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Artclectic Kickoff

Artclectic KickoffA kickoff for Artclectic, a benefit for University School’s (USN) Endowment Fund for Innovative Teaching, was held at Oz.

Proceeds from the event are earmarked for the Artclectic Endowment Fund for Innovative Teaching. Artclectic chairs are Carrington Fox, Kelly Linton and Arnita Ozgener and co-chairs are Kobie Pretorius, Ginger Sands and Cameron Simmons.

As USN is celebrating it’s 100th anniversary this year, the patrons party theme is The Party of the Century. Decor will be a retro industrial look and Ozgener showed sketches and photographs of her designs for the gallery space.

For the past 17 years, more than 50 emerging and established artists, chosen by a panel of expert jurors, have gathered for University School of Nashville Association’s signature event.

The event schedule is: Patron’s Party, October 23; Past Chairs Luncheon, October 24; Community Party: Friday, October 24; POPclectic, October 26; and Family Fun Day, October 26.

Kickoff guests included: Caroline Shockley, Anne Westfall, Tim Ozgener, Laura Coverstone, Angie Howard, Jen Maloy, McLean Barbieri, Kelley Ellis, Sunny Becks-Crumpton, David Crumpton, Debra Alberts, Allison Duke, and Susie Ries.




Eve of Janus

Eve of JanusThe Eve of Janus Ball was held this year at the Country Music Hall of Fame, where everyone enjoyed a seated dinner, presentation of the Signs of the Times and Marshals, and music by the Atlanta Allstars at the black tie event.

Eve of Janus2The Signs of the Times are outstanding young women who are selected to be honored during the presentation at the Eve of Janus Ball. While this tradition was a constant for 34 years, in 2003 young men began to be honored as well. The young men, known as Marshals, escort the Signs during the presentation.

Eve of Janus General Chairmen were Anna Jirikovec Norton and Laurie Brothers Seabury. Honorary Chairman was Howard Katzenstein, MD, and Junior Honorary Chairman was J. Carlton Smith, III.

Katzenstein conducts exciting research on drug development for pediatric sarcomas and, in particular, Ewing’s sarcoma, which is partially funded by Eve of Janus proceeds.



Henniger/Longmire Dinner Party

Henniger/Longmire Dinner PartyA dinner party was held at the home of Beth and David Scott in honor of Natalie Henninger and Wade Longmire, who will wed on New Year’s Eve 2014.

The event was hosted by family friends of the Longmires, including: Beth and David Scott, Jan and Gary Overton, Laura and Charlie Niewold, Joan and Rusty Benton, Julie and Judd Peak, Ginna and Tom Corts, Teresa and Mike Marcetti, Cindy and Larry Webb of Atlanta, Carol Scott, Melanie and David Baker, and Anna and Rick Jacques.

Catered by Mary Whitehead, the party’s menu offered orzo with grilled vegetables, pork tenderloin, grilled asparagus, chicken tenders, blue cheese biscuits, and an assortment of homemade pastries. The Scott’s pool area looked gorgeous surrounded by arrangements of blue and white hydrangeas with yellow daisies  atop blue and yellow tablecloths

Guests included: Jane Reynolds, Kimberly McDaniel, Madison, Beth and Lisa Longmire, Robert McDaniel, Sylvia and Doug Bradbury, Will Overton, Libby Greenberg, Clark Benton, Sara Andrews, Steve and Jan Henninger, Karin Scott, Andrew Scott, Cody Fisher, Sue and Bob Fisher, Josh and Katie Ward, Shelley Tortorigi, and Gina Clark.



Agape Animal Rescue Glitter & Glam

Agape Animal Rescue Glitter & GlamAgape Animal Rescue held its sixth annual fundraising event, Glitter & Glam, at the Hutton Hotel.
In celebration of Agape’s 10th anniversary, Glitter & Glam held a fashion show featuring the cast of TNT’s Private Lives of Nashville Wives.

Co-chair Cassie Chapman, a veteran Glitter & Glam model and Nashville Wives cast member, invited the other wives to join her on the runway. Tanya Willis was also a co-chair.

Mrs. Tennessee, Lauren Wallace, was a surprise guest at the party.

This year’s featured designer, Glitz Nashville, sent some of their fancy frocks down the Glitter & Glam runway.

Agape Animal Rescue Glitter & Glam2In addition to a night of fashion and wine and hors d’ouevres, there were silent and live auctions offering: a Gibson Guitar signed by the cast of Nashville, a week in a beach house in Seacrest, Florida, ten feet of pearls from Platinum Jewelers, two tickets for the 2015 CMT Awards and a swag bag, a New Year’s Eve package with a room at the Omni Nashville Hotel, dinner at Etch Restaurant and a bottle of Dom Perignon, a three-night stay in Orlando plus Disney Park Hopper passes, a catered dinner from Dining by Design, dinner for ten with Gary and Cassie Chapman, Dolly Parton autographed jeans, and gift cards to Husk Restaurant, Jackson’s Bar and Bistro, Mack and Kate’s, Mad Donna’s, Mellow Mushroom, Miles Auto Spa, Bound’ry, Canvas on Demand, The Southern, and Wild Cow Vegetarian Restaurant.

Also up for bid were special items for pets, including a package at The Farm at Natchez Trace, boy and girl doggie’s wardrobes from Come Sit Stay, and much more.
For more information about Agape Animal Rescue, call 615-406-7799, or visit