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Art, Connection, and Purpose – B:CIVIC with a Flair
B:CIVIC member companies and special guests gathered this week in the lounge-like setting of the Janus Henderson Investors lobby to enjoy food and drinks, share CSR ideas, and view the Cherry Creek Arts Festival Mobile Arts Gallery. Margaritas, wine, and beer complimented the Cajun shrimp skewers, Korean chicken and more, all generously provided Little Pub’s The Hound in Cherry Creek, which has a new look, menu and chef. Little Pub is a founding member of B:CIVIC and owner Mark Berzins serves on the B:CIVIC board.
(top left) Mark Berzins, B:CIVIC Board member and The Hound Owner with The Hound management/staff
(bottom left) Su Hawk, Pres./CEO B:CIVIC address guests- photo by Andrew Yang -The Other Guys Visual Productions
(bottom right) Brandy Rady, Suncor and Sally Croker, Creative Strategies Group
For the past 17 years, Janus Henderson Investors has underwritten the CherryArts Mobile Arts Gallery and student arts education /art buying program. The Education Coordinator for CherryArts spoke to the B:CIVIC crowd, explaining that students interview festival artists, determine what piece they want for their school and then present their decision to an audience. All this develops students’ skills in observation, critical thinking, teamwork, strategy and public speaking. Three schools have the opportunity to purchase art for the Mobile Art Gallery, which travels to schools, libraries and community centers throughout Colorado.
(top left photo) Ruth Rohs (left facing camera), Exec. Director, IMA Foundation and B:CIVIC Board member, gestures while speaking with guests
(top right photo) Mark Berzins (left), Owner, Little Pub and B:CIVIC Board member, with family and member company guests
(bottom left photo) John Dowling (right), CPA, President, Audit Labs Ltd and B:CIVIC Board member, with member company guest
(bottom right) Shaina Belton Education Coordinator, CherryArts, addresses event guests