Thank You to All Who Supported Our 2016 Women’s Luncheon!
The museum was pleased to welcome Jane Gershon Weitzman as keynote speaker for our 2016 fundraiser. The Women’s Luncheon is an annual fundraiser celebrating women, art and education. Proceeds benefit the Museum’s dynamic roster of exhibitions and programming.
In addition to Weitzman’s talk on her collection of fanciful shoes in the museum galleries the Museum also honored two women in our community for their monumental contributions to the arts. The Ann Fralin Award is given annually to a woman who has made extraordinary contributions in the arts and arts education, this year’s honoree was Mrs. Jenny Taubman. The Sheila Sachs Strauss Art Venture Award is presented annually in recognition of outstanding leaders in our community who support the arts, arts education, and volunteerism in partnership with the museum. This year’s honoree was Vice Mayor Anita James Price of Roanoke City.