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Meeting at Jewish Community Center - Freedom Dance Exhibit

Posted on Saturday April 30, 2005 by Steven Fischer

Today Craig, Edward, and I met with Claudine Davison, Assistant Director of Arts and Culture at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore. (Craig teaches an art class there, as has Edward in the past. In fact, I believe it’s where the two of them first met. In that respect, the JCC is sacred ground.)

We sat in the board room around a long, polished table and introduced Claudine to “Freedom Dance”. We talked a long time about building a supportive relationship with the JCC. In fact, Claudine offered to host an exhibit early next year of the original art work Edward is producing for “Freedom Dance”. A show like that, we’re hoping, will draw a lot of attention to the project and to the Hilbert’s story. The meeting left us all excited and inspired by the possibilities of where the exhibit could lead.

Small world: as we were wrapping up the meeting, Claudine (whom I’d just met that day) looked to me and said that her daughter was telling her about me.


Yes. Her name’s Diane Davison.

No way! Diane is an accomplished and enjoyable entertainment attorney in town. Her fun-loving approach to everyday living is exemplary. Just look around her office at the collection of PEZ dispensers, vintage toys, and autographed picture of Jon “Bowzer” Bauman (Sha-Na-Na!). In fact, for a while in the 1990s, Diane was my attorney.

Later, as Craig and I talked on the phone recapping the day’s success, he brought up with some interest the fact that Claudine’s daughter knew of me. Yes, I said, Diane’s a great attorney … gee, I haven’t seen her since the premiere screening of Joe’s movie last year (“Franky’s Heaven,” by mutual friend Joe O’Ferrell.) She was involved in that movie.

She’s THAT Diane Craig blurted. (He had been the effect animator on “Franky’s Heaven”.) Oh, my, this really is a small town!

Until next time…
~Steven Fischer

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