Naima J. Keith was honored as the 2017 recipient of the David. C. Driskell Prize at the High Museum of Art’s annual Driskell Prize Dinner. The national award celebrates contributions to the field of African American art and art history..
“It Takes a Man” was the theme for the Champions for Change luncheon at the Georgia Aquarium to benefit the Women’s Resource Center to end domestic violence. Luxury Realtor Travis Reed and Harry Norman Realtors were among the event sponsors. Host Jason Carter, former state senator and grandson of President Jimmy Carter, praised the 31-year-old organization for using resources for “truly great things,” including providing shelter, food and a safe haven for families as well as maintaining a crisis hotline. Virginia Brooks and Molly Lane were presented with the 2017 Clarence Seeliger Local Justice Award. Captain Jay Eisner was named the 2017 Champion for Change.
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty celebrated its 10th anniversary with a lively Western-style “Boots & BBQ” party and dazzling fireworks show on the pastoral grounds of Cherokee Country Club. Over 400 guests converged beneath white tents to enjoy sumptuous cuisine and Southern rock. BankSouth Mortgage and Fidelity Bank Mortgage also joined in the salute.
“Moonlight Through the Pines” was the theme of The Nature Conservancy’s 23rd annual Earth Day Celebration to protect Georgia’s forests, waters and coast. Sustainability leaders and conservation philanthropists congregated at The Promenade at Piedmont Park to enjoy a Georgia-based menu by Dennis Dean, music by The Bradley Cole Smith Band, and a silent auction featuring excursions and experiences in nature. Since 1994, the event has raised millions of dollars to support conservation efforts. To learn more, visit nature.org.