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14 Beachwood Buzz
July 2016
Beachwood Arts Council Annual Meeting
On June 7, the Beachwood
Arts Council held its annual
meeting at which Leah Gilbert,
executive director, gave a recap
of current successes and a
sneak peak at what's coming up,
including a print show featuring
seven women artists associated
with the Zygote Press, which will
take place in the fall, along with
a monoprint workshop taught
by one of the featured artists;
and exhibit by Beachwood
artists who have studios in our
city, with a Sunday tour of their
Beachwood art studios.
Additionally, Ileen Kelner was
recognized as an Honorary Life
Trustee, Harriet Gorden recog-
nized for her dedication, board
members were sworn in and
Montserrat Vazquez Camarena,
this year's Si Wachsberger Arts
Scholarship Award winner, made
a presentation. The evening
ended with a recital by pianist
Amy Tan.
Kelner continues to be a true
gem in our community. She
served as president of the Beach-
wood Arts Council for nine years,
was president of the Fairmount
Elementary School PTA and served
twice as president of the Fair-
mount Temple Sisterhood. Kelner
helped to organize Beachwood
High School's first college fair and
has been involved in philanthropic
projects most of her life.
Kelner chaired the Beachwood
Arts Council's Annual Juried
Regional High School Student
Art Show and organized the
DiversityFest for many years and
was also instrumental in setting
up the Si Wachsberger scholar-
ship fund.
Known as "Mrs. Beachwood,"
Kelner is a generous and devoted
volunteer for many organizations,
a fantastic baker of treats that
have been shared at many open-
ing receptions and meetings, and
a supporter of the arts in Beach-
wood. She has three children, five
grandchildren, and relaxes in her
spare time with many friends and
her beagle, Amos.
In recognition of her life-
long devotion to the city, and
especially to our children, Mayor
Merle S. Gorden and City Council
proclaimed June 7, 2016 as
Ileen Kelner Day in the City of
Known as "Mrs.
Beachwood," Kelner is a
generous and devoted
volunteer for many
organizations . . .
Pictured: Mayor Merle S. Gorden
presents a proclamation to Ileen
Kelner, and Harriet Gorden,
pictured with executive director
Leah Gilbert, is recognized for her
dedication to the organization.