About Luke Aaron:
Luke Aaron is an American designer whose work expresses an appreciation for past tradition while embracing modern reinterpretation. His story-teller approach creates a visual narrative through each season in which the wearer becomes the muse. He has won numerous awards for his work, including Best in Boston (Boston Magazine) and two Boston's Best awards (Improper Bostonian). He was also recognized as one of the 'top ten reasons to fall madly in love with Boston all over again' (Boston Common Magazine).
About Emma Sorenson:
Lyric mezzo-soprano Emma Sorenson is a featured Emerging Artist with the Boston Lyric Opera, and recently made her debut with Chicago's Fringe Opera as Isabelle Eberhardt in Missy Mazzoli's acclaimed new work Song from the Uproar: the Lives and Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt. Critics have praised Emma as a "striking and graceful presence, singing with an attractive, flexible voice that brought strong dramatic engagement throughout..."
About Clemens Teufel:
Born in Germany, Clemens Teufel's piano education was influenced by both the German and Russian piano traditions. He studied at the University of Music "Franz Liszt" in Weimar, Germany under Professor Peter Waas. Upon graduating, Clemens completed his graduate studies as a student of Professor Lev Natochenny at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt. He now performs and provides masterclasses across the globe, including performances at the Newport Music Festival, the Cité des arts in Paris, and the Beijing Conservatory. Clemens' recent interest is in the American piano music of Howard Hanson, George Gershwin, and Amy Beach. He recorded his first solo album, American Masters, now available at iTunes, Spotify, and other major streaming services.
About Kristine Butler:
Kristine Butler received her early dance training at Royal Academy of Ballet in Buffalo, NY. She went on to train at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and at Charlotte Ballet as an apprentice. After spending one season with the Charlotte Ballet, Kristine was in the corps of San Francisco Ballet, where she performed in Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Coppelia, and Onegin. Kristine has danced internationally at the Kunst am Spreeknie Festival, with the Romanian National Ballet, and is currently in her second season with New Chamber Ballet in New York.
About The Rhythm Future Quartet:
Hair: Valerie Alessandro | Makeup: Paula Roderick-Voisembert
Celebrating Women in Africa with A’Key, Agbokey Denis Abounan
The French Cultural Center has the honor of presenting the work of local visual artist A’Key. This newest exhibition transports us to the world of women in francophone West Africa, whose images are often misrepresented or rendered invisible in mainstream media. A’Key’s art aims to place these women front and center.Read More