The U.S.S. Intrepid was launched in Norfolk in 1943 and saw extensive World War II service in the Pacific. Intrepid has the distinction of being the most attacked U.S. vessel by the Japanese, having absorbed 1 torpedo hit in addition to being struck by bomb-laden Kamikazes 5 times.
Continuously modernized in the 1950’s and 60’s, Intrepid specialized in Anti-Submarine Warfare in addition to serving three tours of duty off the coast of Vietnam before finally being retired in 1974.
The critical year in John Sanden’s personal history was 1969 — the year he decided to leave the Midwest and a long career in Christian art, and try his hand at New York City and the world of portrait painting. Within months of arriving in New York, he was appointed to the teaching faculty of the Art Students League, had become affiliated with the city’s principal portrait brokerage, Portraits, Incorporated, and had established a nationwide portrait clientele of the famous, wealthy and influential.
Sanden thereupon launched into an ambitious teaching career. He founded The Portrait Institute in 1974 and began touring the nation, teaching his ideas and techniques to thousands, who came out to hear him in classes as large as seven hundred at a time. Those who could not come in person studied through one of the national correspondence instructional programs, which he created. In 1979, Sanden launched the National Portrait Seminar, which grew to be the largest art seminar program in America. An annual lecture series at the Art Students League was presented to standing-room-only audiences there for twenty-three years.
John Sanden is the author of four books on portraiture: Painting the Head in Oil (Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 1976); Successful Portrait Painting (Watson-Guptill, 1981); Portraits From Life (North Light Books, Cincinnati, 1999); and The Portraits of John Howard Sanden (Madison Square Press, New York, 2001). With all of these demands on his time, he has managed to complete more than five hundred portraits of prominent figures in American public, professional and business life. His client list reads like a Who’s Who of American education and industry.
At 1,756 acres, Devil’s Den is The Nature Conservancy’s largest preserve in Connecticut. It is located in Weston about 6 miles north of Merritt Parkway exit 42.
We are using the Rain date — Friday, June 6, 10:00 am.
Hike will be approx. 3.5 miles
Optional lunch afterward at Red Barn.
This Songsters’ performance marks the end of the year for the DMA. They are a bunch of stout-hearted senior men who enjoy performing a selection of Barbershop Harmony, Broadway, and Spiritual songs.
Concert will start at 11 am.
Arranged by Bob Smith.
Standing L to R Tom Reifenheiser, David Kniffin, Pete Kenyon
Seated L to R Sandy MacDonald, Dave Mordy, David Mace, Ed Mulock, Bill Close
Meeting at the Darien Library
José A. Rasco, Chief Investment Strategist at HSBC Private Bank Americas, speaks about issues confronting his organization.
Rasco has served the financial community for over 25 years. He is a member of the HSBC Global Investment Committee, and a member with voting rights on the Investment Strategy Committee.
Prior to joining HSBC, he was a senior investment strategist at Merrill Lynch, working directly with the chief investment strategist, as well as the global economic and strategy teams, to create investment and asset allocation strategies. In addition to conducting extensive research on global thematic investing, and socially responsible products and portfolio strategies, Rasco has advised on the investment of billions of dollars in funds and structured products across the entertainment, media, technology, healthcare, commodities, manufacturing and defense sectors.