Kerfuffle! | Chicago High School for the Arts

Kerfuffle!

April 21, 2015, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue

Co-Chairs: Elissa Efroymson, Mirja Haffner and Francia Harrington

Kerfuffle! is ChiArts' annual fundraising event featuring performances and exhibitions by Scholar-Artists from the Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts conservatories at ChiArts . The evening will feature four "Arts Partner All-Stars" representing some of the 76 Chicago arts institutions that partner with ChiArts as well as a reception with a strolling Cabaret Dinner. Proceeds benefit the arts conservatory programs at ChiArts, Chicago's first and only public high school for the arts.

                                    

This year's Arts Partner All-Stars representing ChiArts' five conservatories include: 

Chicago Public Library 

DanceWorks Chicago

Harris Theater for Music and Dance 

Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Hyde Park Art Center 


Event Sponsors:

Top Performing:

David Herro and Jay Franke



Best Supporting: 

John Hart and Carol Prins
Tom and Julie Hurvis
Jim and Kay Mabie
Helen and Sam Zell



 

 

Producers:

Catamaran
Chicago College of Performing Arts
Marge and Lew Collens
Elissa Hamid Efroymson and Adnaan Hamid
Anne and Bill Goldstein
Jack and Sandra Guthman
Marilynn and Ronald Grais
Arthur and Betsy Holden
Alan and Lisa Jagiello
The Jayaraman Family 
Lavin Family Foundation
Sylvia Neil and Dan Fischel
Mr. and Mrs. Russ Strobel

 

Stars: 

Heiji and Brian Black
Leslie Bluhm and David Helfand
Joo and Stephen Boe
Deloitte LLP
Sidney and Sondra Berman Epstein 
Stephen and Lois Eisen
Gensler
Mirja and Ted Haffner
Lewis and Anne Neri Kostiner
John and Mary Raitt
Neal Zucker

 

Event Partners: 

(Print Media Sponsor)

(Online Media Sponsor)

 

Host Committee 

Neal Zucker, Chair
Karim Ahamed
Anjan Asthana and Anu Behari
Monika and Rajeev Bahri
Heiji Choy Black
Lori Gray Faversham 
Linda Johnson Rice
J. Christian Kirtley
Jay Michael
Ken Norgan
Radha Parekh
Trisha Rooney Alden
Melissa Spring and Greg Neidballa
Dori Wilson
Danielle and Marty Zimmerman

 

KERFUFFLE [KER-FUHF-UHL]

1. (NOUN): A COMMOTION OR FUSS

2. (TRANS VERB) TO PUT INTO DISORDER OR DISARRAY; RUFFLE OR DISARRANGE

SYNONYMS: BROUHAHA, HOOPLA, OUTBURST, RUCKUS

[FROM SCOTTISH CURFUFFLE, CARFUFFLE, FROM SCOTTISH GAELIC CAR (TWIST, TURN) + FUFFLE (TO DISARRANGE)]


THE EVENING WILL BE A KERFUFFLE OF DANCE, CREATIVE WRITING, MUSIC, THEATRE, AND VISUAL ARTS FEATURING THE SCHOLAR-ARTISTS OF THE CHICAGO HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS.