GALA’s busy summer social calendar began on July 15th as we visited the High Museum of Art for Jazz Night at the High. GALA was joined by other Emory affinity groups, so there was a large Emory presence at the event. Mellow swing melodies from Joe Gransden’s band filled the airy Robinson Atrium to the delight of the well-heeled audience.
After signing in and seeking refreshments, groups were taken on tours of the current exhibits at the High. Emory Board Member and Professor Julia Emmons was on hand to act as docent to the Rise of Sneaker Culture exhibit. Dr. Emmons special expertise was evident as she is a former Director of the Atlanta Track Club,. Another popular exhibit was the art of Vik Muniz, a Brazilian-American artist. His art is presented in mix media that includes a theme when viewed at a distance, and then sets of related themes that emerge as the view approaches. This exhibit challenges your senses.
On Thursday, August 11th, GALA visited Moe’s & Joe’s Tavern on Highland Avenue in Virginia-Highlands. Beginning at 6:00 PM, the cocktail hour was complete with great snacks and 25 thirsty GALA members and guests. Reluctantly, the party ended at 8:00 PM. For many of us, returning to Moe’s was a sweet dose of nostalgia, having spent more than a few hours at Moe’s during our Emory years.
Coming up on September 24th is our annual Blue Jean Brunch Fundraiser during Homecoming at Emory. The Blue Jean Brunch is our premier social event of the year. Please join us to celebrate Homecoming as part of our Emory GALA Family! You can register here.