VÉRITÉ to Headline 2015 Emerging Artists Concert

This Saturday, local artist Jon Kaplan and indie pop singer VÉRITÉ will take to the Bear’s Den in Willard Straight Hall for free performances, marking the 15th annual concert the WSH Student Union Board of Directors has held to honor art enthusiast Lauren Pickard ’90. The Emerging Artists Concert Series remembers Pickard, who was an active WSH Student Union Board member, as a dedicated supporter of emerging local and student artists, according to Kristen Crasto ’17, public affairs director for the board. She said Pickard often helped to host coffeehouses showcasing artists to the Cornell community. After Pickard died suddenly from a seizure while living in Paris, the Student Union Board launched the concert series in her memory. Each year, members of the board propose and choose performers they believe will best serve the mission of the series, according to Crasto.