While these things are true, the Club also offers unique opportunities to experience Albany’s outstanding arts and culture.

The Pinkster Day Celebration with readings from local authors, the Snow Scenes luncheon and lecture on the collection of Walter Launt Palmer paintings in the Club’s dining room, and a reception and presentation on the centennial of the Great Capitol Fire of 1911 are just a few examples of well-received programs held in 2011.

Please join us in another special event that will honor one of the region’s great working artists, as well as a supporter of fine arts education, Terri Boor. Mrs. Boor’s recent donation of the beautiful sculpture Ballerina graces the credenza in the Club's main dining room.

The University Club Foundation will host a reception in Mrs. Boor’s honor on Tuesday, August 23, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., to thank her for this gift, and to recognize her contributions to the arts and culture in Albany and across New York State.

Mrs. Boor’s body of work includes altar cloths and vestments for St. George’s Episcopal Church in Schenectady and The Sword of Giuseppe Garibaldi, which she donated to the Italian American Heritage Museum and Cultural Center in Albany. She studied with Henry Dispirito at the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute in Utica; worked with Louis Paul Jonas at Jonas Studios in Hudson; and served as artist-in-residence at the University at Albany, where the award-winning Boor Sculpture Studio is named in her honor.

For all these achievements and more, the University Club Foundation will present her with an Honorary Life Membership in the University Club, as we announce the creation of the Terri Boor Cultural Programming Fund. This dedicated fund will support the efforts of the University Club and Foundation to grow as a venue for performing and visual arts as well as cultural events.

We hope that you will join us in providing a fitting tribute for Mrs. Boor’s leadership in the arts, as well as recognition of her philanthropic support for social and cultural institutions.

Please join Honorary Co-Chairs, Professor Edward Mayer (pictured above with Terri Boor), Sculpture Area Chair at the University at Albany, and Judy Mayer, artist, educator and creator of the DVD "Children Artists All: A Study in Creative Growth," and add your name to the honorary committee for this event with a contribution of $50 per person. Tickets for the event will be offered to the general public for just $25 to encourage attendance from a wide variety of artists and patrons of the arts. This event will benefit the University Club Foundation, a 501(c) (3) corporation, with a portion of the proceeds set aside for the Terri Boor Cultural Programming Fund.

Through your generosity, we will honor a deserving local artist and ensure that appreciation of the arts and culture remains an integral part of the identity and mission of the University Club.

Sincerely,

Vito F. Grasso
President, University Club Foundation

Colleen M. Ryan
Vice President, University Club

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