Farewell to a great friend of VCCA

VCCA said goodbye last week to Gabe Silverman, a good friend and ardent supporter. His unexpected death has left us all in shock.

Gabe came to know VCCA through his wife– visual artist, VCCA board member and seven-time VCCA Fellow Karen Shea, and he buoyed us over the years, providing insight and inspiration, helping to arrange venues for fundraisers, and doing what he did best…making connections that made the world a better place.  His creative vision and generosity of spirit will be missed by all of us at VCCA.

The Silverman family has been so much a part of the VCCA family over the years, beginning first with Karen and Gabe and then extending to their daughters: Taije, a poet and four-time VCCA Fellow, and Kia, a past member of VCCA’s Board of Directors.  An endowed Fellowship in Karen Shea Silverman’s memory was established in 2004.

Our hearts go out to the Silverman family and to all whose lives were touched by this amazing man.


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