Peter Wurzberger and Maureen Brooks with honoree Elaine Asarch and husband Richard Asarch, M.D. Photos by Stevie and Debbie Crecilius for Civic Center Conservancy
Civic Center Gala Chairs Liane and Robert Clasen and Cindy and Jack Parsons welcomed a sell-out crowd to the fifth annual gala at the McNichols Civic Center building with multi-tiered entertainment and catering by Occasions starting in the entry plaza and graduating to the third floor.
The gala supports the nonprofit Civic Center Conservancy’s free public programming aimed at elevating and sustaining Civic Center Park as a vibrant and iconic cultural and community hub. Elaine Asarch, who founded the Civic Center Conservancy 13 years ago and formerly served as chair, was presented with a commissioned art piece by local artist/architect Adam Ambro to commemorate the annual award in her name.
The gala’s “Opening Doors to the City” theme was chosen because of the new public art installation by Miko Iwasaki at the entrance of the McNichols building. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock was on hand and Gov. John Hickenlooper sent a video message.
Chris Frampton is Civic Center Conservancy’s board chair.
Robyn Loup, Elaine Asarch and Vicki Pepper
Sunny Brownstein and Gail Berliner
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