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2015 Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation Installation
Hosted by the Russian Cultural Garden
April 14, 2015

The Russian Cultural Garden, led by delegates Svetlana Stolyarova and Boris Vinogardsky MD, hosted the annual installation dinner of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation.

Boris Vinogardsky and Svetlana Stolyarova

Boris Vinogardsky and Svetlana Stolyarova


This was a special event as the Federation celebrated 99 years.

Sheila Murphy Crawford

Sheila Murphy Crawford


Executive Board members of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation sang Happy Anniversary and blew out candles on a cake celebrating the 99th birthday of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. Board members from left to right: Debbie Hanson, Sheila Murphy Crawford, George Terbrak, Svetlana Stolyarova, Pierre Bejjani, Anda Cook, Tom Turkaly, Paul Burik, Erika Puussaar, Rich Crepage and Dozia Krislaty.



Sheila Murphy Crawford, President of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation introduced the newest members of the Executive Board at the 2015 Installation Dinner. New Executive Board members Dozia Krislaty, George Terbrak, Svetlana Stolyarova, Carl Ewing, Debbie Hanson, Yvonne Conwell and Dan Hanson took the oath of office from Judge Diane Karpinski.

Swearing in of Cultural Garden officers

Cleveland Russian Cultural Garden Co-Chair Boris Vinogradsky gave a presentation about Russian culture and the involvement of Russians in American culture.

Boris Vinogradsky

Boris Vinogradsky

Chris Ronayne, President of University Circle Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio, spoke at the Cleveland Cultural Garden Federation Installation Dinner celebrating the 99th birthday of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens on April 14, 2015.

Chris Ronayne

Chris Ronayne


He told of the partnership between the Gardens and University Circle and how both organizations are growing and thriving. He also spoke about the Holden Trust.

Sheila Murphy Crawford, President of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation spoke at the annual Garden Executive Board Installation Dinner. She spoke about One World Day and told how the Gardens and the Federation are growing but that we need the youth of the ethnic communities to become more involved since the Gardens will be left to them.

Sheila Murphy Crawford

Sheila Murphy Crawford

Sheila Murphy Crawford, President of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation, introduced the One World Day 2015 Production Team. Producers Ken Kovach and Johnny Wu gave an overview and then team members Dan Hanson, Yin Tang, Asim Datta, Angela Shute Woodson, Emily Holtel-Hoag, Flora Mark and Jennifer Feierabend were introduced.



More of the 2015 One World Day Production Team

Carl Ewing, the delegate for the African American Garden, told that after 37 years there will finally be a groundbreaking for Phase 1 of the African American Garden.

Carl Ewing

Carl Ewing



Cleveland Russian Cultural Garden Co-Chairs Svetlana Stolyarova and Boris Vinogradsky introduced 3 young ladies from the Cleveland Ballet Youth Company who performed a dance from Masquerade at the 99th birthday of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens on April 14, 2015. Cleveland Ballet Youth Company is a classically trained youth ballet group made up of young dancers of exceptional potential. The mission of the Cleveland Ballet Youth Company is to train dancers (ages 14-19) in preparation of fulfilling Cleveland Ballet's core of professional dancers.

Cleveland Ballet Youth Company dancers


See more photos and video of their performance.

Model of the proposed Russian Cultural Garden

Model of the proposed Russian Cultural Garden

Model of the proposed Russian Cultural Garden

Cleveland Cultural Gardens Feederation Board

Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation Board


Cleveland Ballet Youth Company at CCGF Dinner

One World Day 2015 Production Team

Faces in the crowd at CCGF Dinner




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