Hello all! I hope you all are surviving the summer temperatures that have arrived. With summer arriving that means that the regular season of the Arizona Costume Institute is coming to an end. Last month on April 11th, we had our Annual General Meeting. If you've never attended I would encourage you to mark your calendars for April 10th of 2013 when our next AGM will be held, as always, at the Phoenix Art Museum. For those members who are new to the ACI or those who are considering, the AGM is a great way to get to know the ACI a little better and get to know the incoming executive board that is elected into office on that day. This year we welcomed:
Gail Adams - 2012-2013 President
Jan Herwick - 2013-2014 President Elect
Andrea Severson - 2014-2015 President Elect
Karen LeDonne - Recording Secretary
Lois Alberts - Corresponding Secretary
Donita Young - Treasurer
Natalie Kaan - Past President/Nominating Chair
Ronna Beeson - Member at Large
Eileen Sullivan - Member at Large
We're all very excited to keep the momentum going that 2011-2012 President Natalie Kaan and her Board of Directors started and make the coming season as wonderful and exciting for our members as this past season has been. If you're not yet a member of ACI or ACI Nouveau this is a perfect time to join and we always welcome seeing new faces at our events.
The other fun part about the AGM is that we also get to hear from our fabulous curator, Dennita Sewell, on all the incredible things the Fashion Department achieved throughout the year. This year we recapped the two exhibitions, Giorgio di Sant' Angelo (Sept 17, 2011-Feb 12, 2012) and The Sea (on display until July 15th). Dennita also shared some of the wonderful new pieces the department was able to acquire for the collection. For those who weren't in attendance, here's some pictures to show you what you missed.