Cocktails for KID smART

Presented by Regions Bank

Date  |  October 29th, 2020
Event Chairs  | Jill & Minor Pipes
Location  |  Zoom

Let KID smART deliver the pieces you’ll need to create a festive evening in the comfort of your home. We’ll put together a gift bag that includes small bites and bubbles from Martin Wine & Spirits and cocktails from Sazerac House, and the supplies for a creative art activity – all in addition to the limited edition giclée(s) that have become a hallmark of the event. We’ll broadcast a short program over Zoom on October 29th that includes a house tour, a peek into the KID smART program, and live drop-ins with some of our nearest and dearest.  You’re welcome to enjoy these elements at home, or in small group gatherings – whatever is most comfortable for you. We can’t wait to see you on Zoom and look forward to (fingers crossed) partying in person in 2021.

Featured Artist: Hunt Slonem

Hunt Slonem tends to embrace the ephemeral beauty of nature, a characteristic that brings a nurturing, spiritual effect to his creations. Throughout his extensive career as an artist, Slonem has favored the subject of exotic birds, rabbits, and butterflies. Lately, his compositions have consisted of flat spaces with simple forms pushed to the front of the picture plane. The artist creates forms with expressive and highly textural brushstrokes that are full of intense color, invoking joy and surprise in the viewer.

A 16” x 16” limited edition giclee of Slonem’s “Silver Line,“ signed and numbered by the artist, is offered to sponsors and select patrons. The 32” x 36” original painting will also be available for online auction in the week leading up to the event.

Featured Emerging Artist: Jessica Strahan

Being born and raised in New Orleans has been an endless source of inspiration for Jessica Strahan. The city’s rich culture, distinct landmarks, and colorful (and tragic) history all shine through the worlds created in her paintings. Known in the art world as “jhand,” her work aims to capture all that makes New Orleans special: the flavor, the essence, the jazz, the originality.

A 16” x 16” limited edition giclee of Strahan’s “Untitled,” signed and numbered by the artist, is offered to sponsors and patrons. 

Presenting Sponsor

Critical Thinking Sponsors

Azby Fund

Collaboration Sponsors

aos

Susu and Andrew Stall

Zemurray Foundation

Joyful Engagement Sponsors

Susan and Jimmy Gundlach
Blainey Kern and Tracey Moore
Elly and Merritt Lane
Sheldon Lykes
Primary Eye Care
Susan and Chuck Schadt
Robyn and Andrew Schwarz
Glynn Stephens, Jr. and Vincent Saia
Sarah and Patrick Vance

Patrons

Krystal Hardy Allen
Mallory and Ben Avin
Alicia Bendana
Elizabeth A. Boh
Vivian Cahn
Toryah Cameron
Tony and Bobby DiLeo
Karen Oser Edmunds
Allison and George Freeman
Ragan and Dino Gankendorff

Elise Gallinot Goldman and Matthew Goldman
Philip J. Gunn and Jeanne M. Turner
Michael Harold and Quinn Peeper
Andrea and Jeffrey Huseman
Susan Hutchinson
IBERIABANK/First Horizon
Martine Chaisson Linares and Juan Linares
James Logan
Amanda and Don Massey
Monique L. McCleskey

Katie and Stephen Miles
Octavia Art Gallery
Erika and Jude Olinger
Alvertha and Austin E. Penny, Jr.
Felicia Rabito and Bill Ellison
Carol and Tom Reese
Katherine and William Rogers
Mary Martin and Richard Roth
Ryan Gootee General Contractors, LLC
Claude and Mimi Moyse Schlesinger

Lisa Puckett Sinders
Dodie Spencer Smith
Olga and John Spivey
Jim Swanson
Heather and Christopher Teske
Allison and Ben Tiller
Kara Van de Carr and Daryl Byrd
Jeanette and Jeffrey Weiland
Kate and John Werner
Angela Herbert White

For information about sponsorship and patron levels, click here or contact Ann DeLorenzo at ann@kidsmart.org or 504-940-1994.

Event Committee:

Krystal Hardy Allen
Kristin Beckman and Chip Crafton
Jenny and John Charpentier
Suzie and Tom Daly
Suzanne and Steve Dumez
Stephanie and Ludovico Feoli
Ashley and Tim Francis
Cassie and Joe Giarrusso
Michael Harold and Quinn Peeper
Jessie and Beau Haynes
Gretchen and Peter Howard
Janet and Scott Howard
Stephanie Goliwas Huger
Andrea and Jeffrey Huseman
E. Lee Jahncke and Jason Mead
Elly and Merritt Lane
Martine Chaisson Linares and Juan Linares
Katie and Stephen Miles
Leigh and Robby Moss
James A. Mounger
Erika and Jude Olinger
Alvertha and Austin E. Penny, Jr.
Carter and Claiborne Perrilliat
Felicia Rabito and Bill Ellison
Adele and Graham Ralston
Chris Ralston
Carol and Tom Reese
Caroline Robert
Mary Martin and Richard Roth
Virginia and John Rowan
Claude and Mimi Moyse Schlesinger
Christa and Matt Schwartz
Robyn and Andrew Schwarz
Olga and John Spivey
Susu and Andrew Stall
Jim Swanson
Kara Van de Carr and Daryl Byrd
Jeanette and Jeffrey Weiland
Kate and John Werner

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