PHOTOS: South Shore Conservatory’s 15th Blues Gala Kicks off 50th Anniversary

SSC’s Blues gala attracted hundreds of guests, including Rich and Mara Calame, SSC Trustee, Sally Calame and Bill Finaldi, Ruthanne Russell and Paul Crowley, all of Hingham, image by Paul Hoffman

McGRATHPR.com – South Shore Conservatory (SSC) recently celebrated the 15th year of its Chase Away the Winter Blues gala, kicking off its year-long 50th anniversary. The event was held at Boston Marriott Quincy.

For the last decade and a half, the South Shore community has come together to support the Blues gala in the belief that arts education is truly transformative for all and should be accessible to everyone. Proceeds benefit SSC Community Partnerships, which includes ImagineARTS, SSC’s arts and literacy program in the Brockton public schools; Creative Arts Therapies programs; and SSC’s tuition assistance program, affording students the opportunity to receive a music education.  SSC believes that everyone, regardless of age, ability or circumstance, can benefit from the transformative nature of a music and arts education.

SSC’s Chase Away the Winter Blues gala Co-Chairs Linda Jones and Rennan Bayturk, image by Paul Hoffman

Blues Co-Chairs Linda Jones and Rennan Bayturk, along with a Blues committee comprised of SSC trustees, overseers, parents, and friends created a fabulous evening filled with music, friendship and generosity. The event began with a cocktail reception with an SSC faculty jazz quartet, followed by a seated dinner program with outstanding music performances and an exciting live auction. The late-night crowd enjoyed the lively After Party, with sweets and cocktails, sponsored by Massa Products Corporation.  East Coast Soul, a sing-along Piano Bar featuring SSC’s faculty rounded out the festive atmosphere, organized by After Party Chair Dawn Stancavish and a planning committee.

South Shore Conservatory thanks corporate sponsors Massa Products, Travel Sommelier, Boston Financial Management, GAGNONtax, Mercedes-Benz of Hanover, Fusion Academy, Cape Cod Dental Implants, Field Communications Associates, Inc./Charlie Field, Jr, Boston Financial Management, and Fusion Academy for their support of the Blues gala.

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PHOTOS:

Chase Away the Winter Blues gala

Andy Hertig, Jane Carr, SSC Founder, Wendy and David Ellison, all of Hingham, image by Paul Hoffman

Chris and Mary Alisa Sherman, Fred Clifford, Dick Morse, all of Duxbury, image by Paul Hoffman

Don Massa, Veronica McCormick, Josie and Fran Hanlon, image by Paul Hoffman
Jay and Lauren Pimpare, Kristen and Doug Campbell, all of Cohasset, image by Paul Hoffman

Karl Czerny, Barbara Clifford, SSC Trustee, Fred Clifford, and Kathy Czerny, SSC President, image by Paul Hoffman

Susan and Joe McDonald with Dawn and David Stancavish, image by Paul Hoffman
Trevor Watts, Karen Watkins-Watts, Anne Smith-White, SSC Senior Director of Community Engagement, and Colin White, image by Paul Hoffman
Peter Dewire, Mark Loughlin, Carolyn Loughlin, SSC Trustee, Andrea Dewire, Joanne Butterfield, all of Hingham, image by Paul Hoffman
Pete Paull, Eric Valentine, Miren Guenechea-Sola, and Brooke Valentine, SSC Trustee, all of Hingham, image by Paul Hoffman
Motoko Deane, SSC Trustee, and Gordon Deane, of Cohasset, image by Paul Hoffman
Lanci Valentine, Laura Carleton, Georgia Pye, Allen Carleton, all of Duxbury, image by Paul Hoffman
Kathy Czerny, SSC President, Caitlin Humphreys, Gerald Jones, SSC Trustee, image by Paul Hoffman
Jon and Tanya Trevisan, Mia and Silvio Porciatti , Kathy Skillman, SSC Trustee, Juliana Linsdell, Beth Hill, Carolyn and Vance Loiselle, all of Duxbury, image by Paul Hoffman
Warren and Kathy Skillman, SSC Trustee, with Vance and Carolyn Loiselle, all of Duxbury, image by Paul Hoffman

John and Susan Kelleher, Katie Kelleher and Shelby Saunders , all of Hingham, image by Paul Hoffman
Kathy Czerny, SSC President, with Eddie Liao, Vice President, South Shore Health, image by Paul Hoffman

Gordon Carr with Nicole Bellows and Marie Bohane, all of Hingham, image by Paul Hoffman