Highlights from The Center

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JULY 2014–JUNE 2015

Johnny Irion, January 2014 / Photo by Andy Bardon


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T h anks To You… Thanks to you, The Center has enjoyed a banner year. In collaboration with our Resident Partners and others, our theater was busy over 155 days with events ranging from spoken word to dance to music to film. Over 10,000 students enjoyed a wide variety of classes, seminars, and workshops. The Center has become an epicenter of cultural activity in Jackson Hole. To ensure the continuation of this creative process, our Board of Directors met this summer to review our strategic plan and envision what we’d like to accomplish in the next 3-5 years. Our overarching objective was to prioritize the goals of the strategic vision with respect to balanced finances, programming, and long-term vision for the campus itself. One important outcome was The Center’s dedication to offering more collaborative work in partnership with our Residents and community members. In fact, this past spring we tested these waters by offering D-Generation: An Exaltation of Larks, a program for caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s in partnership with Sandglass Theater of Vermont, and St. John’s Medical Center. Continuing with our experimentation, we’ll be pushing into the realm of contemporary art and jazz this October by presenting Dickie Landry, Artist in Residence, joining forces with the University of Wyoming, Art Association of Jackson Hole, and Dancers’ Workshop to present this notable artist’s multidisciplinary work through music, dance, and the visual arts. Our community is passionate about the arts, education and culture and relies upon The Center’s collective output for enrichment, connection, and fulfillment of personal endeavors. As one of our supporters and friends, we thank you for making this possible.


THE Center theater was used 155 days during the 2014/2015

CENTER Friends / Fellows

We are pleased to announce two giving opportunities for generous donors who contribute an annual gift as Friends ($3,000) or as Fellows ($10,000). In exchange for these sustaining gifts, donors will receive a variety of exclusive benefits. These gifts enable us to “keep the lights on” and support the general operations of our creative campus. CENTER FELLOWS


Valerie Brown and Don Baker Andrea and Hal Burroughs Pamela and Scott Gibson Erika Pearsall and Ned Jannotta Tracy and Kenny Knauss Agatha and Steve Luczo Patty and John Lummis The O’Neil Foundation/ Janet and Bill O’Neil Judy and Don Opatrny Linda and Larry Perlman Martine Lamoureaux and David Stout Teresa and Bill Waterman Anonymous

Sara Adamson Liz Brimmer and George Barlow Sally and Fred Brumbaugh Judith and Nicholas Bunzl Eleanore and John D. Carifa Jenny and Don Felsinger Graham/Faupel (Karen Terra and Bob Graham, Julie and Matt Faupel) Penney and A.C. Hubbard Dawn and John Hummel Maggie and Jim Hunt Susan and John Jackson Jaquith Family Foundation Kathleen and Paul Kimball Kathy Kline

Irene and Alan Lund Amanda and Trey Moore Mark Newcomb Lenore and David Nichols Carole and Jack Nunn Shirley and Paul Piper Sharon and Lloyd Powell Ann and Steve Ryan Sharon and Jerry Schendel John and Barbara Vogelstein Foundation Allison Von Maur & Family Celia and Rob Wallace Christy Walton Brenda and Jon Wylie

DID YOU KNOW… This past year, the average ticket price for events was $25.06

On average, The Center offers over 25 events each year that are absolutely FREE

Theater costs per day: $1,988

Bruce Hornsby & Pat Metheny July 2014 / Photo by David Swift. Hootenanny July 2014 / Photo by David Swift, Bill Nye. February 2015 / Photo by Andy Bardon

21,192 In this past year, our box office sold 21,192 tickets to events in the theater

Interview with Center Fellows Erika Pearsall and Ned Jannotta Where do you see The Center playing a role in your family’s life in JH? When our children were in school in Jackson, they used The Center in a myriad of ways. Our daughter was involved with Off Square Players and performed in a number of youth musicals. We all went to concerts at The Center, and the kids took classes What event at The Center did you at the Art Association. Erika has used enjoy most this past year? We enjoyed “Thin Air Shakespeare,” which the DW studios for Dancing With The Stars and Riot Act plays, and we are was an excellent example of collaboration between The Center, Off Square and Teton frequently at The Center for board meetings, art openings and fundraisers. Botanical Garden. “I 2 Can Ski Forever” We see The Center as a vital part of the was fabulous and really appealed to all sectors in the community. And, of course, Jackson community, a great gathering and meeting place for all ages, and a we always enjoy the concerts. hub for artistic pursuits. Why do you support The Center through your Center Fellows donation? We support Center for the Arts as Center Fellows because we believe in the mission of The Center. Furthermore, we enjoy attending a wide variety of events there, including theater, dance and music.

