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Black and White Party features vintage idea, youthful appeal
Black and White Party features vintage idea, youthful appeal

The storms of winter 2010 shut down roads, cancelled classes, closed up shops and nearly ended a signature Baltimore event before it started. On a cold January night, organizers of the Pratt Contemporaries' inaugural Black and White Party watched the uncertain forecast and the falling snow, worried that the conditions were going to keep guests away from their humble celebration. Yet several inches of snow — usually a kiss of death for the winter-wary in Maryland — did not prevent 200 or so people from attending. This year, the party has a waiting list more than three weeks out, an expected attendance of 650 and a national-brand sponsor (CoverGirl). "It makes me...

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