Daniel Price, and up-and-coming artist and New Orleans native, was killed in San Francisco on December 19, 2003. A graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School and NOCCA, Louisiana’s only public arts conservatory for high school students, Daniel was a talented artist whose work can be seen all around New Orleans. As a way to make some good of this terrible tragedy, the Price family created the Daniel Price Memorial Fund for Aspiring Artists. In keeping with Daniel’s passions for art and music, the fund provides scholarships for outstanding visual arts and music students at NOCCA. This year, the event raised more than $53,000.
The Price family, Kathy and Dr. Steve Price, hosted the event at the House of Blues, which was decked in holiday décor – poinsettias and all.
A Patron Party featured entertainment by musical legends Irma Thomas and John Boutte. Guests were treated to a holiday buffet catered by the House of Blues with sweet treats created by NOCCA’s culinary arts department.
The gala featured musical performances by Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers, Water Seed, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ivan Neville & Friends, James Andrews, Trombone Shorty & Friends.
Patrons perusing the auction items could bid on original artwork by former Daniel Price Award recipients.
Event at a Glance
What: “Home for the Holidays: An Evening of Music and Art,”benefiting the Daniel Price Memorial Fund for Aspiring Artists
and The NOCCA Institute
When: Friday, December 21, 2018
Where: House of Blues
Christopher and Madeline Price with Carol and Steve Venturatos
Oley Sassone and Sally Perry with Boo and Clayton Randle