CENtER RESIDENtS Center Residents receive signiďŹ cantly under-market rental rates in downtown Jackson, discounted theater and space rental, use of theater lobby, gallery space, conference room, receptionist, marketing support, the opportunity to co-present programming with The Center, and an artful and creative working environment.

Art Association of Jackson Hole Cathedral Voices Chamber Choir Center for the Arts Center of Wonder Central Wyoming College/Jackson Campus Dancers’ Workshop Jackson Hole Community Band Jackson Community Theater Jackson Hole Chorale Jackson Hole Public Art Jackson Hole Symphony Orchestra Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival Jackson Hole Writers Jazz Foundation of Jackson Hole KHOL 89.1 FM Off Square Theatre Company pARTners Teton County Education Foundation university of Wyoming Outreach School Wyoming Humanities Council


CENtER SPONSORS The Center presents a wide variety of programs each year for the enjoyment of the Jackson Hole community. Offering these high-caliber events is possible only with the help of generous sponsors–ticket sales alone do not cover the costs of these performances.



PRESENtER LEvEL Big-D Construction Carney Logan Burke Architects Fighting Bear Antiques Floral Art Gilday Architects High Country Linen

Hotel Terra Jackson Hole News & Guide Kismet Gallery TLS Liquor Store & Wine Loft Persephone Bakery & Cafe The Rose

Rusty Parrot Lodge & Spa Snow King Hotel & Grand View Lodge Town Square Inns Wells Fargo The Wort Hotel

Hawtin Jorgensen Architects Independent Jets Jackson Hole Art Auction Jackson Hole Lodge Lee and Ed Riddell Lee’s Tees Local Restaurant And Bar Mercedes Huff Associates Silver Star Communications St. John’s Medical Center

Stella Artois Tegeler & Associates Tayloe Piggott Gallery Teton Motors The Tree & Landscape Company The Lexington Trio An American Bistro Willow Street Financial Services, LLC Wunsch Financial Services

PERFORMER LEvEL Akasha yoga Big R Ranch & Home Blue Collar Restaurant Group Blue Spruce Cleaners Dust Cutter Dynia Architects First Western Trust Four Seasons Resort Gonella Adamson, PC Hatch Taqueria & Tequilas

Pat Metheney with former Board members, Pam Gibson and Gary Silberberg July 2014 / Photo by David Swift.

thE CENtER bOARD OF DIRECtORS Chair Don Opatrny Vice Chair Patty Lummis Secretary Jenny Felsinger

Agnes Bourne Hal Burroughs Peggy Gilday JJ Healy Amanda Moore Jim Moses Larry Perlman

Steve Ryan Lisa Samford Keith Stoltz Clare Payne Symmons Bill Waterman Brenda Wylie Nona yehia

Treasurer Valerie Brown

thE CENtER StAFF Director Marketing Director Front of House Mgr. & Volunteer Coord. Facility Operations Director Facilities Maintenance Manager Receptionist Digital Marketing Strategist Development Asst. & Board Liaison Customer Service Manager

Martha Bancroft Anne Bradley Willi Brooks Michael Dowda Ron Gessler Pamela Kearns Allie Knetzger Anne Ladd Kathryn Lopez

Programming Director Technical Director Development Associate Assistant Building Manager President of The Center Fund Front Desk Staff Accountant Grants Associate Technical Coordinator

Shannon McCormick Patrick Millard Carrie Richer Monte Rosen Ponteir Sackrey Tim Sandlin Stephanie Shankland Dana Tully Doug Vogel

