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LOVE in the Garden Presented by Hancock Whitney

Fri, September 23rd, 2022 at 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

You’re Invited to

Love in the Garden
In Honor of Sydney J. Besthoff III
Presented by Hancock Whitney

Friday, September 23
Patron Party | 7 pm
Garden Party | 8–11 pm

Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden

2022 LOVE Co-Chairs
Sarah and Marshall Hevron | Taylor and Martin Pospisil

NVC Chair
Rebecca Friedman

For the first time since 2019, LOVE guests were able to gather in the Besthoff Sculpture Garden and celebrate NOMA with the city’s most exciting outdoor party. This year’s event featured the best of New Orleans art, culture, music, and cuisine. Funds raised during LOVE in the Garden provide critical support to NOMA’s exhibitions, programs, and educational initiatives all year round.

For more information about LOVE in the Garden, please email love@noma.org or call 504.658.4121.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor


Walda Besthoff


J. Edgar Monroe Foundation
Preservation Hall and The Jaffe Family
Permele and Garner Robinson
Jane and Rodney Steiner


Eileen and Joseph Devall
Katherine and Tony Gelderman
Katie and Gray Stream
Lele and Brent Wood


Gail and Nick Asprodites Krewe of Goddesses & Krewe of Spank Rose Wellness
Ellen and Mac Ball Ray Lagasse Donna and Benjamin Rosen
Cathy and Morris Bart Martha and John Landrum Pam and Bill Ryan and Family
Bayou Tree Service Sally and Jay Lapeyre Julia and Bo Sanders
Valerie A. Besthoff Beth and Austin Lavin Lisa and David Schlakman
Pamela Buckman Lee Ledbetter and Associates Mimi Moyse Schlesinger and Claude Schlesinger
Dr. Laura Finn and Nigel Campbell Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Lupo Robyn and Andrew Schwarz
Crescent Sound & Light Sheldon Lykes Tod and Kenya Smith
Sally Duplantier Family Diana and Chip Mann Susu and Andrew Stall
Julie and Ted George Jennifer and Todd Marshall Pamela and Robert Steeg
Jennifer and Fred Heebe Dr. Robert and Beverly Matheney Stone Pigman Walther Wittman LLC
The Helis Foundation Kay McArdle Janis van Meerveld and Charles Cerise
Sarah and Marshall Hevron Elizabeth and Willy Monaghan VGP Project Management
Miriam Hollar and Thomas Schulingkamp Mullin Lynda and Irving Warshauer
Anne Kock Geoffrey Philabaum and Jacob Anderson Zemurray Foundation
James Kock Susanne and David Purvis


Sara Arguello Caroline and Jeff Good Kathleen Mix
Laura M. Avery Melissa and Bruce Gordon Monarch Technology
Damicenda Behlar Becky and Warren Gottsegen Barbara and Biff Motley
Mary Beth Benjamin Neely and Steve Griffith Robin O’Bannon and Richard Bertram
Dr. and Mrs. Ted Bloch Sonia Gupta Terry and John Olivier
Elizabeth A. Boh Claudio Hemb Monique Owumi and Nicole Saulny
Dina and Micah Bradley Ray Hotstream and Sylvia Savoie Katie Paternostro Realtor, RE/MAX LIVING
Vivian and Richard Cahn Luis Infante & Marjorie Cordero Marilyn Pelias, MD and Will Kirchheimer
Jean F. Caillouet, CPA Dr. Chelsea V. James Dr.’s Richard and Lisa Robbins
Christine Carlomagno Sara and David Kelso Natalie Robinson
Pennie and Earl Carr Lana Konrad and Belle Chasse Marine Transportation Steven Rogers and Brigitte DeSpanie-Rogers
Gretchen and Edgar Chase Dr. and Mrs. Kevin Krane Melanie Sheen and David Tucker
Sheila and Hugh Collins Labyrinthe Design Group Liz and Poco Sloss
Marcia Davila Lagniappe Counseling Bruce Smith and Kathie Waters
Melissa H. Dovie Sarah and Adam Laurie Christopher Speer and Olivia Pritchard
Dr. Amanda Singleton Eymard Steve and Katy Lim Carol Short
Bart and Cherise Farris Luminous Events of New Orleans, LLC Suzanne and Bob Thomas
Donna D. Flowers Dreda and Conor Lutkewitte Diane and Hughes Walmsley
Rene J.L. Fransen and Edward C. Bonin Match Made in NOLA Vanessa G. Whipple
Rebecca Friedman and Aran Toshav Dr. Robert and Beverly Matheney David and Ann Williams
Ana Ester Gershanik Aylett and Matt Mazzarell Jonathan and Laura Wilt
Dr. Michael & Erin Wolfe


