Continuing the Tradition: Art of Caring

Summer Soiree

Canvas and Cocktails

Join us for an enchanting evening. Support The Hickman Resident Assistance Fund. Help us launch The Hickman’s multi-year mural project.

Friday, June 7, 2024 • 6pm to 9pm

Hosted By The Art of Caring Committee

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2024 Art of Caring Committee

  • Nancy Pine, Esq., Co-Chair
  • Crissy Bowden, Co-Chair
  • Toni Kelly, Executive Director
  • Rita Brouwer-Ancher, Director of Advancement
  • Monica Nearey, Development Manager
  • Cathleen Helmuth, Marketing and Events Manager
  • Cathy Helmuth
  • Kathy Adams-House
  • Tina Witek
  • Vivienne Jones
  • Andrea Taylor
  • Gwynne Ormsby

Event Details

Self-pay parking is reserved on the top level of the Chestnut Street Garage at 14 E. Chestnut Street.

Shuttle service is available between The Hickman and the Chestnut Street Garage.

Featured Entertainment

Anthony Della Barba

Specializing in the sounds of Michael Bublé, Frank Sinatra, Country music, classic rock, and more. Anthony Della Barba has been singing from a very young age but has only recently started playing local spots around Philly and the South Jersey area, as well as Resorts Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. Anthony has also performed at different country clubs, tribute shows, and even charity events for Shriners. With his “old soul with a modern twist” performing style, Anthony hopes to share his love for oldies with his audience.

Anthony Della Barba
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Debra A. Feeser

My passion for entertainment started at a young age when I stood on the stage of the iconic Academy of Music in Philadelphia. Awestruck, I performed as a humble peasant girl in the chorus of the famous opera ‘Norma.’

I have played the roles of Broadway musicals’ most endearing characters, such as Oklahoma’s comedic Ado Annie and whimsical Lady Larkin of Once Upon a Mattress, as well as love-struck Linda English in Pal Joey at local theatres.

Presently, I entertain at hundreds of retirement communities in the tri-state area, where all my music genres are enjoyed, including standards, pop, oldies, country, and more. I have a deep & joyful connection with the elderly.

My love for entertaining includes ‘specialty’ performances with “The Johnny Cash Tribute Show” as Country legend June Carter Cash is at venues such as Resorts and Tropicana Casinos, NJ. From country to Broadway, I currently perform as a steady cast member portraying the voice of the incomparable Barbra Streisand in “An Evening with the Legends,” produced by Joe Staffieri. My love for Streisand’s music, spanning over 60 years, has inspired me to pay tribute to this iconic legend as “Debbie sings Streisand.”

Originally a native South Philadelphian, I now reside in Media, PA, with my husband and feisty Chihuahua, Daisy.

Debra A. Feeser

Ready For A Fun Night?

The Hickman is home for our residents, and we are committed to ensuring that no one must leave due to financial reasons. This mission can be challenging as the needs of our residents increase as they age along with the costs and resources required to provide care. This event raises vital funds for The Hickman Resident Assistance Fund.