June 2014 / July 2015

Our Generous Donors

Gifts of $100,000 or more / Agnes Bourne, Judy and Don Opatrny, Sue & Richard Sugden, W. Michael Thieme Gifts of $50,000 - $99,999 / Melissa & Mark Grosvenor, Linda & Larry Perlman Gifts of $20,000 - $49,999 / Valerie Brown & Donald Baker, Community Foundation of Jackson Hole Old Bill’s Fun Run Match, Hughes Production, Janet & Bill O’Neil/The O’Neil Foundation, Premier Green Cleaning, The Sage Foundation, Stoltz Real Estate Funds, Frances & Allan Tessler Gifts of $10,000 - $19,999 / Andrea & Hal Burroughs, Café Genevieve, Mary Anne & Richard Cree, Fine Dining Restaurant Group, First Interstate Bank, G.E. Johnson Construction Company, Gather, Pamela & Scott Gibson, Erika Pearsall & Ned Jannotta, Patty & John Lummis, Alice & Rodman Moorhead, Gloria & William Newton, Snake River Brewing, Snake River Interiors, The Mary K. Weiss Foundation, Teresa & Bill Waterman, Wyoming Arts Council Gifts of $5,000 - $9,999 / Aspen Travel Inc, Big D Signature Construction, Carney Logan Burke, Center of Wonder, Susan & Joseph H Davenport III, Ann Dwan, Fighting Bear Antiques, First Interstate Bank System Foundation, Sandy & Ron Harrison, Hotel Terra, Mary-Alice Huemoeller & Michael SELLETT, Maggie & Jim Hunt, Susan & John Jackson, Jackson Hole Art Auction, Jackson Hole News & Guide, Jaquith Family Foundation, Kismet Rug Gallery, Tracy & Kenny Knauss, Irene & Alan Lund, Mercedes Huff & Associates, Nichols Foundation/Carol & Peter Coxhead, Julie & William Obering, Persephone Bakery, Shirley & Paul Piper, Sharon & Lloyd Powell, Rusty Parrot Lodge & Spa, Ann & Steven Ryan, Snow King Resorts & Grandview Lodge, The StoneRiver Foundation, The Liquor Store & Wine Loft, Lenore & David Nichols, The Rose, Sharon & Jerry Schendel, Town Square Inns, Celia & Rob Wallace, Christy Walton, Wells Fargo Gifts of $1,000 - $4,999 / Stephen Adamson*, Akasha Yoga, MARCIA KUNSTEL & JOE ALBRIGHT CHARITABLE FUND, Helen & Fred Arbuckle, Elizabeth Becker Parker & Jeremy Parker, Big R Ranch & Home, Blue Collar Restaurant Group, Blue Spruce Cleaners, Graham/Faupel: Karen Terra & Bob Graham, Julie & Matt Faupel, Liz Brimmer & George Barlow, JUDY BERNSTEIN BUNZL & NICK BUNZL, Keith Burke, Diana & David Burrow, Kathleen & Charles G. Cannon, Eleanore & John D. Carifa, Nancy & Dick Collister, Anna D’Andrea, Nancy & David Donovan, Dust Cutter, Dynia Architects, David Elan, Jacqueline & Christian Erdman, Jenny & Don Felsinger, First Western Trust, Danita Lowes & David Fite, Elisabeth & Charles Fleischman, Four Seasons Resort & Residences, Friedman Family Foundation, Lou & John Furrer, Gilday Architects, Jane & Joseph Giovanini, Joan & David Goldfarb, Gonnella Adamson, PC, Myrna & Stephen Greenberg, Hatch Taqueria & Tequillas, J.J. Healy, Penney & A.C. Hubbard, Dawn & John Hummel, Independent Jets, Jackson Hole Lodge, Jackson Hole Travel & Tourism Board, Jedediah’s, John & Barbara Vogelstein Foundation, Keith B. Ohnmeis Foundation, Kimberly & William Kernan, Kathleen & Paul Kimball, Kathy Kline, Lee’s Tees, Catherine Kehr & Remy Levy, Lexington At Jackson Hole, Carol & James Linton, Local Restaurant, Louis Appignani Foundation, Inc., Markstein Foundation, Amanda & Trey Moore, Bobbi & Jim Moses, New England Foundation for the Arts, Mark Newcomb, Carole & Jack Nunn, Osprey Beverages LLC., Eunjae & Arturo Peralta-Ramos III, Shirley & Paul Piper, Lee & Edward Riddell, Therese & Bert Romberg, Andrea & Monroe Rosenthal, Anita & Julian Saul, Beverly & Ira Schulman, Cheryl & William Schwartz, Silver Star Communications, South Park Nursery & Landscaping, St. John’s Medical Center, Carol Baker & Mark Stein, Martine Lamoureux & David Stout, Tayloe Piggott Gallery, Tegeler & Associates Insurance, Frances & Alan Tessler, Teton Motors, The Emerg+A+Care Group, The McDowell Foundation, The Tree & Landscape Company, Trio An American Bistro, Allison von Maur & Family, Jean & Pete Wales, Whiteley & Nick Wheeler, Anne & Robert Williams, Willow Street Financial Services LLC., Patricia Wilson, The Wilson Family Living Trust, Wolfensohn Family Foundation, Wunsch Finacial Services, Brenda & Jon Wylie

