Cocktails and Conservation – November 5, 2020


It was a one-of-a-kind celebration for a one-of-a-kind Pittsburgh art treasure!!

Thanks to everyone on “stage” and in the audience. We enjoyed sharing the evening with you.

Enjoy the evening again or watch it for the first time. A link to the Cocktail Hour programming is available below. The Main Program recording is coming soon!

We hope you’ll share it with others!

The Art of Social Justice Art Auction continues through November 19th! Click on the image below to view and bid on the offerings of local art and artists!!

6PM – CLICK HERE to view the Cocktail Hour Program

Recorded commentary, performances and more by actors, artists, writers, singers, poets, storytellers, musicians and community change-makers from around the corner and across the pond including David Bennett, Oreen Cohen, David Conrad, Demareus Cooper, Wali Jamal, Jason Kendall, Charlie McCollester, Elena Pavlova, RaMa, Anna Singer, Mike Stout, Alisha Wormsley

7PM — CLICK HERE to view the “Live” Program

Hosted by: Tonia Caruso & Rossilynne Skena Culgan

Reflections: Franjo Bertovic, David Conrad (letters from Father Zagar), Heidi Granic, Zaheen Hussain, Zeljko Jergan, Marija Krpan, Peter Reder, Steve Rukavina, Mark Rylance, Rick Sebak & Mike Stivoric

Performances: David Bennett, cello; Demareus Cooper, mezzo soprano; Casey Deely, voice; Robert Frankenberry, keyboard accompanist; Jason Kendall, voice, keyboards; Elena Pavlova, bayan; Stari Drugovi

Panelists and Program Contributors

      • Anna Doering, Managing Director, Vanka Murals – Panelist
      • Matthew Falcone, President, Vanka Murals Board of Directors
      • Rikke Foulke, Foulke Fine Art Conservation & ACE Conservators – Panelist
      • Marya Halderman, granddaughter of Maxo Vanka]
      • Rob Long, Clear Story
      • Chris Michaels, Clear Story – Panelist


Stari Drugovi

CLICK HERE for Program Credits