PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
light rain could not dampen the spirits of the 390 guests who attended
Jubilation!, Trinity's inaugural fundraising dinner to benefit the
Trinity Fund on Friday, October 1. Guests enjoyed a taste of what the future
holds for Trinity's theatre and art programs at the event, held in the
grand ballroom of the DoubleTree Hotel in Alsip.
Led by President Emeritus
Ken Bootsma, who served as the master of ceremonies, the program featured
a mini-version of "Guys and Dolls," directed by communication arts professor
Dr. Teresa TerHaar; the performance included current students, alumni,
and a faculty member.
was very proud of the performance and excited to see the audience respond
so well to it," TerHaar said. "The cast worked incredibly hard, and the
musical brought together the talents of Trinity students, staff, and alumni.
That kind of collaboration is the essence of theatre.
"Trinity is in a great position
to expand its theatre program, and I sense a tremendous enthusiasm for
the potential we have. We will be able to offer more fantastic productions
like 'Guys and Dolls' when we get the Art and Communication Center."
chairman John Bakker introduced a visual arts presentation that featured
his work for the Chicago Police Department as well as interviews with several
art alumni who are pursuing graduate degrees or working as designers and
artists. Several former and current Trinity students provided music for
the evening. The jazz band played two selections; board chairman Cal Tameling'72
and his wife, Marcy ex'69, sang with their son, Jesse '04; the Jubilation!
quartet - Patrick Baker '04, Chris Cayari '03, Curt De Graff '02, and Evan
Vander Zee '03 - sang a gospel medley; and Michelle Rozenboom Podewell
'94 and Teresa Rozenboom Kinnear '00 performed a piano duet, "Rhapsody
Gifts and pledges from Jubilation!
totaled $78,500 in revenue for the Trinity Fund.