Imonelli played host to the Lafayette Parish Medical Society and its auxiliary for cocktails and more. “The alliance donates a scholarship to a medical student,” Christine Landes said. “This is just a get-together to get people past and present to join, a community-builder.” The annual membership kickoff will be followed by the organization’s fundraiser on Oct. 19, Tour de Vin. “We sell out every year,” said society co-president Kati Antill. “One of our scholarship recipients is interviewing for residencies at the moment. People don’t realize that each interview costs money.” Around 60 doctors and their wives RSVP’d, including chic Deiadra Garrett and a very charming Al Rees.
Fathers & Sons
Speaking of chic, Achilles Print Studio held a reception for local artist George Loli and his equally-artistic son, Joe Loli, in from New York. The younger Loli, who teaches at the School of Visual Arts there, showed his abstract work while father followed in his son's footsteps for a change. “New York is the ultimate,” Joe Loli said. “I like the art circles there, but it’s hard to crack. New York is major league.” Majorly entertaining were Jessica Moore and Jeromy Young, collectors Burnell Lemoine and Ed Dubuisson, and Blue Dog son Andre Rodrigue. What we loved: When Loli said Fête’s voice was “siren-esque.” She takes back everything she’s ever said about New Yorkers — they’re fabulous. Loli's work will be on view until Sept. 15.
Patricia Gannon covers society for The Acadiana Advocate. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.