Dallas Deltas “Zoomed” to Charlotte, NC for our Fall Fiesta on October 13 to enjoy a spotlight tour of Sozo Gallery guided by gallery owner and Tri Delta sister Hannah Blanton (College of Charleston). While viewing the works currently featured in the gallery, attendees enjoyed fresh margaritas and queso from Dallas pandemic entrepreneurial venture Ritas & Queso. Blanton also treated guests to interviews with two of Sozo’s featured artists, Ed Nash of Nashville and Antonius Roberts of The Bahamas. Nash’s works express his belief in “finding beauty with imperfections.” During his interview, he shared that, “Art is a wound turned into light.”
Our evening concluded with a raffle for an exquisite Kintsugi bowl from Sozo’s collection. Dallas native and recently published author Rebecca Winn (SMU), attending her first Dallas Deltas event, won the item. The Kintsugi technique, in which a work is created, broken, and then pieced back together using gold, illustrates Blanton’s philosophy from overcoming a life-changing illness that, “with brokenness comes strength.” Blanton expressed her hope – personally meaningful to Winn – that the piece would serve as a reminder that good things also will come in 2020.
In keeping with fall event tradition, Blanton graciously agreed to donate a portion of gallery purchases by any Dallas Deltas to Cookies & Castles benefiting Scottish Rite Hospital for Children! Thank you to fiesta attendees who made purchases at the conclusion of the program. Sozo’s donation offer stands: visit sozogallery.net to explore whether a new work of art might enhance your home or be the perfect gift while benefiting Cookies & Castles.
Thank you to Hannah Blanton for sharing her gallery and to the Dallas Tri Delta Alumnae for underwriting the evening’s raffle prize and a generous portion of refreshment costs. Expect Fall Fiesta attendees to add an in-person visit to Sozo in Charlotte and perhaps Hillside House in The Bahamas to their future itineraries!