|OPERA BIRMINGHAM’S ANGELA BROWN OPENS DOROTHY JEMISON DAY THEATER|
|Written by Administrator|
|Wednesday, 25 April 2012 12:19|
Forrest Moody, Carmen Johnson, Angela Brown & JiNa Kim.
Dick Jemison, Corbin Day, Tina Day Lacey & Kim Jemison
Friday, April 13 proved a lucky evening for the Donor Opening & Champagne Reception for the Alabama School of Fine Arts’ Dorothy Jemison Day Theater. Opera Birmingham hosted the event starring the magnificent soprano Angela Brown. Also on the program were ASFA music students JiNa Kim, Forrest Moody and Carmen Johnson.
Upon entering the theater lobby, guests were greeted by ASFA staff and mingled with opera patrons before they were shown to their seats. Stan Ingram, Chairman of the ASFA Foundation Board
welcomed the enthusiastic crowd. A buffet table was stationed in the lobby, decorated in the rich plum accents of the facility. A breath taking purple and pale yellow floral arrangement by Michael Dyer of Uncut Flowers, in a large silver vessel, was the focal point of the table offering champagne, donated by International Wines, Inc. as well as sparkling cider. Refreshments, including an enormous array of cupcakes, were offered after the 5 star performance.
Seen in the crowd were Corbin Day, Dick Jemison, Kim Jemison, Margaret Jemison, Tina Day Lacey, Patty McDonald & Jeffrey Klinner, Joyce & Bill Billingsley, Mary Wills & Tom LeCroy, Joyce Jacobson, Andrea & Goodloe White, Joyce Heslip & Bill Williams, Sue Watkins, Dorinda & John Smith, Pat Scofield, Amy Carr, Tallulah Hargrove, Marsha & John Markus, Gerry Dunham, Nancy van
Wanderham, Beverly & Kurt Miller, Martha Pezrow, Betty Healey, Joan Parker, Jaquelyn Parker, Ann Hillhouse, Amy & John Johnstone, Kathy & Jim Emison, Jan & Jim Briley, Diane & Herb Rossmeisl, Barbara & Tony Barnard, Jane & Bob Hinds, Karyn & Brent Uptain, Mildred & Ed Taub, Sandra
Gianturco & Bill Bradley, Mike & MaryAnne Freeman, Robert Rieves, Anne Chace, Paula & Shannon Price, and Lyndra & Bill Daniel.
Also enjoying the evening were John Nixon & Vivian Davis, John & Leslie Lacey, Betty Loeb, Bob Rathburn, Stan & Yin Ingram, Aubrey Garrison, Michael & Lynne Meeks, Bryding Adams, David Kahn, Patti Whitt of The Community Foundation, Alabama Piano Gallery’s Jon McClaran, Michael Moody, Suzy Maccabe Baker, Michael Huebner, Alexander Nelson, Jim Nelson, Pat Taylor, Vanessa Falls, Brooke Tanner Battle, Lisa Paden Gaines, Jesse Bates, Kim Scott, John Jones, Jean Shanks, Carl Crosby, Frances Verstandig, Catharine and Lee Styslinger, Jr., Jim and Pam Prestwood, Sarah Nail, Mary Morgan, Katharina Fox, Ayanna Jacobs-El, Naomi Jacobs-El, Nathan Bullington, Leona and Oana Crasi, Barry Altmark and many more.
The Dorothy Jemison Day Theater is located on the school campus at 800 19th Street North in
downtown Birmingham’s cultural district. It was built for teaching as well as community use. For
more information about the theater, or to book an event, please call Dan Gainey, Facilities Manager