In anticipation of the 81st Beaux Arts Ball (themed “Celebration des Arts”), the Springfield Art Association will host its Royal Court Reception on Friday, June 8, 2012, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. This reception, held at the Edwards Place Historic Home (700 North 4th Street), will introduce this year’s King, Queen, and Court of the “Celebration des Arts” Ball to members of the Springfield Art Association and the community. Queen Kelsi Cline Frost and King Daniel E. Farmer will preside over the November evening’s festivities.
Kelsi is the daughter of Thomas E. Frost and Julie McCracken Davis. She is a junior at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, majoring in Dance and Psychology. She is a classical violinist, sings opera in six languages, and has danced in the Springfield Ballet Company. She enjoys spending time exploring art galleries and particularly admires the work of Monet and Degas. Kelsi understands the funding challenges facing art organizations and is thrilled to represent the families of the Springfield Art Association this year.
Daniel is the son of Terry and Sandy Farmer. He is a junior at Saint Louis University, majoring in Leadership and Change Management. He has completed internships at Southwind Park, Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County, St. Louis Sports Commission, and the Chicago Fire Major League Soccer organization. His favorite moments at the Springfield Art Association are from his participation in Summer Art Camp as a child. Daniel is honored to have the opportunity to support the Springfield Art Association through the Beaux Arts Ball. Art has always been an important part of Daniel’s life and he is excited to give back to the community that has given him so much.
The 81st Beaux Arts Ball will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2012, at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Springfield. This elegant event honors the families and volunteers who generously support the SAA with their time, talent and financial resources. The Ball is one of the Springfield Art Association’s main fund raisers. The proceeds from this event help serve more than 98,000 people in Sangamon County and surrounding communities with high quality art outreach programs, classes and camps. In addition to educational programming and multiple art studios, the Springfield Art Association is home to the Gallery of Art, the Michael Victor II Art Library and the 177 year old Edwards Place Historic Home. For more information, visit the Springfield Art Association website at www.springfieldart.org.