Photography by Jennifer Mestre / The Connector
This year’s annual Scholarship Gala was a hit among Atlanta art and fashion lovers. Doubling in size since its inception in 2008, the fundraising event included a fashion display from donor and honorary event chair, Cornelia Guest; a silent auction of student artwork; cocktails and h’or d’oeuvres from Dennis Dean catering; live entertainment by the band, Kingsized; and artist demonstrations by faculty and students. Gala guests not only enjoyed a fun and fabulous evening, but also raised money for SCAD Atlanta’s scholarship fund. Assistant Director of Media Relations Jennifer Jones said that the event is “a great way to get the word out that SCAD raises money for its students.” The combination of these two endeavors, raising money for SCAD students and creating a stylish event for the Atlanta art community, benefits students as well as the Atlanta art and social scene. Dean Art Malloy asserts that “[the Scholarship Gala] has the potential to become the biggest art event in Atlanta.” Above is a pictorial display of the event.