Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s “Magnolia Ball”

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art hosted the eighth annual “Magnolia Ball” on Saturday, June 12. The event celebrated the exhibition “Outside In, Improvisations of Space: The Ceramic Work of MaPó Kinnord,” which brought together works from throughout Kinnord’s career to illustrate her practice in clay.

Patrons safely experienced art, live music, DJs, entertainers, an online silent auction, food vouchers from local restaurants, cocktails and more in a socially distanced, masked program that offered timed ticket options.

Entertainment for the evening included live painting by Becky Fos, live painting by Ellen Langford, live nail set painting by M.A.D. Nails and performances by the 610 Stompers. Musical entertainment included DJ Heelturn, DJ Jess, DJ RQ Away and the People Museum Band.

The online silent auction featured more than 90 regional artists and businesses, including Artemis Antippas, French Truck Coffee, Richard McCabe, Whitson Ramsey, Saint Claude Social Club, The Sazerac House and Katie Dumestre Yaquinto. Bidding opened on June 5, and the silent auction was on view at Ogden Museum from May 29 through June 13. In a collaborative effort to support both the museum and the community, silent auction artists and businesses received a portion of final sales.

Prior to the ball, the “Kickoff Party” took place on Saturday, May 15, at the studio of New Orleans artist William Monaghan, and featured live music and drinks.

Chairing the 2021 “Magnolia Ball” were Shannon Moon, Matthew Moreland, Meghan Parson, Patrick Welsh, Sharonda Williams and Justin Woods.

“Magnolia Ball” was supported by The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate; New Orleans Magazine | St. Charles Avenue magazine; Eclectic Home; The Helis Foundation; Susan & Ralph Brennan; Holly & Geoffrey Snodgrass; Charles D. Urstadt & David Bernard; and the William Monaghan Studio.

Event At A Glance

What: “Magnolia Ball,” benefiting Ogden Museum of Southern Art

When: Saturday, June 12

Where: Ogden Museum of Southern Art 

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Chairs Meghan Parson, Patrick Welsh, Sharonda Williams and Justin Woods

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Shannon Barnes and Eric Mund 

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Cat Wilkinson, Claire Wilkinson, Melissa Kenyon and Capri Guarisco

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Bettina Bausa and Grace Connors 

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C.J. Prieto and Arlenne Retana

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Skylar Blankley and Laura Guinn

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