Clayworks throws an arty party



October 09, 2005|By SLOANE BROWN

CELEBRATING ART WAS IN the air at Baltimore Clayworks' Silver Anniversary Gala at the American Visionary Art Museum. Art was also on the walls and the silent auction tables and on some of the people themselves.

Dr. Julia McMillan looked particularly fetching in her lime and turquoise beaded gypsy skirt. Susie and John Smith clustered with Sabina and Joe Sherman in another colorful clique. Artist extraordinaire Joyce J. Scott greeted the 425 guests at the door. Later at dinner, she and partner Larraine Whittlesey would entertain the gathering.

"Who would've thought?!" exclaimed Clayworks founder and executive director Deborah Bedwell. "I never could've imagined that a group of nine sculptors and potters -- stuck together with clay -- would emerge 25 years later celebrating with 425 people who'd want to come to our party!"



Benefits Walters Art Museum. 6 p.m. at the museum. Tickets $350. Call 410-547-9000, Ext. 212

FOR THE RECORD - In Today's Modern Life section, the wrong date is given for the "Palace of Wonders" gala at the Walters Art Museum. It will be held Oct. 15.
The Sun regrets the error.

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