* The 2015 Summer/Fall season is dedicated in memory of former board member Stephen Adamson (1973 – 2015)

Gifts of $25 - $999 / Mary Adams, Virginia & Michael Adler, Emily & James Ambler, Susan & Geoff Armstrong, Sallie & Duby Ausley, Micky Babcock, Carol Baker & Mark Stein, Jill & Steve Baldauf, Joan Baldwin, Jennifer & Eric Balsa, Martha & Charles Bancroft, Nora Barnicle, Ruth Ann Petroff & Mark Barron, Vicky S. Bass, Pilar D. Bass, Laura & Charles Bay, Kathryn & George Belle, Cecilia & Frank Bellinghiere, Cynthia Bennett, Gainor & Joseph Bennett, Hillary & Mark Berry, Catherine Binger, Ruth Harrington & Tim Bradley, Anne & Clay Bradley, Linda & Anthony Brooks, Kathleen & Charles Brown, Marion Buchenroth, Bonnie & Frank Burgess, Marian & Dennis Butcher, Paige Byron, Vicky & William Chaney, Ana & Max Chapman, Elizabeth & Frank Christensen, Andrea & Jon Christensen, John B. Cooke, Eugenie Copp, Sara Van Genderen & Andrew Cornish, Helen & Michael Cottingham, Patrick Coyne, Devra & Richard Davis, Alexandra Dawson, Christine & Art Denton, Barbara Allen & Peter Dittmar, Reade & David Dornan, Andrea Doss, Liza Millett & Michael Dowda, Elizabeth & Steve Drapela, Lucretia & Frazer Durrett, Pauline Towers-Dykeman & Paul Dykeman, Stephen S. Dynia, Gloria & Rosser Edwards, Tania & Thomas Evans, Missy Falcey, Molly & Frank Fanning, Marcia Allen & Gary Finkel, Caryn & Tim Flanagan, Suzy & Matt Floyd, Petria & Scott Fossel, Natalie & Sheldon Frankel, Becky & Tom Frisbie, Ilene & Howard Garber, Susan & Robert Gardner, Julie & Fredrick Gaston, Peggy Gilday & Maho Hakoshima, Martha & John Gilmore, Edna & John Good, Uschi & Jochen Grocke, Bonnie & Sheldon Guren, Julie Ann & Zach Hall, Francesca & Mike Hammer, Sarah Hanson, Leslye & David Hardi, Carol & John Harkness, Brooke Harris, Ann Harvey, Charisse & Curt Haws, Deborah & John Hechinger, Barbara & Charles Herz, Robert Heskett, Sandy Hessler, Sharon & Dale Hilpert, Karen & Richard Hobbins, Susan & Jack Hogan, Phyllis Horwitz, Margaret & David Hoster II, Carrie & Jack Howe, Laura & Neil Huckin, Georgia & Doug Inglis, Jackson Hole Youth Soccer, Ghoncheh & Allen Jebsen, Teresa de Groh & Arne Jorgensen, Renee Kaswan, Pamela Kearns, Linn & Fred Keller, Timothy Kelly, Sarah & Renny Kerr, Susan & Fred Kingwill, Bill Klyn, Julie & Kraig Kobert, Elvira Kotow, Charlotte & Bradley Krugh, Jane & Charles Kusek, Ernest LaBelle, Beedee & Ted Ladd, Laura & Ted Ladd, Joan Lapham, Michael Lehmann, Florence Lemle, Nina & Brian Lenz, Evie Lewis & Doug Vogel, Carole & Ed Liebzeit, Mary K. Long, Sharel