Saturday, May 12: The NOCCA Institute’s annual ART&SOUL gala, sponsored by the James P. Raymond Jr. Foundation

The James P. Raymond Jr. Foundation invites you to ART&SOUL, a benefit for The NOCCA Institute! This year’s event will be held on Saturday, May 12 at NOCCA’s Chevron Forum, in New Orleans’ historic Faubourg Marigny.

Scroll down to learn more about this year’s outstanding entertainment, food, and auction–then click here to purchase your tickets or donate to the auction today!


ART&SOUL PATRON PARTY, 6pm-7pm

  • Entertainment by Jesse McBride Presents The Next Generation!
  • Performances by NOCCA’s Jazz, Musical Theatre, Creative Writing, and Visual Arts students!
  • Champagne and sweet treats served by the Merry Antoinettes!
  • The kick-off of our silent auction!
  • Get glammed up for the party at the Elektra Cosmetics Glitter Bar!

ART&SOUL GALA & PRESS STREET BLOCK PARTY, 7pm-10pm

  • Big Sam’s Funky Nation plus NOCCA Alumni Allstar Guests!
  • The one and only Big Freedia!
  • A Mother’s Day bazaar, with last-minute gifts for amazing moms!

DELECTABLE EDIBLES ALL NIGHT LONG FROM…

Atchafalaya Restaurant, Bacchanal Wine, bao & noodle, Bellegarde Bakery, Boucherie, Brigtsen’s, Cavan, Cochon, Chew Rouge, The Company Burger, Congregation Coffee Roasters, Dooky Chase’s Restaurant, Greek Girls Rice Pudding, LRG Jello Shots, Marcello’s Restaurant & Wine Bar, Napoleon House, NOLA Restaurant, NOCCA Culinary Students, Pizza Delicious, Pralines by Jean, Restaurant August, Swamp Pop, Swiss Confectionery, Taceaux Loceaux, The Station Coffee and Bakery, and more!

OUTSTANDING AUCTION ITEMS…

Including beautiful artwork, vacations, staycations, restaurant packages, and even a print of our ART&SOUL cover piece, These Are Times by Ayo Scott! (P.S. Want to donate to the ART&SOUL auction? Just use this form: https://501auctions.com/nocca/itemdonor)


OUR AMAZING SPONSORS (AS OF 3/20/18)…

ART&SOUL TITLE SPONSOR
The James P. Raymond Jr. Foundation

GALA SPONSOR
Arlene & Joseph Meraux Charitable Foundation

BRONZE SPONSORS
The Candies Family
Gregory Holt & Lucy Burnett
Patrick Family Foundation
Ruth’s Chris Steak House

PRODUCTION SERVICES
Solomon Group

MEDIA SPONSOR
The New Orleans Advocate

VARIETY SHOW SPONSORS
Chevron
Nicole & John Regan III
Joyce Schenewerk

AUCTION SPONSOR
Whitney Hancock

STARRING ROLE SPONSORS
Ajax Holdings
EZ Parker
Gulf Coast Bank
IBERIABANK
The Jaffe Family
MCC Real Estate Group
Rotary Club of the Westbank
The Solomon Family
Tom & Mary-Kate Tews Fund
Pam & Warner Williams

PEARL SPONSOR
Louisiana Seafood Association

CHORUS LINE SPONSORS
The Berger & Tiller Families
Milly & George Denegre
Dwyer, Cambre & Suffern
Kabacoff Foundation
Wilfred M. Kullman Jr.
Renee & Rusty Levy (Levy & Associates)
Sally Perry & Oley Sassone
RPM Associates
Lisa & Rob Sanders
Madalyn & Robert Schenk
David Schulingkamp
Sarah Newell Usdin & Tommy Usdin
Michelle & Kyle Wedberg


ART&SOUL COMMITTEE

Shanekah Johnson (Vocal Music, ‘01), co-chair
Nicole M. Regan, co-chair
Sharyn Booker
Anne Candies
Lauren Cason
Marcela Correa (Visual Arts, ‘06)
Bill Fagaly
Mamie Gasperecz
Rebecca Greaney
Kevin Hubbard
Rachel Jeandron (Theatre, ‘07)
Kyu Kim
Meredith King (Theatre, ‘01)
Jennifer Lee (Theater, ‘97)
Matthew Lemonier (Jazz, ‘16)
Benjamin Maddocks (Theatre, ‘02)
Jessica Marasco (Theatre, ‘00)
Melissa Marley
Aria Mason (Theatre, ‘00)
Ash McCord (Creative Writing, ‘10)
Cree Merriman-Jourdain (Music, ‘99)
Sharon Meyer
Sarah Stickney Murphy (Vocal Music, ‘02)
Paige Patriarca
Boo Randle
Caleb Roberts
Joyce Schenewerk
Celeste Schexnaydre
Laura Sillars
Rachel Stickney
Midori Tajiri
Claire Thriffiley

 

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