- September 19, 2019
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Welcome all to our SEASON OPENING LUNCHEON! We open the fall season with:
Hollywood and Washington D.C. insider, TONI HOLT KRAMER
Complimentary sketches for luncheon guests by portrait artist VESALIUS
L’OCCITANE EN PROVENCE table favors and mini hand massages
11:00AM – Champagne Reception
12:00PM – Buffet Lunch
1:00PM – Introduction of Toni Holt Kramer
TONI HOLT KRAMER
Countless behind the scenes “inside stories” that capture both the glamour of Hollywood and the power of Washington DC populate UNSTOPPABLE ME, Toni Holt Kramer: My Life in the Spotlight.
Intrigued with real life glimpses into the entertainment and political capitals of our country? This fast-paced memoir, written by former Hollywood news reporter and television personality who recants decades of experience from an impeccable memory, is a must read. It is full of never-before-told stories and never-before-shared photos.
Toni Holt Kramer is not new to the spotlight. As a Hollywood insider, Toni has worked with over 3,000 major celebrities including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gary Sinise, George Clooney, Bob Hope, Tom Cruise, Frank Sinatra, Phyllis Diller and Rock Hudson. Her charisma and energy were further evident in the success of her column, “Toni Holt’s Happenings” in Photoplay magazine, that led to her own magazine, “Toni Holt’s Movie Life.”
When Toni addresses us on September 19th at our gala opening luncheon for the Fall season, topics will include:
The two philosophies instilled by her mother, Helen, that have served Toni well on her remarkable path are “If you think it, you can do it” and “Do the right thing.” These guiding principles are likely why she’s had the most remarkable guardian angels by her side and made and kept friends throughout her life.
It has been said that Toni Holt Kramer truly defines the word “Unstoppable.” You’ll concur.
You’ll want to ask her about:
- Why she never carries cash
- Two of her guardian angels, Rock Hudson and Frank Sinatra
- The Copacabana
- The Dick Cavett Show
- Aristotle Onassis
Vesalius’s fascination with contemporary art and art history has influenced his hybrid style, from classical to impressionism to abstract expressionism, complemented by his choice in colors, tones, pigments, and layering. The combined effect creates excitement and brings life to his art. His work has been exhibited at the UNICEF Next Generation Art event in Venice, California in 2016, and Charity Stars online auction in 2016 in support of the Fondazione Theodora Onlus children’s charity. In 2017, he displayed artwork at the Venice Art Crawl in Venice Beach California. He did so for cultural contribution within the local community. In 2018, Vesalius was part of the Aqua Art Miami during Art Basel in December. In the course of Miami Art Week, Super Model and Actor, Tyson Beckford met each other and had the opportunity to obtain a painting from Vesalius. Recently in 2019, Vesalius has painted a portrait for Dennis Graham who is an American musician and actor from Memphis, Tennessee. He is best known for being the Drake’s father. In addition, Vesalius was invited by Kiva, who is one of the original members from the Pussycat Dolls to be part of the Centennial Gala, a tribute to Yvonne Mounsey at the Broad Stage for their silent auction in order to raise funds for the ballet.
Vesalius was raised observing and creating art. He is a self-taught artist who has studied volumes of works from cave paintings to contemporary and has informally studied art abroad, seven countries in total. He feels that understanding key periods in art history are essential for understanding the influences of our current time. His style is continuously being transformed by every single piece that he creates.
Check out some of his work!