Blue Plate Special

Artistic types mark major milestone for Dallas’ most creative hub

Artistic types mark major milestone for Dallas’ most creative hub

Alex Spears, Shad Spears, Jennifer Scripps, Andy Scripps
Alex Spears, Shad Spears, Jennifer Scripps, Andy Scripps Courtesy photo
Gail Sachson, Patricia Meadows
Gail Sachson, Patricia Meadows Courtesy photo
Reid Robinson
Reid Robinson Courtesy photo
Nancy Woolfolk, Todd Hedrick
Nancy Woolfolk, Todd Hedrick Courtesy photo
Catherine Cuellar, Paul Williams, Rosalyn Walker
Catherine Cuellar, Paul Williams, Rosalyn Walker Courtesy photo
Manny Alcala, Chad Bennett, Kelly Munoz, Elliott Munoz
Manny Alcala, Chad Bennett, Kelly Munoz, Elliott Munoz Courtesy photo
Meredith Woolfolk, Miranda Hoff, Susan Hoff
Meredith Woolfolk, Miranda Hoff, Susan Hoff Courtesy photo
Pat Porter, Cheryl Vogel
Pat Porter, Cheryl Vogel Courtesy photo
Sharon Shero
Sharon Shero Courtesy photo
Silent auction crowd
Guests perusing the plates in the silent auction. Courtesy photo
Stacey Rose, Rob Rose
Stacey Rose, Rob Rose Courtesy photo
Alex Spears, Shad Spears, Jennifer Scripps, Andy Scripps
Gail Sachson, Patricia Meadows
Reid Robinson
Nancy Woolfolk, Todd Hedrick
Catherine Cuellar, Paul Williams, Rosalyn Walker
Manny Alcala, Chad Bennett, Kelly Munoz, Elliott Munoz
Meredith Woolfolk, Miranda Hoff, Susan Hoff
Pat Porter, Cheryl Vogel
Sharon Shero
Silent auction crowd
Stacey Rose, Rob Rose

What: Creative Arts Center of Dallas Blue Plate Special 2016

Where: Seven for Parties

The 411: The 2016 edition of the Creative Arts Center of Dallas’ signature fundraiser was made even more, well, special by a milestone anniversary. CAC turns 50 this year, so in addition to the traditional gala activities — cocktails, entertainment, and silent auction featuring hand-painted plates by notable local artists — guests were the first to see the 50th anniversary video that showcases the history and mission of the center. The fundraising tally reached $60,000 to assist CAC in its mission and outreach programming.

For five decades, the Creative Arts Center has helped North Texans discover, develop, and express their creativity. Founded by influential Texas artist Octavio Medellin, CAC’s mission is to give eager thinkers, curious leaders, dormant masters, and seekers a place to explore materials and ideas, getting their hands dirty along the way. CAC now offers up to 500 classes annually — ceramics, clay sculpture, drawing, blown and fused glass, jewelry making, metal sculpture, creative writing — at its campus near downtown Dallas.

Who: CAC board members and chairs Todd C. Hedrick and Nancy Woolfolk, honorary chairs Patricia B. Meadows and Gail Sachson, support chair Lynn ArmstrongAlex and Shad Spears, Jennifer and Andy ScrippsReid Robinson, Catherine Cuellar, Pat Porter, and Cheryl Vogel.