Call it a preconcert warm-up. Not that fans of R&B; singer Patti LaBelle needed any revving. But a little food and drink at La Tesso Tana restaurant didn't hurt at a reception for opening night of Artscape.
Event co-chairs, AT&T; public policy and public relations director Candi Humphrey and TCI Communications of Baltimore general manager Michael Hewitt, greeted 65 guests who had battled arts festival traffic jams to get there. Partyers gratefully grazed on a buffet of antipasto and pasta, catching up with old friends and making new ones.
Among the festive folks: Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, president; G.I. Johnson, president of NAACP Baltimore City branch; Dave Humphrey, state Department of General Services communications director; Paul Dorf, attorney with Adelberg Rudow Dorf Hendler & Sameth; Sandra Long, Maryland Lottery chief financial officer; George Gilliam, Pennsylvania Avenue Committee chair; John Guerriero, former owner of Continental Foods; Kim Washington, project manager with CA Benton Associates; Marilyn Dean, Anne Arundel County special education teacher; Allen Porter, owner of Porter Remodeling Service; and Anthony Fugett, ASF Systems Inc. president.