Salon 7 : Civitella XXV, March 13th, 2019, celebrated the 25th anniversary of Civitella Ranieri Foundation fellowships with three visual artists -- Jon Kessler (Fellow 2015), Michelle Segre (Fellow 2016), and James Siena (Directors Guest 2011) -- performing as musicians in their respective bands: Younghins, Billygoat, and Tofu.

Billygoat members Michelle Segre and Jennifer Sirey start off the night with panache 

Chatting between sets

Laura Stein cradling Lucky Debellevue's tired head while chewing the fat with Cheryl Donnegan 

James Siena and Katia Santibañez of Tofu mesmerize the audience

Jon Kessler, Drew Bombardi, Jesse Greenberg, and Kyle Wilson of Younghins rock out 

Raise your hand if you have been to Civitella

Dana Prescott, Civatella's charming director, warms the crowd with tales of Civatella's residency in a 15th century Umbrian castle

Mike Ballou, Bruce Pearson and other revelers exchange ideas 

Kerri's welcoming remarks

Civatelli board member Jennifer Dowley, Program Coordinator Molly Lapointe and Senior Associate Marc Mewshaw

Band merch commemorating Civitella and signed by the artists

Cocktails with Cheryl Donegan and Jon Kessler among others 

Mike Ballou color coordinates with friends 

Cheryl Donegan and Emile Clark 

Jo Shane, Kerri and Aura Rosenberg

Phoebe Hoban, Dorothy Spears and Alexis Rockman

Kerri plants one on Erin Goldberger

Civatella's Hope Campbell Gustafson and Dana Prescott

Michelle Segre, Laura Stein and Diana Cooper

Franklin Evans, Mie Yim and Jeannie Weissglass

Merry jesters 

Jon Kessler

Judy Ross, Jennifer Sirey and Kerri

Carmelle Safdie and Aura Rosenberg 

Dana Prescott 

Steve Dibenedetto, Kathy Butterly and Tom Burckhardt

David Reisman and Caroline Blum 

Kerri and Dana 

Photos by Christos Katsiaouni