2017 Annual meeting & programs - Victoria Morgan received MacDowell Medal. Mark Schlachter, President
The Cincinnati MacDowell Society presented the Cincinnati MacDowell Medal to Victoria Morgan at a dinner meeting on Saturday, June 3rd at the Queen City Club in downtown Cincinnati. Morgan, the internationally renown Cincinnati Ballet Artistic Director, is a MacDowell member. Dr. Janet McDaniel was named president.
Past President, Mark Schlachter and Janet McDaniel
Barbara Kellar, Victoria Morgan, Larry Kellar
John A. Ruthven, internationally renowned wildlife artist, discussed "The Art of Life" at a meeting of the Cincinnati MacDowell Society, Sunday afternoon, March 4th, in the Guild Hall of the Indian Hill church. Mr. Ruthven is often called the "20th Century Audubon" and uses the same techniques as his predecessor. In 2004, he received the National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contributions as an artist and naturalist in conserving our national treasures. Mr. Ruthven has been a member of the MacDowell Society for over 35 years.
rom left, Barbara Kellar, Stacey Woolley, Setsuko LeCroix, John Ruthven and Janet Light.
From left: Larry Kellar, Jesse Leong, Kayleigh Decker, Barbara Kellar, Mark & Rosemary Schlachter
From left (past presidents): Janet Light, Mark Schlachter, Barbara Kellar, Eliza Gantt, Elizabeth Steva
From left: Our Artist's Grant winner, Kayleigh Decker, Eliza Gantt
2017 Annual meeting board members. From front left; Trudie Seybold, Mary Ann Jordan, Janet McDaniel, Setsuko LeCroix, Barbara Kellar, Maxine Berkman. Back from left; Stacey Woolley, Eliza Gantt, Mark Schlachter
MacDowell makes a place in the world for artists, because art makes the world a better place.
The Cincinnati MacDowell Society launched it's 2018- 2019 season with a presentation by Alice Flanders, Managing Director of the Know Theatre, called "Your Theatrical Playground". The program was given on Sunday, September 30th where artists and audiences come together to produce and experience work that is not done anywhere else. MacDowell member Barbara Kellar was recognized for having won a regional Emmy for her CET program "Showcase with Barbara Kellar".
From left: Barbara Kellar (Treasurer), Janet McDaniel (President), Alice Flanders(Guest Presenter) and Eliza Gantt (Program Committee Co-Chair)
Barbara Kellar with her Regional Emmy Trophy
2018 Annual meeting & Programs
2016 Programs
Past presidents from left; Barbara Kellar, Mary Ann Jordan, Eliza Gantt, Janet Light, Stacey Woolley and Janet McDaniel
Board Members from left; Mary Ann Jordan(Corresponding Secretary & Artist Grant Fund), Eliza Gantt(Program Committee Co-Chairs), Janet McDaniel (President), Maryanne E McGowan (Recording Secretary), Barbara Kellar (Treasurer), Judith Wittlin(First Vice President), Setsuko LeCroix(Vice President for Membership), Maxine Berkman (Publicity), Janet Light(Archivist) & Stacey Woolley (Program Committee Co-Chair)
"The Cincinnati MacDowell Society enjoyed the "Sounds of Stradivari"(including "Chaconne" by J. S. Bach) played by virtuoso Stacey Woolley at the annual dinner meeting Saturday, June 2nd at the Queen City Club in downtown Cincinnati. Mr. Woolley is a member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and of the MacDowell Society."
Stacey Woolley with 1689 made Stradivarius
Janet, Eliza, Stacy, Scott, and Setsuko Indian Hill Church
Cincinnati ballet
Sunday, November 17, 2019 Inspired Form Works by Sculptor John Leon At the sculptor’s studio
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Past Meetings & Events 2019 & Beyond
Sculptor John Leon welcomed members of the Cincinnati MacDowell Society to his Sharonville studio. He discussed the aesthetics of sculpture and it's evolution since the late 1800's and he presented some of his own works in progress. The body of Leon's work includes more than 500 bronzes as well as wood and stone carvings and is held in private, public and corporate collections that span five continents.
