Yesterday Olga and I (Linda) performed a duo concert at Prestige Care of Edmonds. This was our third and, sad to say, last performance in this warm and friendly rehabilitation facility. They are closing in June because of some issues with the building. We’ve met some wonderful people there and this time was no exception.
The lovely Mrs. Bonifas (pictured here with Daniel, a staff member at Prestige) enthusiastically applauded throughout the show and stayed after to chat with us. She told us that as a girl in Switzerland she played the piano and was surrounded by classical music. She married quite young to the ceramic artist Paul Ami Bonifas (1893-1967) and with him came to the USA in the early 1940’s to escape the political turmoil in Europe. In 1946 they came to Seattle so that Mr. Bonifas could establish the ceramics department at the University of Washington. Mrs. Bonifas helped her husband by preparing and applying the beautiful glazes that he used. You can see an example of his work here: Paul Bonifas French Art Deco
Our Groupon Grassroots campaign has been amazing. We are so grateful to our returning and new supporters and to Groupon Grassroots for providing this service. 100% of the funds raised go to the Salish Sea Players. Groupon Grassroots doesn’t charge a fee and absorbs all credit card costs—pretty amazing. The campaign runs for another 4-1/2 days.
©Linda Melsted salishseaplayers.org 2013