Exotic locales, community projects

Maryland Scene

April 04, 1999|By Sloane Brown

Guests at the Maryland Institute, College of Art's Artafare didn't have to go far to have dinner in the French countryside, or in a New York cabaret, or in the midst of the Milky Way. Those exotic locales, and seven more, could all be found in the institute's main building.

Mingling in the main court before dinner was an eclectic collection of 470 guests, including Fredye and Adam Gross, event co-chairs; Fred Lazarus, Maryland Institute president; Ann South, the institute's event planner; Doreen Bolger, director of the Baltimore Museum of Art; and Kay MacIntosh, editor of Style magazine.

After the social hour, partygoers headed for their predetermined dinner destinations. Fifty-seven hosts -- among them Walter Gomez, Robin and George Dalsheimer and Mary-Ann and Wally Pinkard -- had transformed 10 rooms into visionary venues such as a Caribbean beach; a hall of fire and room of ice; and a Soho art studio, all with meals inside to match.

The approximately $100,000 raised by Artafare goes to the institute's President's Fund for Community Projects.

Pub Date: 04/04/99

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