PHILANTHROPY | Decorative Arts Society
Philanthropy Decoratiev Arts Liz Kennedy, Stacey Migliori, Allyson Weinberg, Don and Sandra Ayres
Words by J E N N T H O R N T O N
Dedicated to improving local lives, the Decorative Arts Society’s exquisite springtime soirée expressed the beauty of giving.
Society PHOTOGR APHS: COURTESY OF ANN CHATILLON
ounded in 1995 by Mary Anna Jeppe, the Decorative Arts Society (DARTS) formed to help support nonprofits advocating for women, children and families in Orange County and, in doing so, beauty in all its forms. The organization’s annual Lecture Series is a fundraising bonanza for this mission and features a variety of top-notch talent, from internationally recognized interior designers and architects to curators and art historians. Now in its 24th year, DARTS’ April 8 reception honored renowned Los Angeles architects Brian Tichenor and Raun Thorp, principles of Tichenor & Thorp, prior to their April 9 lecture. Held at a Tichenor & Thorp-designed home in Newport Coast, with a