2022 Beaux Arts Ball

2022 Beaux Arts Ball

Special to The Source

Four young women and men are preparing to participate in the 2022 Beaux Arts Ball, “Sapphire Soirée,” on Saturday, April 23, as senior maids and gentlemen. The 65th annual fundraiser for The Art Association of Jacksonville is a derivative of the traditional debutante ball in which young men and ladies are formally presented to society. As is tradition, the senior maid will perform a full bow to the floor after being presented by her father or escort.

This year’s senior maid and gentlemen include:

Myles Alexander

Parents: Stephanie Davidsmeyer Alexander, Jacksonville; Trent Alexander, New Berlin

School: Jacksonville High School

Zachary Allen Mays

Parents: Allen and Janean Mays, Jacksonville

Grandparents: Joyce Linson and the late James F. Linson, Jacksonville; Sandra Mays and the late Allen Mays, Sr., Jacksonville

School: Jacksonville High School

Braden Robert Cors

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Brad and Sarah Cors, Jacksonville

Grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Bill and Sandra Cors, Jacksonville; Mrs. Sandy Bordenkircher and the late John Bordenkircher, Jacksonville

School: Routt Catholic High School

Sophie Homolka

Parents: Karen and Dale Homolka, Jacksonville

Grandparents: Juel Homolka and the late Dennis Homolka, Sun City, Arizona; The late Nancy and Cameron Kruse, Mendota Heights, Minnesota

School: December 2021 graduate of Jacksonville High School

The Beaux Arts Ball serves as the primary fundraiser for The Art Association of Jacksonville, with proceeds used to promote art appreciation and education for all ages at the David Strawn Art Gallery, as well as provide means for upkeep and beautification of the gallery itself.

Patron and general tickets will be available at Annie Merner Chapel prior to the Beaux Arts Ball on Saturday, April 23, where the coronation will begin at 7 p.m. Patron tickets are $40.00 and include admission to the coronation, reception and dance, while general tickets are $10.00 and include the coronation and reception. An interpreter will be available at the coronation for persons who are dead or hard of hearing, and handicap seating will be available. Call the Strawn Art Gallery office at 217-243-9390 for more information.

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