John Leon, a member of the MacDowell Society.
John with President G.James Sammarco
Dr. Elizabeth Steva, Mrs. Irwin (Janet) Light, Mr. John Leon, Dr. G.J. Sammarco, Dr. Janet McDaniel, Mrs. John (Eliza) Gantt, Mr. Mark Schlachter
From left: Mrs. Mary Ran, Mrs. Ruthann Sammarco, Mr. Craig Cooper, Mr. John Leon
From left: Ms. Setsuko LeCroix (V.P. Membership Chair), Mr. John Leon, Dr. G.J. Sammarco (president), Ms. Sarah Theresa Murakami, Dr. Janet McDaniel(past president)
Mrs. Fay Dupuis and Mr. Thomas Dupuis
2018 Annual meeting
"The Cincinnati MacDowell Society enjoyed the "Sounds of Stradivari"(including "Chaconne" by J. S. Bach) played by virtuoso Stacey Woolley at the annual dinner meeting Saturday, June 2nd at the Queen City Club in downtown Cincinnati. Mr. Woolley is a member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and of the MacDowell Society."
Board Members from left; Mary Ann Jordan (Corresponding Secretary & Artist Grant Fund), Eliza Gantt(Program Committee Co-Chairs), Janet McDaniel (President), Maryanne E McGowan (Recording Secretary), Barbara Kellar (Treasurer), Judith Wittlin(First Vice President), Setsuko LeCroix(Vice President for Membership), Maxine Berkman (Publicity), Janet Light(Archivist) & Stacey Woolley (Program Committee Co-Chair)
The Cincinnati MacDowell Society launched it's 2018-2019 season with a presentation by Alice Flanders, Managing Director of the Know Theatre, called "Your Theatrical Playground". The program was given on Sunday, September 30th where artists and audiences come together to produce and experience work that is not done anywhere else. MacDowell member Barbara Kellar was recognized for having won a regional Emmy for her CET program "Showcase with Barbara Kellar".
MacDowell makes a place in the world for artists, because art makes the world a better place.
Past Progeams      Dr. G.J. Sammarco Mrs.Barbara Kellar, Treasurer Mr. Matt Feldman, Director Peterloon Foundation Mr. Ehrnschwender, Presentor Ms. Mary Ran Dr. Judith Wittlin,  First Vice President Mrs.Maryanne MaGowan,  Recording Secretary Mrs. Ruthann Sammarco  Mrs. Eliza Gantt, Program Chair, with members and guests.   Sunday, November 17, 2019    Inspired Form Works by Sculptor John Leon       At the sculptor’s studio John Leon, a member of the MacDowell Society.   John with President  G.James Sammarco Sculptor John Leon welcomed members of the Cincinnati MacDowell Society to his Sharonville studio.  He discussed the aesthetics of sculpture and it's evolution since the late 1800's and he presented some of his own  works in progress. The body of Leon's work includes more than 500 bronzes as well as wood and stone carvings and is held in private, public and corporate collections that span five continents.      Dr. Elizabeth  Steva, Mrs. Irwin (Janet) Light,  Mr. John Leon, Dr. G.J. Sammarco, Dr. Janet McDaniel, Mrs. John (Eliza) Gantt, Mr. Mark Schlachter   From left:  Ms. Setsuko LeCroix (V.P. Membership Chair), Mr. John Leon, Dr. G.J. Sammarco (president), Ms. Sarah Theresa Murakami, Dr. Janet McDaniel(past president) From left:  Mrs. Mary Ran, Mrs. Ruthann Sammarco, Mr. Craig Cooper, Mr. John Leon Mrs. Fay Dupuis and  Mr. Thomas Dupuis
Sunday, September 29, 2019 The Emery Family Legacy An afternoon at Peterloon in Indian Hill with a Cincinnati Museum Center Docent