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An Innovative Affair

| March 17, 2015 | Parties

The Party
Art, science and style collided at the Museum of Science and Industry during the 32nd annual Black Creativity gala. The black-tie evening celebrated and supported the Black Creativity program at the museum, which helps motivate youth in the sciences by exploring the culture, heritage and science contributions of African-Americans. In the spirit of the evening, guests browsed the Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition, which featured more than 100 original works of art from African-American artists.

The People
NBC 5 meteorologist Byron Miranda and NBC 5 reporter Michelle Relerford charmed guests with their remarks during the cocktail reception before the Soul Children of Chicago delivered a rousing performance. Later in the evening, The MoFitz Project and DJ Lil’ John kept the dance floor lively.

Best in Show
The museum’s rotunda housed a lavish buffet of six dinner stations themed Around the World. Our favorite? The whimsical nod to Montmartre and the Moulin Rouge at the dessert station, where petit fours, passion fruit creme brulee shooters and Grand Marnier mousse delighted ballgoers’ taste buds. The true highlight, however, was the $500,000 raised for continued Black Creativity programming. –Photos by John Wheeler, Alison Neidt Toonen and J.B. Spector


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