Summering in Style

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the University of New Orleans celebrate eight years of “Sippin’ in Seersucker.”
Steven Hronek
Judges Tony Lamanna and Trixie Minx

The eighth annual “Sippin’ in Seersucker” party took place on Friday, May 18, at the Shops at Canal Place. More than 700 guests were in attendance dressed in seersucker of all shades.

The benefit for the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the University of New Orleans encouraged all to don seersucker as a prelude to the summer season. The evening’s entertainment kicked off with the Michael Watson quartet and was followed by Los Hombres Calientes, featuring Irvin Mayfield and Bill Summers.

A seersucker contest added fun to the evening, with burlesque queen Trixie Minx and two-time seersucker ensemble winner Tony Lamanna acting as judges. Jane Lowentritt was honored with the inaugural Legacy Award. Presented by the Kohlmeyer Circle, the young art and cultural patron group that supports the mission of the Ogden Museum, the Legacy Award honors a person in the New Orleans community who has made major contributions to the artistic and cultural landscape.

Light food came compliments of 18 local restaurants. Drinks included many summer favorites, compliments of Buffalo Trace Distillery. Six packages featuring beauty, entertainment, shopping, wine (one of which included 41 bottles), Kohlmeyer Circle Art and “Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown,” were raffled. Hapsel donated a men’s seersucker suit for the live auction, and tables were topped with seersucker tablecloths decorated by floral arrangements of multicolored irises.


Event at a Glance
What: Eighth annual “Sippin’ in Seersucker,” benefiting the Ogden Museum of Southern Art
When: Friday, May 18
Where: The Shops at Canal Place