2023 Marquee Ball: Creature Feature! Creative Alliance

2023 Marquee Ball: Creature Feature! Creative Alliance

What does it take to channel your fashion fantasies, to break away from that LBD and that dress-up suit and tie? Is an emergency session with your shrink in order? Or perhaps self analysis done over that 3 a.m. ice cream crunch? Apparently, it’s the clarion call of the Creative Alliance’s Marquee Ball. On hiatus for the last three years, it came back with a roaring flourish last Saturday night at The Creative Alliance at The Patterson. A sold-out event, guests dove into the opportunity to access their inner creatures.  

Black crows that rival Poe’s Raven nestled in spikey hair, marvelous masks hid alter egos, wild wigs, extraordinary makeup and costumes transformed one and all. And let’s not forget Dracula and the fangs – a favorite. As wine was quaffed, and hors d’oeuvres nibbled, one wondered was that blood or catsup that drizzled from Dracula’s lip? A bite was in order as Dracula responded to a wanting vamp’s come-hither look. But one thing was certain. A beastly good time was had by all! 

Photos & Text by Sascha Wolhandler

Pictured (LtoR) David Hess; Gregory Smith, Creative Alliance executive director; and Sally Hess
Pictured (LtoR) David Tomasko; Amy Raehse; and Paul Daniel
Pictured – Tess B.
Pictured (LtoR) John Miller; Vicki Vaughn; Jim Williams; and Stuart Berger
Pictured (LtoR) “Draculas”: Ben Frederick; Jim Opasik; Jeff Amoros; Holly Stagmer; Jim Williams; and their lovely prey, Corey Brewer
Pictured (LtoR) Jenn Kwashnak; and Julia Keller
Pictured – Patricia Watson
Pictured (LtoR) Diane Cho; and David Benn
Pictured (LtoR) Mary Opasik; and Jim Opasik
Pictured – Vic Yambo and the art he created
Pictured (LtoR) Dr. Tinku Bhattacharyya; Lauren Calia; and Tyde-Courtney Edwards
Pictured (LtoR) Linda de Palma; and Corey Brewer
Pictured – Barbara Jean Gilbert
Pictured – Lula Lioness
Pictured (LtoR) Grace Hulse: and Steve Hulse
Pictured – Rola Z.
Pictured (LtoR) Rachel Edds; and Elliot Lieberman
Pictured – Leslie Leitch as “Sally Nightmare Before Christmas”
Pictured – Diane Sypolt

(Creative Alliance at The Patterson – April 22, 2023)

Sloane Brown

Baltimore's longtime fashion and social scene reporter, Sloane is the founder/managing editor of Baltimore Snap.