Sparkle and Twang VIII
November 15, 2013
Sparkle & Twang, the eighth edition of the State Museum’s fall fundraiser showcasing the institution’s Costume & Textile Institute, will be held at the historic Bridge Building on the Cumberland River waterfront. In addition to inducting this year’s new Institute members, Sparkle & Twang also serves as the setting for introducing the newly selected class of the Young Professionals Council. Sparkle & Twang is the museum foundation’s more casual, more affordable fundraising event.
The Patron Spirits Company is the presenting sponsor of this Boots & Bling night with additional support from Bond No. 9, Borghese, Starr Hill Brewery & Sylvia Roberts.
Attire for the evening is Boots and Bling!
This year’s Evening Co-chairs are Stacey Rhodes and Meagan Nordmann Rhodes, a dynamic mother and daughter-in-law team. Stacey, a graduate of O’More College of Design, has owned Stacey Rhodes Boutique in Brentwood, an upscale destination for celebrities and stylists, for the past 11 years. Meagan studied at Vanderbilt University before launching a career in publishing. She is currently the User Generated Content Editor at The Tennessean focusing on lifestyles, arts & entertainment news. Longtime museum supporter Nancy Russell is chairing the always-spectacular silent auction. Committee members include Mary Nell Bryan, Kimberly Whaley Cooper, Deborah Danker, Emily Evans, Lynda Evjen, Camille Harlin, Nadine Korby, Doris Medlin, Rachel Odom and Suzanne Smothers.
The Museum’s Costume & Textile Institute will honor the following inductees this year:
- Melissa Core and Rick Caballo, Designers
- Jeff Garner, Haute Couture Designer
- Otis James, Designer
The new class of the 2013-2014 Young Professionals Council (YPC) includes John McManus, Jake Ogle, Sheeva Rouhanifard, Kathleen Overbey Thomas, Ryan Thomas and Ryan Walker. Sara Jo Houghland is President of the group. Gloria Houghland is the volunteer YPC Director and Donna Tucker serves as YPC Advisor.