Paula Becker Vito writes, “After being voted the first in the class to get married, I actually might have been. Denny and I celebrated 43 years of marriage this June and moved into our retirement home on the Wye River in Maryland. Still sailing the Chesapeake Bay, and caring for a 46-year-old wooden boat, we enjoy our children and grand doggies on the water’s edge. I retired from teaching middle school art after 23 years and enjoy creative monthly gatherings with art friends, reading one great book each month, horticulture activities and ornithology. All the best to the women of the Class of ’71.
Americans for the Arts recognized Catherine Widgery for Outstanding Public Arts Projects of 2015. Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, honored 38 outstanding public arts projects created in 2015 through the Public Art Network Year in Review program, the only national program that specifically recognizes the most compelling public art. Widgery’s work was chosen from 260 entries across the country. Inspired by the natural environment, Passing Storms, which consists of two sculptural components, Rain and Cloud, portrays the changing weather as metaphor for unpredictable and shifting states of mind.