Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Gala for the Arts: Benefitting Arts in Education

This season began our venture into philanthropy. Tables were adorned with white feather centerpieces that seemed to reach the ceiling and a runway was drawn around the banquet area to showcase Jacquelyn Brook’s new collection.

Our black-tie clad guests arrived intermittently. They were ushered through tables displaying donated pieces from prominent artists of the community and given the chance to place silent bids on them, as well as numerous gift packages. They dined in low, glittering light as models gracefully strolled aside them.

Jacquelyn sent models out adorned like jewels. Her vision showcased feathers fluttering from eyelashes and glittered cheeks. Guests first saw her signature mixed-print causal wear. Then came a stunning collection of ball-gown-esque, floor sweeping dresses that fit right in with the crowd.

It was an intimate setting that GFW has never provided before. Socialites were wined and dined and very few went home empty handed after a successful silent auction. Some toted gigantic pieces out the front door over the pink carpet and others will await winners at Neutral 7.

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