Name: Jessica Freeman Richardson
Spouse: Bryan Richardson
Children: Brayden Richardson
Job: Graphic Designer at the Horace Mann Companies
Your history with the Beaux Arts Ball: My mom and dad have been involved for many years and through them I have been involved my whole life. Last year I started “Art in the Yard” and I also chaired the Lawn Party Auction
Thoughts on this years theme: glamorous, fun, new with old vibe
Future/Opportunity for growth of Ball: Fun, relax night to celebrate the arts
Thoughts on the set and overall feel of the ball and its events: Glam
Why is the Ball important?: The Art Association of Jacksonville for years has kept Jacksonville’s art scene alive. This fundraiser helps keep that going.
What has been the most fun for you this year?: Coming up with the theme and making it not the traditional ball.
Needs? Opportunities?: People to come.
Name: Amy Jackson
Spouse: Ed Jackson
Children: Molly, Gracie, and Ben
Your history with the Beaux Arts Ball: Senior Maid in 1986. Children have all participated. Chaired various committees for the Ball. Member of The Art Association Board of Directors.
Thoughts on this years theme: glamorous
Future/Opportunity for growth of Ball: The Ball should be a fun and accessible event for the whole community.
Thoughts on the set and overall feel of the ball and its events: Art Deco Glam with a splash of Gatsby mischief
Why is the Ball important?: Provides the major source of revenue for The Art Association and allows The Art Association to provide free exhibits open to the public throughout the year.
What has been the most fun for you this year?: Working with Jessica and Kyla Hurt our set designer
Needs? Opportunities?: We want people to get excited and be ready to “pop the cork!”