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Holiday Gala Pics & Write Up

[caption id="attachment_247" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="BOA Honorary Vice Chair Boo Poulin's special BOA cookies"]BOA Honorary Vice Chair Boo Poulin's special BOA cookies[/caption] Thanks to BOA board member John Roche for this blog entry about the BOA Holiday Gala. Below the entry are photos from the weekend festivities!
Last Friday night (December 4) the Anderson Alley holiday festivities got off to a rousing start when the jazz group stationed outside the BOA Editions’ office was confronted by peripatetic musicians from a Civil War reenactors group, intent on jamming. And jam they did on a lively version of “Dixie”! Following that musical set, it was the poets’ turn. Four RIT students read their own poems in honor of the 25th anniversary of Signatures, RIT’s student art & literary magazine. These included Rob Witko, a software engineering major who is the Signatures webmaster and co-editor of last year’s issue; Sarai Oviedo, a graphic media major in the School of Printing who was co-editor last year and chief editor this year; Andy Knight, a computer science major and a member of the Signatures staff; and Danielle Gatti, advertising major in the communication department, and a member of last quarter’s “Editing the Literary Magazine” which helped produce a commemorative “25” chapbook to be distributed at the Signatures “25” show, opening on Friday December 11, 7-9:30 pm, at Gallery r, 775 Park Avenue, Rochester. Rounding things off, John Roche, RIT assistant professor and Signatures advisor, as well as a BOA Board of Directors member, read his poem “Joe the Poet.” BOA Editor Thom Ward ended the reading with a recitation of Rumi’s famous love poem, “Come to the Garden Love.”
[caption id="attachment_254" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Holiday Gala Book Sale Table"]Holiday Gala Book Sale Table[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_252" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Holiday Gala Book Sale Sign"]Holiday Gala Book Sale Sign[/caption] Holiday Gala Book Lovers [caption id="attachment_256" align="alignright" width="300" caption="BOA board member Nan Westervelt on the sales floor"]BOA board member Nan Westervelt on the sales floor[/caption] [caption id="attachment_258" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Thom Ward with BOA friends"]Thom Ward with BOA friends[/caption] [caption id="attachment_251" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Holiday Gala Hallway Jam"]Holiday Gala Hallway Jam[/caption] [caption id="attachment_249" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="BOA book browsers"]BOA book browsers[/caption] [caption id="attachment_246" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Board member Boo Poulin with friends of BOA"]Board member Boo Poulin with friends of BOA[/caption] [caption id="attachment_248" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="BOA staff: Thom Ward, Peter Conners, and Melissa Hall"]BOA staff: Thom Ward, Peter Conners, and Melissa Hall[/caption] [caption id="attachment_255" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Musician Joe Hernick playing the Holiday Gala"]Musician Joe Hernick playing the Holiday Gala[/caption] [caption id="attachment_257" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Peter Conners with BOA Board Chair Bernadette Catalana, Honorary Vice Chair Boo Poulin, and Cookie"]Peter Conners with BOA Board Chair Bernadette Catalana, Honorary Vice Chair Boo Poulin, and Cookie[/caption]
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