Diane Katzman, Sean and Laurie Lock
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Four Muny premieres are in the lineup for the 2014 season—The Muny’s 96th summer at Forest Park! New season tickets will be available beginning March 8; single tickets go on sale May 31. The upcoming shows are...
A 5-foot bejeweled peacock sculpture is local jewelry artist DIANE KATZMAN’s latest showpiece for charity. The peacock was created to benefit COLLEGE BOUND, to raise awareness of the compelling need for greater equity in education. The stones and feathers on the sculpture represent the hopes and dreams of College Bound students and their families and the community. The peacock made its debut this week at Neiman Marcus, and will be on display throughout the holiday season. This Saturday, Nov. 17, at 1:30 p.m., the store is hosting a ‘peacock party’ with refreshments and treats. Katzman also will be offering attendees the opportunity to create their own piece of jewelry.
Looking for a meaningful way to honor your mom this Mother’s Day? DIANE KATZMAN’s Mom-a-gram initiative, in partnership with Missouri Baptist Healthcare Foundation, helps uninsured or underinsured women in rural Missouri with the gift of a mammogram, ultrasound or biopsy. Donations levels range from about $136.50 (for a screening mammography) to $1,300 (for a breast biopsy); and for each donation gift of a Mom-a-gram, the donor’s mother will receive a corresponding piece of Diane Katzman Design jewelry, as well as a tribute card for Mother’s Day. Katzman, a breast cancer survivor, started Mom-agram in 2010. To find out more, call 996-5347 or visit missouribaptist.org.
More than 700 gathered at The Ritz-Carlton for the St. Louis Women of Achievement luncheon, honoring the contributions made by 10 area women. Pictured in back: Margo Deloch, Fran Zamler, Lisa Nichols, Lisa Boyce. In front: Carol Weir, Corinne Walentik, Becky Kueker, Pam Toder, Karen Castellano, Diane Katzman
There’s plenty of buzz surrounding an exclusive CWE party to celebrate SAINT LOUIS BALLET’s 10th year. The March 31 reception at the home of MARY STRAUSS will have artistic director GEN HORIUCHI, choreographer CHRISTOPHER D’AMBOISE and artist SOKVANNARA SAR as guests of honor, as well as a performance by the ballet company. Saint Louis Ballet’s spring offering, Tribute to New York featuring choreography by D’Amboise, will be at The Touhill April 2 and 3. For tickets, visit stlouisballet.org.
Vince Schoemehl, president and CEO of Grand Center and Peg Weathers, executive VP, welcomed guests to the 7th Visionary Awards at the Sheldon, honoring women dedicated to advancing the arts in Saint Louis. Jewelry creator Diane Katzman presented a first-time gift of her elegant bracelets to each honoree and Dorothy Bell of Brown Shoe gifted each woman with a classy pair of shoes.
Voices for Children has announced the members of its executive committee for 2008-2009: DOT SOLDANINI, president; BILL HUTTON, executive VP; KATHERINE CAREY, VP; ANDREW HABERERN, VP; DAVID COPELAND, treasurer; MICKEY CLARKE, secretary; and JEFF DUNN, general counsel.
Congrats to JOSEPH WHITE, former head of the St. Louis chapter of the AMERICAN RED CROSS, who has accepted the position of senior VP of chapter organizations for the national organization. White’s career is distinguished and includes stints as an executive at Fleishman-Hillard, as well as a 27-year career in banking during which he was chairman and CEO of Boatman’s Bancshares of Iowa, president of St. Louis City Region for Boatman’s, and president and CEO of Boatman’s investment services. He’ll oversee more than 700 Red Cross chapters but will continue to be based in St. Louis, where he lives with his wife Debby.
National Council of Jewish Women has partnered with VDay, a global movement to end violence against women and girls through a benefit production of Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues. NCJW will present the show Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at COCA. St. Louis actor and director Stellie Siteman directs a cast of local women of diverse backgrounds, races and ages, including St. Louis County Judge Susan Block, psychologist Nanci Bobrow, food writer Ann Lemons Pollack, writer Susan Fadem, jewelry designer Diane Katzman and others. Tickets for the performance start at $50 and are available by calling 993-5181.