Tutmania returns! 95 years ago, Howard Carter unearthed the tomb of one of Egypt’s now most famous pharaohs, King Tutankhamun, in November 1922. The Art Deco Society of Virginia played homage to Egyptomania at the gorgeous Bolling Haxall House in Richmond, Virginia with a lavish affair for their 5th Annual Jazz Age Preservation Ball. Charleston dance lessons from Andy and Rita set the mood, and EmCee Harry Kollatz Jr. kept the program rolling along. Exquisitely dressed guests took the celebrations to new heights, imbibing cocktails and tasty morsels as they danced and frolicked to the sounds of Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society band, and performers from Richmond's Host of Sparrows thrilled us all.
The Virginia Art Deco Mapping Project, the benefactor of this event and its silent auction, will ultimately allow the ADSVA to monitor the current and future preservation needs of every Art Deco structure in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The creation of an online (and printable) map of them will allow residents and visitors to learn about and enjoy the beauty and history of our Art Deco marvels.
For more information about the Art Deco Society of Virginia, and its upcoming events that you won't want to miss, please visit the ArtDecoVA.org
. For those who participated in the specially-priced portrait sessions, your ticket entitles you to a download of one image from your session - please contact me so I may email it to you. Additional downloads and/or prints can be purchased.