Boris and Doris On the Town
Kim Elias from Grill on the Go supplied the
eats, while the well-mustachioed Mike Brenner
provided samples of his latest brews.
The party attracted a
Who’s Who of Milwaukee art photographers, plus a
contingent of Chicago
shooters, including Aron Gent, Jason Reblando and Anna Shteynshleyger.
Making the scene were Kevin Miyazaki,
there with Marilu Knode, now a
curator of contemporary global art living in St. Louis; husband-wife Bob Smith and Sarah McEneany; plus Jim Seder and his wife, Marie.
Manning the door were Dan Saal, who designed the event’s
attractive promo graphics, and Brooke
Mulvaney, MAM’s collections manager of works on paper. Kate Elsner, outgoing Photo Council president, reviewed the group’s
hectic past year’s activities, followed by a look ahead by successor Mel Trittin, along with remarks by Lisa Hostetler, the talented MAM photo
The party was organized
by Photo Council board members Lindsay
Lochman, photographer Sonja Thomsen
and Kristen Carter, the event’s
“marketing architect.” Other board members circulating were the stylish Julie Solochek and Christine Symchych,
with her gifted young nephew Colby King.
Photo historians John Angelos and Marilyn Johnson
donated a vintage periodical collection to the silent auction, perused by Lee Ann Garrison, chair of the Peck’s
Department of Art & Design, Sande
Robinson, Kathy and David Yuille,
and Peggy Russo.
Garden Frolic: Cream
City Foundation’s “My Best Friend Is
Straight” summer fund-raiser was held at the Lynden Sculpture
mix-and-mingle was marvelous, despite the hungry mosquitoes feasting on guests,
who in turn dined on Kathy Papineau’s
local organic food from Localicious. Volunteer Maryann Gorski helped serve. Lakefront Brewery beverages flowed,
along with an ample supply of vintages, thanks to Tim Clark, owner of Waterford Wine and a former Cream City
board member. Tours of the garden’s art collection were offered, while guests
admired the interior art, including a beautiful ceramic installation by artist Linda Vitamvas.
Checking in guests were Valerie Johnson from Kolb Co Financial
Advisors and her husband, Dennis Robison. Maria Cadenas, Cream City Foundation
exec, greeted guests as board president Stacey
Herzing circulated and Henry Sanders,
a Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, worked the crowd.
Sporting a stylish
fedora, artist Patrick Farrell said
his work is now being shown at the Carol Craven Gallery in Martha’s
Vineyard. He and Jim
Schroeder chatted with Patrick
Dougherty, who had cycled to River Hills from the East
Admiring the admirably
manicured grounds were Realtor Jim
Ollrogge and artist and teacher Cory
Haywood, Bon-Ton Stores’ Wayne Klebe,
Paul Masterson, Jerry Janus, Kurt Schummer
from Prudential Finance, Marion Araujo
and Chuck Grosz, Tom Wilson, UBS
Financial’s Christina Plum, Paul Stenzel, UWM’s film historian Carl Bogner, Dr. Robert Starshak, plus a contingent from the Wisconsin Gazette: publisher Louis Weisberg with Bobby Wright, co-founder Leonard Sobczak, and Will Elwood.
Wedding Splendor: Artist Rory Burke and Marquette
engineering professor Chris Foley
celebrated a spectacular-plus wedding at the lakefront home of her parents, John and Murph Burke. The Rev. Steven Teague officiated at the
nuptials in the lush gardens, enhanced with music by Joe Ketchum and his chamber ensemble. Barrie Yuspeh, now living in San
Francisco, was maid of honor and the couple’s
matchmaker, Mathew Weglarz, was best
After the ceremony,
champagne flowed and the nearly 400 guests then headed to a Ringling-sized
tent, complete with a dance floor and dueling music of Bill Sargent’s big band, from Chicago, and Milwaukee’s popular 5 Card Studs. Caterer Scott Shully and his wife, Beth, headed their A-team of chefs and
servers, while well-coiffed photographer Paul
Newman digitally captured the frivolities.
The grounds burst with
Burkes, including Rory’s siblings: sisters Wendy
Slocum, with her husband, Peter,
and Molly and husband John Sloan, plus brothers John (JB) and his wife, Tisha, and Patrick with Kristin Lance.
Rory’s uncle Gerry Burke and his wife, Mary, aunts Sheila Vollman, now living in New Orleans, and Realtor Meg Noyes, her husband, Hack, and their daughters Lindsey Touzios and her husband, John, and Stefanie Dugan with her husband, David, were among the late-night crowd.
Other revelers were Steve Kuhnmuench and his wife, Cheryl Gehl, Abby Christofferson and Andrew Stoll, Luke and Amalia Todryk,
Lindy Kusik, Donna and Terry
Wakefield, Tom and Katie Sonnenberg,
builder Leif Backus, whose Woodstock
Inn in Vermont is nearing completion, and his brother Sepp, a Milwaukee rehabber, and Lamonte Cranston Cook and Mark Van Ess, the creators and owners of
The Foleys are headed
off for an extended honeymoon, including a trip on the Oriental Orient-Express.
Too Many Pabsts: It was an admirably six-packed Joe Pabst, not Nick Pabst, who posed in his birthday suit for the Portrait
Society’s “Real Photo Postcard Survey.”
If you have any tips for Boris and Doris, contact them at email@example.com. Their next column will appear in the Aug. 26 issue of the Shepherd.