The Speed Ball

Photos by Bill Wine, Sydney Wray and Laura Ross

The Speed Art Museum’s most significant annual event was held on March 3. Benefactors enjoyed a seated dinner in the 1927 galleries, followed by a raging after party with music and dancing from New Orleans’ own Dirty Dozen Brass Band.  The elegant evening was sponsored by Old Forester, Churchill Downs, Blue Grass Motorsport, The Voice-Tribune and many more. Funds raised from the gala support the Speed’s programming and exhibitions that educate and enrich the lives of people in our community and beyond.

  • Kevin and Candice McGloshen.

  • Guests arrived at the Speed Art Museum.

  • Guests arrived at the Speed Art Museum.

  • Joyce Meyer, Larry Shapin, Lisa Stemler and Ladonna Nicolas.

  • Bart and Deborah Greenwald.

  • Michelle and Bill Mudd.

  • Terri and Steve Bass.

  • Rebecca Brown with Steve and Terri Bass.

  • Ben and Becca Self.

  • Guests arrived at the Speed Art Museum.

  • Emily Bingham, Ron and Debra Murphy, Katie Murphy and Steven Ramirez.

  • Paul and Michele Esselman.

  • The Speed Art Museum central bar was beautifully decorated with a large floral design.

  • The Speed Art Museum central bar was beautifully decorated with a large floral design.

  • Laura and Greg Branstetter, Laura and Brian Cromer with Lisa and David Stanley.

  • Lindsey and Jamie Brodsky .

  • Kelly Underwood, Angela Clark and Laura Elliott.

  • Beth Andrews and Bruce Perkins.

  • Laura Hecht, Jennie Heintzman, Betsy Ford and Bob Hecht.

  • Jennie and David Heintzman, Betsy and Jimmy Ford with Laura and Bob Hecht.

  • Ron and Leslie Geoghegan, Nicole Yates and William Summers V.

  • Woody and Dorothy Van Meter with Alyce and George Hoskins.

  • Holly Wainwright, Travis Arkon and Liz Fiorito.

  • Jeff and Anna Tatman with Barbara and Bob Deferraro.

  • Angie and Calvin Evans.

  • Ball committee member Ron Wolz, Karen Hunt with Angie and Calvin Evans.

  • Tina and Paul Coleman.

  • Susan Yarmuth, Mark Eliason, Jeffrey Howard and Bill Yarmuth.

  • Kim Lewis, Jennifer Bates and Erika Paramore.

  • Greg Delmonico and Kim Casaburo.

  • Mandy Vive with Michael and Laura Jones.

  • Lindy Casebier, Don Wenzel and Lukas Dwelly.

  • Don Wenzel, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, Lindy Casebier and Lukas Dwelly.

  • Venkat Sharma and Aneeta Bhatia.

  • Chris and Rashna Carmicle with Inna and Mike Marnhout.

  • Janna Flowers, Kim Lewis, Cheryl Parish and Dana Robinson.

  • Janna Flowers, Kim Lewis, Cheryl Parish ,Dana Robinson and Woo Speed McNaughton.

  • Carol Matton and Woo Speed McNaughton.

  • Bill and Michelle Mudd, Dr. Alex Gerassimides, Mayor Greg Fischer with Brett and Jenny Hale.

  • Jill Wood, Laura Melillo Barnum and Woo Speed McNaughton.

  • Cheri Collis White and Austin Speed.

  • Janice Carter Levitch, Ingrid Hernandez, Marielena Jorge and Gerardo Torres.

  • Chuck Mitchell.

  • Lucie and Bert Stansbury.

  • Samantha Corbin, Carla Terwilleger and Sarah Mitchell.

  • Tommy and Sarah Mitchell.

  • Shawn Hadley and David McGuire.

  • Clark Burckle, Rebecca and Graham Switzer with Kathy and Ken Herrington.

  • Kathy and Ken Herrington.

  • Anissa and Kurt Newbauer.

  • Anne Walker and Ford Barr.

  • Sarah King and Cal Staben.

  • Dickie Greenleaf and Jennifer Kramer.

  • Guests enjoyed the opportunity to mingle during the cocktail reception prior to dinner.

  • Guests enjoyed the opportunity to mingle during the cocktail reception prior to dinner.

  • Curtis Conlin, Chris Welsh, Emily Digenis and Hunter Sattich.

  • Guests selected nasty desserts.

  • Alissa Blow, Noelle Penta, Meredith Lawrence and Virginia Speed.

  • Whit Stodghill and Rob Roberts.

  • Hunter Sattich, Woo Speed McNaughton, Emily Digenis and Colin McNaughton.

  • The Speed Gala.

  • William and Julia Carstanjen.

  • The Speed Gala.

  • Neville Blakemore & Jessica Bird.

  • Jimmy King with Laura Elliott and Dr. Greg Elliott.

  • Mary Lynne Capilouto, University of Kentucky President Dr. Eli Capilouto, Bill and Susan Yarmuth, Britt Brockman, Dr. Mary Koutorousiou and Steve Bass.

  • Lynnie Meyer, Karen Stout, Larry Shapin, Ladonna Nicolas. Lisa Stemler, Joyce Meyer, Steve Bass, Jeffrey Howard and Mark Eliason.

  • Rebecca Brown,John Y. Brown III, Dianne Timmering and Steve Bass.

  • Susan and Bill Yarmuth, Lynnie Meyer and Karen Stout.

  • Lynnie Meyer and Karen Stout.

  • John Y. Brown III and Rebecca Brown.

  • John Y. Brown III and Rebecca Brown with Susan and Bill Yarmuth.

  • The Speed Gala.

  • The Speed Gala.

  • The Speed Gala.

  • The Speed Gala.

  • Tom Dunbar and Martha Hall.

  • Chris Humphreys and Gretchen Bell.

  • The Speed Gala.

  • The Speed Gala.

  • The Speed Gala.

  • The Speed Gala.

  • The Speed Gala.

  • Lia Laber and Bill Bonny.

  • Ball committee member Ron Wolz and Crystal Smith.

  • Woo Speed and Colin McNaughton danced.

  • Dancing was enjoyed by many.

  • Dancing was enjoyed by many.

  • The Speed Gala.

  • The Speed Gala.

  • The Speed Gala.

  • The Speed Gala.

  • Dancing was enjoyed by many.

  • Dancing was enjoyed by many.

  • Dancing was enjoyed by many.

  • John Shaw-Woo and Erica Bachelor.

  • The Speed Gala.

  • The Speed Gala.

  • The Speed Gala.

  • The Speed Gala.