Dudamel Brass Honors Fay Chandler at Finding Fay
On Saturday, September 12, several members of the Dudamel Brass Ensemble joined more than 70 arts, cultural and social service organizations all of whom had received support from artist and philanthropist Fay Chandler. All these friends of Fay came together to celebrate her life and legacy by presenting a free family festival inspired by Fay’s creative spirit. The day included art making, dance, music, food and interactive children’s events for every age.
There were performances by Actors Shakespeare, Underground Railway and Nora Theater, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Arts Academy, Conservatory Lab Charter School, Handel and Haydn Society as well as painting and sculpture making, led by students from Mass College of Art, Montserrat College of Art, Boston Arts Academy and Artists for Humanity.
The highpoint of the event was an art giveaway organized by The Art Connection, a non-profit organization begun by Fay Chandler. Conservatory Lab will proudly display “Gateway” (pictured here),a painting created in 2013 by Fay.
“I think you would have to say she has been a pivotal figure in arts philanthropy in this city,” said Paul S. Grogan, president of The Boston Foundation. “Certainly she was one of the most active and generous of donors.”
She gave away more than $1 million annually, spreading donations among more than 200 organizations over the years, including many in areas other than the arts. We are very grateful for the generous support she gave to Conservatory Lab Charter School.