Frida & Diego René and Barbarella Diaz, and Lois and Rudy Besarra.
High Museum Board Chair Louise Sams.
Starfish Ball The annual Mardi Gras-themed ball at The St. Regis Atlanta drew 350 patrons into an imaginative scene of the Louisiana Bayous, presented by A Legendary Event. Renowned charity auctioneer CK Swett enabled the 2013 Starfish Ball to raise the highest ever proceeds – $130,000 in 10 minutes – for the nsoro Foundation’s benefit for young people emancipated from foster care.
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Mateo Restrepo and Todd Tautfest.
Opening Party The High Museum of Art held an exclusive preview and reception to celebrate the opening of “Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics, and Painting,” on view through May 12. The High is the only U.S. venue for this exhibit, the largest ever mounted of the combined works of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. The evening was hosted by Louise Sams, chair of the High’s Board of Directors; Michael E. Shapiro; Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, junior director of the High; and the Friends of “Frida & Diego” co-chairs Lois and Rudy Beserra and Barbarella and René Diaz.
Left: Darrell Mays, “Student of the Year” Maranda Usry, Starfish Ball Royalty Queen Bonnie Terwilliger Leadbetter and King Dr. Bob Willis, with graduate nsoro scholar alumnus Mason McFall. Above: AT&T Foundation’s Regional Director Dennis Boyden (right) presented a check for $50,000 to nsoro Foundation founder Darrell Mays and director Cynthia Moreland. Right: Starfish Ball sponsor Patricia Terwilliger of the Terwilliger Family Foundation and her daughter Bonnie Terwilliger Leadbetter.