2016 ART&SOUL Gala

Terrance Osborne, 'The Wine Connoisseur' for ART&SOUL 2016This year’s ART&SOUL Gala was co-chaired by NOCCA alumni, Celeste Marshall and Calvin Johnson Jr., and they brought the ART and the SOUL! Themed “Home Is Where The Art Is,” the focus was on what makes NOCCA so special: its students, staff and alumni. The event took place in Press Street Station, 5 Press Gallery and Solomon Family Hall in the Chevron Forum, and it was the first time it was hosted on a Saturday night. It was also the first-ever Twilight Party, sponsored by the Patrick Family Foundation, which attracted many alumni and younger supporters.

Lighting and effects were provided by Solomon Group; invitation artwork was by Terrance Osborne; and entertainment featured alumni, including Calvin Johnson Jr., Roxie le Rouge, Sweet Crude and Big Sam’s Funky Nation. NOCCA jazz students performed during the Patron Party, sponsored by the Arlene & Joseph Meraux Charitable Foundation, while Visual Arts students drew improv portraits and Creative Writing students penned poems on the spot. The gala was catered by Press Street Station, NOCCA’s Culinary Arts Department, and two dozen revered local restaurants and chefs. It was a truly art-filled night that fed stomachs and hearts alike.

PATRON PARTY SPONSOR
Arlene & Joseph Meraux Charitable Foundation

TWILIGHT PARTY SPONSOR
Patrick Family Foundation

PRODUCTION SERVICES
Solomon Group

MEDIA SPONSOR
The New Orleans Advocate

ENTERTAINMENT SPONSORS
The Candies Family
Tom and Mary-Kate Tews Fund
WDSU

AUCTION SPONSORS
First NBC
David Schulingkamp

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Calvin Johnson Jr.
Celeste Marshall
Joyce Schenewerk

TOP BILLING
IBERIABANK
James P. Raymond, Jr. Foundation
Lupin Foundation
Rice Mill Lofts and via Latrobe
The Solomon Family
Hugh Uhalt
Warner M. Williams, LLC

STARRING ROLES
Abri Design + Development & Ajax Holdings
Marion & Pepper Bright
Chevron
Global Staffing Solutions
Terence & Henri Hall
Joseph Jaeger Jr.
Liskow & Lewis
Gregory Morey & Scott James
Westbank Rotary Club

SHOW STOPPERS
Adams and Reese LLP
The Berger and Tiller Families
Milly & George Denegre Jr.
Elie Khoury/KFK Group
Kirschman Foundation for Health & Education
Mathes Brierre Architects
Sheriff Newell Normand
Postlethwaite & Netterville
Nicole Miller Regan
Enola & Joey Richard

CHORUS LINE
Bellus Construction LLC & Anytime Fitness-Harvey
Dr. & Mrs. Ted Bloch III
Burk Brokerage Real Estate
Elite Healthcare
The Germer Family
Janel & Eric Gray
Wilfred M. Kullman Jr.
Robert LeBlanc
Charles C. LeBourgeois Jr.
Melissa & Kevin Levine
Renee & Rusty Levy
Pamela Halter Lupin
Karen & Bobby Major Jr.
Michael Mancuso
Debbie & Steve Marx
Penny B. Okrepki
Joey Richard
Mr. & Mrs. David Rubenstein
Liz & Poco Sloss
Dwyer, Cambre & Suffern
The Historic New Orleans Collection
The Van Vrancken Family
A.J. Ward Jr.
Mindy & Wesley Whitfield
Whitney Bank
Laura & John Williams
Brent Wood

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