ArtRocks! rolled right along at the Lava Lounge and artHouse (the former Chart House restaurant). At this annual benefit exhibition and auction for Maryland Art Place, arty partyers first admired and acquired the work of 100 mid-Atlantic-area artists. Then, it was time to nosh, mosh and boogie down at the disco.
Spotted among the throng of 300: Suzi Cordish, MAP board president; Jack Rasmussen, executive director; Amy Elias and Chuck Nabit, event chairs; Greg Barnhill, honorary chair; Jennifer Vitale, Lisa Barnhill, Sharon Nevins, Barbara Kornblatt and Molly Shattuck, event committee members; Costas Grimaldis, director of C. Grimaldis Gallery; John Shin, CEO of Web-on-Site Inc.; and Kimball Byron, a US Airways pilot.
ArtRocks! raised $150,000 for MAP programs supporting local art and artists.