The Women’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association is roaring. The Roaring 1920s, that is. The guild’s major annual fundraiser for the Opera Association will be the “Great Gatsby” Opera Ball and will be held, not in West Egg, but at the Roosevelt New Orleans on Saturday, April 10. The ball will benefit area opera productions as well as education for school children statewide.
The event will feature artwork from prominent New Orleans artist Charles H. Reinike III, who created a special piece to be featured as the cover of the event’s invitation. He is also donating the original artwork for a live auction to be auctioneered by local news anchor Angela Hill. The Artist Unveiling Party will be held on March 7 from 6-9 p.m. at a private home in Metairie Club Gardens.
Guild President Gloria Darlak, honorees Mr. and Mrs. Murray Valene, and event co-chairs Jude Swenson, Yvonne Coe, Jeanne Charlebois and Holli Ensz are proud to present a night full of flappers and fun, all for the benefit of a great cause – the preservation and education of opera in our area. The Women’s Guild New Orleans Opera Association is dedicated to maintaining this integral part of New Orleanian culture and history.
Henry Shane is also proud to present, in addition to his Art Deco automobile, a 1936 Auburn Boatail Speedster that
will be on display during the Ball in the Roosevelt Ballroom.
For more information or to purchase tickets to the ball, patron party or to the artist unveiling party, call 529-2278.