LAMAR UNIVERSITY will celebrate “Renaissance of the Arts” March 29 when the Friends of the Arts present Le Grand Bal, a gala evening of art, fine dining, dancing and entertainment. The black-tie event honors business and civic leaders Gay and Bill Scott for their contributions to Lamar University, the community and the arts. Le Grand Bal, now in its 34th year, is the major annual fund-raiser that benefits the College of Fine Arts and Communication.
Beverly and Carl Parker are chairing the 2008 event. Activities include a reception and silent art auction from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Dishman Art Museum , with a gourmet buffet, dancing and entertainment from 8 p.m. to midnight in the Montagne Center .
Guests will dance to the music of Beaumont ’s Night & Day Orchestra, under the direction of Wayne Dyess, and the Eclipse Band of Houston.
Tickets are $150 per person or $300 per couple, with underwriting opportunities available at levels ranging from $750 to $10,000. For additional information or reservations, call the Lamar University College of Fine Arts and Communication, (409) 880-8137.
Dr. Russ Schultz, Dean, College of Fine Arts and Communication, (409) 880-8137;
Beverly and Carl Parker, Chairs, (409) 724-0337 or 749-0895
Publicity: Louise Wood, (409) 880-8415;
Donna Rae Wisor, (409) 880-x2154;