Alaina and J.G. Albertine
Erin Anderson and Abu Thomas
Chelsey Antonio
Mary and Don Baird
Ms. Barbara A. Ballard
Mary Becnel
Mr. E. Benjamin
Ms. Terese Bennett
Joseph and Donna Bonney
Mr. Calvin Boyer
Allie and Duncan Brown
Jerry and Florence Brown
Mary Ann Brown
James and Tanya Busenlener
Steven and Borislava Callan
Mr. Thomas Campbell
Donald Canavier
Michael Carey
Jerry and Darleen Carlisle
Joseph and Dianne Caverly
Hugh and Sheila Collins
Joel M. Daste
Marcia Davila and Louis Cucinotta
Michelle Delery
Mr. Irvin T. Diemer II
John Dixon and Alice St. Germain-Jefferson
Margo and Clancy DuBos
Colson Eileen
Ms. Sheila R. Fenton
Bethany and Steven Friedman
Mrs. Joni A. Friedmann
Helen Glancy and Peter Meisner
Michele and Jeffrey Goldfarb
Mrs. Nicole Sistrunk Greagoff
Elizabeth and David Grimes
Daniel and Klara Hammer
Ms. Anna Hart
Phoebe Hathorn
Redell Hearn and Charri Schairer
John and Donna Howland
Ms. Samantha Jacob
Steven and Joan Jacob
Ms. Cheryl Jarrell
Jon Jelenko and Dawn Sokol
Jane Johnson and David Marcello
Ms. Beverly Katz
Neal and Suzanne Kling
Ms. Kathy Kornman
Gene and Mary Koss
Susan Lawrenz and Dennis Potts
Jim and Lee Leming
Ms. Celeste Marshall
Rayne Martin and Ed Diaz
Thomas May
Eileen Minahan and Matt Petersen
Miss Mary Kathryn Mitchell
Nancy Moragas
Michael Moreman and Josh Gurvitz
Denise and Paul Morse
Janel Mumme and Phil Gioia
Sarah Neal
Mallory and Marcos Noriega
Nathaniel Novak and Rebecca Cooper
Elizabeth Penn
Ms. Lisa Maria Pickering
Ms. Mischa Claire Pickering
Nga and Patrick Quinlan
Jason Richards and Jennie Cannon West
Cynthia Rittenberg
Leon Rittenberg
Richard G Robbins
Ms. Blanca G Saenz
Ms. Kathryn Schneider
Mrs. Constance King Tiel
Jane and Chris Schramel
Joseph and Thelma Schwertz
Sheila Schwertz
Designs by Natasha
Stephen and Katherine Sherrill
Ashley St.Martin
Tish Steib and Mary Weiland
Julie and Lorraine Steigner
Dr. David L Toups
Trip and Josephine Trepagnier
Dr. Jason Turner
Mrs. Germaine Vorhoff
Christina and Tom Wallbillich
Luke West
Scott and Gretchen Wheaton
Mrs. Danielle Winfield
Ellen and Marc Yellin

LOVE Committee

Kimberly Allen Carroll Gelderman and Emory Zimmer Kay McArdle
Kim Barnett Elizabeth Grimes Kathleen Mix
Julian and Charlene Baudier Karen Gundlach Geoffrey Philabaum
Mary Beth Benjamin Jessie Scott Haynes Douglas Plymale, J.D., Ph.D.
Miranda and Paul Celestre Liz Hefler Elizabeth Ryan
Laura and Jeff Clayman Ann Heslin Mimi Schlesinger
Kathy Cooke Anne Kock Melanie Sheen
Blaire and Hartley Crunk Beth and Austin Lavin Carol Short
Jack Normandie Holly and Landon Loomis Ashleigh Tuozzolo
Melissa Dovie Dreda and Conor Lutkewitte Karen Villavaso
Ann Duffy and John Skinner Celeste Marshall Diane Walmsley
Katherine Duncan Cammie Mayer Melissa and Bryant York
Rebecca Friedman Aylett and Matt Mazzarell

Media Sponsors


Special Thanks

The Court of Two Sisters
Galatoire’s Restaurant
Jennifer O’Blenis, U.S. Bartenders’ Guild
The Steak Knife

Entertainment by the Bucktown All-Stars

Established in 1992, The Bucktown All-Stars are a brass-driven New Orleans party band specializing in 1960s classic R&B and soul, ’70s funk and New Orleans jams. Multi-year winner of Gambit’s Readers Poll in “Best Band That Doesn’t Fit Any Of These Categories” and ten-time winner of the prestigious Offbeat Magazine Best of the Beat Awards, the horn-powered All-Stars’ New Orleans shows are legendary in the Crescent City. Raspy vocals, rollicking piano, and a corrupt horn section fuel an unorthodox mix of second line funk and Motown soul.

Participating Restaurants

Arnaud’s Restaurant

Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

Southern Candymakers

Aunt Sally’s Pralines

Frey Smoked Meat Co.

The Station Coffee Shop and Bakery

The Blue Crab Restaurant and Oyster Bar

Larder Gourmet Market + Eatery

St. James Cheese Company

Café Degas

Lula Restaurant Distillery

Swiss Confectionery

Café NOMA and Ralph Brennan
Catering at NOMA


The Vintage

Crescent City Brewhouse

Nothing Bundt Cakes – Metairie

Chef Bryon Peck, Elizabeth’s Restaurant

Silk Road

Seventh Annual LOVE Cocktail Challenge Sponsored By

Featuring 5 craft cocktails from the city’s most creative bartending talents.
Each bartender will create a unique drink inspired by a variation of LOVE.


Erika Flowers | Turning Tables – WINNER OF BEST IN SHOW & FAN FAVORITE

Jeri Guilford | Turning Tables

Jeremiah Simmons | U.S. Bartenders’ Guild

Nate Usrey | Barman’s Fund

Desi Villarreal | U.S. Bartenders’ Guild



Fri, September 23rd, 2022
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden
1 Collins Diboll Circle
New Orleans , LA 70124