Recent benefits for Living Arts, 108 Contemporary, AHHA, Oklahoma Project Woman and the Tulsa Botanic Garden
Kristin Mattix, Shane “Shanel” Sterling and Jacqui Prouix
The inaugural Bohemian Ball on Oct. 6 was a progressive “crawl” event that highlighted Tulsa’s musicians, artists, chefs and the free-spirited lovers of each. The celebration of creativity took place at the Hardesty Arts Center, 108 Contemporary and Living Arts of Tulsa, and event proceeds were split equally among the three organizations.
Approximately 330 patrons started the evening with chef-created delicacies, costume booths and entertainment at the Hardesty Arts Center, followed by desserts and photo ops at 108 Contemporary. The revelry continued at Living Arts with a dance party led by afro-beat funk band Count Tutu.
Jen Boyd, exhibition and programs associate at 108 Contemporary, holds an albino reticulated python, one of several exotic animals on loan from Safari’s Sanctuary.
Living Arts was one of three venues for the progressive art crawl event.
Count Tutu ended the evening with live entertainment at Living Arts.
An event patron with Joy and Steve Cluck
The Gypsy Coffee House staff won best table decorations for the dessert portion of the evening.
Candles made by the staff at 108 Contemporary
Pink Ribbon 2016 raised over $400,000 for Oklahoma Project Woman on Oct. 24.
The day began with a luncheon for 75 and informal modeling presented by Abersons at Bin 35 Bistro. The evening event at Southern Hills Country Club featured a cocktail hour, dinner and live auction, followed by a fashion show with runway looks from the Ralph Lauren Collection. More than 200 people attended.
Since 1998, Oklahoma Project Woman Inc. has provided access to breast health care for more than 39,000 uninsured Oklahomans, 600 of whom have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Southern Hills Country Club hosted the dinner and runway show.
Abersons provided lunch catered by Bin 35 Bistro.
The event’s models with Thomas Hein from Ralph Lauren
“Tumbleweeds” were auctioned by rounds for tables.
Steve Aberson and 2017 event chairs Karen and Carlin Connor
Mark Farrow and Ann Farrow, 2016 event chairwoman
Tulsa Botanic Garden’s annual Circle Dinner on Sept. 27 featured the breathtaking backdrop of the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Floral Terraces as guests strolled the garden paths with cocktails. This appreciation dinner for garden donors celebrated the one-year anniversary of the opening of the Tandy Floral Terraces as well as the opening of the Children’s Discovery Garden in May.
The event’s guest speaker was R. William “Bill” Thomas, executive director of the Chanticleer Foundation. Chanticleer is a 48-acre pleasure garden near Philadelphia. The original estate dates to the early 20th century.
The weather was perfect for walking along garden paths.
Garden Deva created the centerpieces, which were decorated with succulents by Garden Trug.
More than 175 supporters of the Tulsa Botanic Garden attended the event on the garden grounds.
Burt Holmes, Mary Lee Townsend and Tom and Sue Bennett
David and Beth White and Joanie and Tom Atkinson