Hindman Auctions CEO Jay Krehbiel hosted an extravagant affair to celebrate the female cultural leaders featured in Sheridan Road’s April issue. The women included AIC Trustee Board chair Denise Gardner, CSO past and present Trustee Board chairs Helen Zell and Mary Louise Gorno, Field Museum Women’s Board chair Sandra Deromedi, Joffrey Board Chair Anne Kaplan, Lyric Board Chair Sylvia Markowicz Neil, and MCA Chicago Trustee Board Chair Cari Sacks. (continued …)
Michelin-starred chef Jenner Tomaska of Esmé Chicago dazzled guests with edible art inspired by works hanging in the Hindman gallery. David Hockney’s Lithograph of Water Made of Lines inspired the first course, a brightly colored Wadsworth Jarrell acted as muse for the main course, and Renoir’s La Baie de Villefranche-sur-Mer influenced the sweet finale. The collective celebration of these seven women and six institutions created a joyous atmosphere of unified camaraderie that permeated the evening. Bill Heffernan’s décor and florals set the stage for an unforgettable event while glasses clinked in recognition of the female leaders’ contributions to Chicago’s world-class cultural institutions.