Honoree Jim Steinberg with Carole and Ted Krumland
By Glory Weisberg
The Fine Arts Foundation Citizen of the Arts Jubilee honored photographer Jim Steinberg, and the event was wonderful!
Steinberg literally focuses on zebras and truckers alike. His photography awards testify to his love of capturing the world at work and at rest.
This Steamboat Springs-based photographer is on the board of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and the Helen Bonfils Foundation. He is also director of his parents’ Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.
Kent Thompson, Denver Center Theatre Company artistic director, was the Jubilee’s entertainment emcee. He testified that through the family trust, Steinberg has donated “hundreds of thousands of dollars” not only to the Denver Center but to other groups in Colorado as well.
The Jubilee dinner entertainment included performances by Curious Theatre Company stars and others who won outbursts of applause from the audience.
That audience included past Citizens of the Arts honorees Shirley Smith, Judi Wolf, Margaret Cunningham, Dr. Gary and Phyllis VanderArk, Jean Watt and Sherrye Berger.
Susan Stiff chaired the Jubilee and Steve Edmonds was co-char. He will thus chair the 2015 Jubilee. On their committee were Toni Oakes Sexton, Jane Wiltshire, Lynn Wong, Lynn Cahen, Claudette Erek, Nancy Koontz, Lynn Hinkle, Adrienne Fitzgibbons, Kathy Roberts and Lorraine Salazar. As is often the case, committee members’ spouses and other loved ones were with them. Also there: Lauri Speich. Caroline Simpson, Randy Weeks, Rick and Margot Acosta, Gully Stanford and Dorothy Denny. Also there were several tables of 2014 Summer Debutante Ball debutantes.
Held during a near-blizzard, some suburbanites and other in-state residents who’d planned to attend found themselves unable to negotiate the trip to The Westin Hotel, downtown. Those fortunate enough to make it were richly rewarded.
Susan Stiff with Steve and Rosalie Edmonds
Past “Citizens of the Arts” Shirley Smith, Jean Watt, Margaret Cunningham and Judi Wolf
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