Love, Susan & Mayo Lykes, Ann & Clark MacKenzie, Deborah & David MacKenzie, Patricia & Donald T. MacNaughton, Amanda & George Mahoney, Laurentius Marais, Carmen Masuelli, Jane H. Matthews, Leslie Mattson, Kevin Maxwell, Holly McCollister, Haile & Ben McCollum, Bev & Ed McIlnay, Laura & Jim McNutt, Karin & John McQuillan, Mary McSorley, Laura K. McWethy, Vickie & Mark Memmer, Elinor & C. Scott Miller, Jim Mitchell, Bridget & Michael Mullen, Anne & Thomas Muller, Christine & David Murdoch, Joohee & Alexander Muromcew, Ann & Kent Nelson, Diane & Kent Nichols, Kathryn Niner, Mia Jensen & Sean O’Malley, Tim Oakley, Camille Obering Musser & Ben Musser, Dana & John Olson, Brandie & Mel Orchard, Diana & Tom Osuna, Lissa Parr, Nancy & William Pasfield, Clare Payne Symmons & Mike Symmons, Karen Youngblood & James Peck, Leslie Petersen & Hank Phibbs, Nancy & William Pettus, Pam & Keith Phillips, Lisa & Scott Pierson, Gram Pizarro, Bonnie & Tom Pockat, Gloria Polis, Carol & Steve Poole, Ed Prater, Lisa Price, Quality Painting & Services, Diane & Glenn Ray, Bert Raynes, Carrie & Brett Richer, Henry Richter, Lori & Laurent Roux, Ana Rude, Louisa & Christopher Sandvig, Ponteir Sackrey, Michelle Gammer & Andrew Salter, Becky & Tom Schell, Claudia & Michael Schrotz, Meredith & Alfred Scott, Diane & Donald Siegel, Jennifer Simon, Nancy & Ed Smail, Frisky Stal, Pamela Stockton, Joyce & William Sullivan, Anna & Stephen Sullivan, Jennifer & Michael Tennican, Karen Terra & Bob Graham, Betty & Chuck Terrill, The Estate of Lawrence Rieser, Elizabeth Thebaud, Joan & Walter Thulin, Susan Thulin, Lisa Tichenor, Barbara & Stan Trachtenberg, Libby Treadwell, Amy & Steve Unfried, Rilla & Jay Varley, Vendini Loves the Arts, Marsha & Michael Wackerly, Jade & David Walsh, Betty & Jim Walton, Cammie & Andrew Watson, Becky Watson & Betsy Carlin, Geraldine & Joseph O. Waymire Fund, Wendy & Charles Weiss, Chris & Kurt Wimberg, Melody & Loring Woodman, Sara Flitner & Bill Wotkyns, DANA OLSON & JOHN WRIGHT, Roselu Zabinsky, Dimmie & Greg Zeigler, Huijun & John Zheng, Zions Bank, Anonymous In Memory and In Honor Cristin Tierney, in honor of Judy & Don Opatrny Katharine Conover in honor of Pam & Scott Gibson’s 35th anniversary The Sage Foundation, in memory of Alan Hirschfield Teri & Scott Moore, in memory of Christian Polly

** W e would appreciate your feedback regarding any possible omissions or errors. Please contact The Center Fund with any concerns, 307-734-8956

center for the arts PO box 860 240 south glenwood jackson, wy 83001

Photo by David Swift