Tonight: Party like it’s derby

Well, almost.  I have a feeling if I showed up in my gigantic pink hat and have one too many Lilys I may stick out like a sore thumb.  So we’ll treat this party like a warm-up.  After all it is the very first Derby celebration of the year: the 32nd Annual Poster Premiere Party!

The official poster of the 2011 Kentucky Derby, by Sarah Lynn Richards

Who is the talented artist in 2012? Why it’s Andre’ Foreman! About the artist:

A Louisville native, is a full-time artist with studio space at the Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center. He is a self-taught visual artist and sculptor, with an emphasis in oil and watercolor painting. A showing of Foreman’s work — “Ode to Woman: The Poetics of Movement”–was shown at the Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center.

I can’t wait to see the 2012 design!  If you’re downtown around 5:30 pm, join me at the Henry Clay Building for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction.  There is a free gift for the first 1,000 people.  Tickets are $25 at the door. Cheers to a fantastic derby season and all the culinary goodness it brings.

Update- Here is the official 2012 poster:

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