A cosmic twist on the Louisiana swamp set the stage for Prospect.3’s “All Together Now: Miss Vesta’s Swamp Galaxy Gala,” with galactic décor and projections to transport art enthusiasts into an evening of celebration.
Co-Chairs for the Swamp Galaxy party included Beth Lambert, Sara and Paul Costello, Vesta Fort, Vance Thompson and Virginia Lebermann. Acknowledgements were given to Honorary Chair and Prospect New Orleans’ Founding Benefactor Toby Devan Lewis and Prospect New Orleans founder Dan Cameron.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Will Ferrell and his wife Viveca Paulin said a few words at the event. Honorees of the evening were Susan Brennan, Okwui Enwezor, Robert Farris Thompson, Robert Wilson and Dawn DeDeaux. Live entertainment throughout the evening included music by Sunpie and the Louisiana Sun Spots, DJ Soul Sister, Big Sam and his Funky Nation, and a performance by The Pussyfooters dance troupe.
Patrygoers enjoyed custom cocktails by Sorel Liquor and Old Smoky Moonshine, and beer sponsored by 40 Arpent; 1718 Catering, Besh Restaurant Group and 12 Seasons Catering & Event provided hors d’oeuvres, later joined by desserts by Brennan’s, Bywater Bake Sale and Larkins Catering Service.
Decorations included original works of art by DeDeaux, a Swamp Bar designed by John D. Gray and centerpieces by Stray Dog Designs. Loomed NOLA provided gift bags to the over 700 attendees and supporters of Prospect.3.
EVENT AT A GLANCE
What: “All Together Now: Miss Vesta’s Swamp Galaxy Gala,” benefiting Prospect.3
When: Friday, October 24
Where: Contemporary Arts Center