Pop Up Party at the Jepson Center

Over 500 people showed up for the South sponsored Pop Up Party at the Telfair Museums’ “Pop Up Party,” to celebrate the installation of world-renowned artist Anne Ferrer’s Hot Pink colossal inflated soft sculpture, which happily hangs in the atrium of the Jepson Center. We launched the Travel and Adventure issue with this festive occasion, which featured blow-up costumes made by the artist and worn Fashion Editor, Ashley Borders and Nathan Saludez. A lecture by the artist was followed by a reception featuring drinks and great food provided by Leoci’s.

            Characters form Old Savannah Tours were decked in full disco attire to help get the diverse crowd dancing to the disco music. The theme celebrated the artist’s influence of the disco era, which was also Andy Warhol’s. The event paid homage to the current In Living Color exhibition, which displays the print works of great American Pop icons such as Andy Warhol, Frank Stella and Louise Bourgeois.

            A makeup booth by Jules – More Than Makeup was on hand to add more glam to the guests who danced, dined and mingled until 9:30 in the evening. The party was a great celebration of Savannah’s art scene that is on a world-class level. We loves mixing art enthusiasts of all ages and levels of accomplishment. Rolling Stone keyboard player, Chuck Leavell and his artist wife, Rose Lane, mixed it up with SCAD students and octogenarians.  Natalie Hendricks of WSAV, our TV Media partner, was on hand to record interviews with Lisa Grove, CEO of Telfair Museums, the Artist Anne Ferrer, and our Editor, Paula Fogarty. The event marked the first time the Jepson Center was a venue for an impromptu Conga Line! Michelle Riley, Director of Marketing and Public Relations said, “That was a first! We all loved it and appreciate our partnership with South magazine.