Carole and Bob Slosky with son Jeff and granddaughter Rachel, son Brent and granddaughter Camryn (2018 FAF deb), grandson Adam and daughter-in-law Terri Cohen
It was a sweet night of surprises when Carole and Bob Slosky were honored as Citizens of the Arts by the Fine Arts Foundation. The Jubilee was held at Seawell Grand Ballroom, the perfect backdrop for an original play about their lives produced by Curious Theatre.
The skit depicted the first meeting of Carole and Bob in college at Washington University. His fraternity brother and best man at their wedding, Dr. Harvey Cantor, and his wife Fran were in the house from St. Louis, as well as many family members. The couple’s son Brent made the introduction of his parents and asked the audience to honor them by seeing a play, seeing art and taking your children. He said that his mom wanted to make art a little less scary and touchable.
Bob’s sister Sandra Cohen and friends from St. Louis, Dr. Harvey and Fran Cantor.
The couple, who have been married nearly 60 years, is known as patrons of many arts. They have contributed 30-plus years of promotion, support and nurturing of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, including serving on and leading boards and establishing new entities, as well as other community arts involvement.
“This evening is about the arts,” Bob said. “DCPA is the largest not-for-profit theater in the U.S. We enjoy what we do and encourage you to continue supporting the arts.”
The first Citizen of the Arts Award” was presented to Mr. Marlis Earl Smith Sr. in 1989. Fine Arts Foundation awarded 21 grants in 2017. The FAF Debutante Ball will be in June on the campus of the University of Denver.
Phyllis and Dr. Gary VanderArk, who were honored in 2003, Valerie Wassill, Kevin Rudolph and FAF President Caroline Simpson
Amy Frederick and her debutante daughter Nicole, debutante Alex Davis and mom Lori
Jane and Jim Wiltshire with Rhondda Hartman
Debutante Kiki Neff and mom E.J. Bennett, Rebecca Bonner and deb daughter Anna
Jubilee Chairs Mary McNicholas, Elizabeth Collins and Suzy Nelson
Chip Walton and his wife Dee Covington from Curious Theatre, who surprised the Sloskys with a skit about their lives
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