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April, 13 2013 - Project Education South Sudan Hosts 4th Biennial Arts + Artifacts

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ArtHaus Gallery hosts and owners Michael Gadlin, left, and Aliki McCain with PESS Executive Director and founder Carol Francis-Rinehart and Richard Rinehart (co-founders of PESS) A rare and very valuable Dinka beaded corset made of thousands of tiny beads--a symbol of wealth and status in Sudan Jim Broyles and event coordinator Katherine Burley PESS staff member Alex Sheldon, left, and Lauren Birge
Byron Stewart and emcee and supporter Tamara Banks ArtHaus Gallery hosts and owners Michael Gadlin, left, and Aliki McCain; Tamara Banks, PESS Executive Director and founder Carol and Richard Rinehart Jennifer Dempsey with her son Henry Some of the beautiful artwork up for auction
PESS Executive Director and founder Carol Rinehart and Panther Kuol--a Lost Boy and past board member of PESS Stilt walkers welcome attendees--Amanda Ellison and Andy Dungan Ann Jesse, left, chats with Bev Booth Zenzal Carr, left, with Teri Appel and Regina Chilton Parris
Janey Skeer, left, Jeff Kleiner and ArtHaus Gallery co-owner Aliki McCain (happy birthday!) Lawrence James, left, artist Melshunn James and Robin James Joe Rogers, left, Hilima Yates, Tyrone and Elizabeth Braxton Tyrone Braxton, left, Panther Kuol, Bee Harris, PESS Executive Director and founder Carol Rinehart and Tamara Banks
Ann Squibb and Moni Monismith Sally Bell, left, Bob and Marilyn Lynn, Gordon Appel and Robin McDougal Rosemary Rafferty, left, and Lauren Hansen Robin McDougal and Ray Stranske, board chair
Kristy Melodia, left, and Debra Nielson Bobbie and Dana Hughes Artist Peggy Larson, left, Bill Fuller, Marcia and John Frew Bob Severson and Lorie Freeman
Bol Abiar chats with Marilyn Lynn Paula Hanson, left, Bol Abiar, Bob Lynn and Dennis Hein Teri and Gordon Appel, left, with Lost Boy Jacob Lueth Tamara Banks, left, Bol Abiar, his sister Ayor Abiar and Bee Harris
Josh Olsen and Jennifer Jones Maureen and Joseph Poli, left, with Ray and Marilyn Stranske Richard Rinehart, left, chats with Trise and David Ruskay Arts and Artifacts founder Judith Babcock, left, Lew Babcock, and Honorary Chairs Trish and Ralph Nagel
Susan and Jim Broyles with Bol Abiar, center Mary Ellen Watson, left, chats with Lisa Adams Skyler and Carolyn Webb, left, with Heather Jackson Linda Hoffman, left, Roxanne Segredo, Tina Hansen and Melanie Mills
Sina March, left, artist Mo Ishii and Rosemary Rafferty Khanh Lee, left, and Margie Hanson of Colorado State Bank and Trust Former board member Mary Shippy, left, Akeer Deng and PESS Executive Director and founder Carol Rinehart--they met in 2009 when Akeer was having her baby in a hut Jeff Kleiner, left, Barry Rose, artist Paula Romero Schmitt and David Schmitt
Celebrity bartenders Tyrone Braxton, left, and Kevin Clarke Lost Boy John Mael and Jennifer Gueddiche of the African Community Center, who helped John come to America in 2001. Susan Broyles, left, Maureen and Joseph Poli and board member Awilda Marquez PESS Executive Director and founder Carol Rinehart admires some artwork with "Mama" Abuol, mother of Bol Abiar and Daniel Majok Gai
Judith Babcock, left, Trish Nagel and PESS Executive Director and founder Carol Rinehart Monika Angelo with her son Moses Artist Nancy Johnson and Brian Johnson Melanie Mills, left, Lost Boys David and Jacob and Tina Hansen
Rich Rinehart, left, chats with Rob Adams of Milestone Group Beautiful artwork up for auction--proceeds go to fund schools in South Sudan Lee Ann Huntington and Bol Abiar Neil Toribara, left, Panther Kuol and Bol Abiar
Artist Ella Maria Ray and her son Ben Andwela Ray Ralph Nagel, left, Ayor Abiar, "Mama" Aboul, Bol Abiar and Trish Nagel. Ralph and Trish fund the salary of Daniel Majok Gai, who is Bol and Ayor's brother and currently the executive director on site of the PESS South Sudan project Aliki McCain and Michael Gadlin, owners of ArtHaus Gallery, welcome everyone Emcee Tamara Banks talks about the PESS project and her own experiences traveling to Sudan
Mama Aboul watches proudly as the program unfolds Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan, now successful in America, perform a traditional Sudanese dance for attendees Joe Rogers is greeted by Bol Abiar PESS Executive Director and founder Carol Rinehart and Tamara Banks on stage
Bol Abiar listens as PESS Executive Director and founder Carol Rinehart reflects on the past few years Ralph and Trish Nagel, honorary chairs, take the stage with Bol Abiar and PESS Executive Director and founder Carol Rinehart Ralph and Trish Nagel, left, receive thanks from Bol Abiar and PESS Executive Director and founder Carol Rinehart Rick Watson, left, and Rob Adams of Milestone Group on stage with Bol Abiar and PESS Executive Director and founder Carol Rinehart
Rick Watson and Rob Adams of Milestone Group receive thanks for their support of PESS Peggy Jenkins of Colorado State Bank & Trust, left, receiving thanks on stage from Bol Abiar and PESS Executive Director and founder Carol Rinehart Aliki McCain, left, and Michael Gadlin, owners of ArtHaus Gallery, receive thanks for hosting the reception at their ArtHaus Gallery, 3343 Larimer Artists Darrell Anderson, left, Lee Anne Auerhan and Donzell McDonald
Zenzal Carr, left, Mary and Bob Howry and Reggie Moore      
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