We are pleased to report that The Right to Shoes! was a fabulous success all around!
Left to Right: Harlotry by Talia Logan; boots designed by Katherine Devine; Cherries Jubilee by Melissa Byrd
Our decorating sessions were a popular attraction, with those of all ages gathering at the Water Heater in Old SW Roanoke to create a diverse array of shoes with materials such as metal, paint, and, of course, condoms! We are humbled at the range of talent and thoughtfulness that artists put into the shoes they produced, and we are delighted at the excitement and awareness that resulted from this event.
Left to Right: Design by Talia Logan; Choices Shoe
Left to Right: Just Wear It by Virginia Pharis - Planne Parenthood Intern; Preen and Proper by Rob Humphreys
Left to Right: For the Ladies of the Valley by Aaron Conver; Pompeii Pearl by Talia Logan
Left to Right: Peeps Shoes by Nicole Hall; Safety Dance shoes; The Key by Talia Logan
These shoes were juried, and many were auctioned to benefit our organization at a cocktail reception held at the new Mezé World Café in downtown Roanoke on March 18th. We had a robust crowd of attendees that evening who mingled and enjoyed Mezéís incredible food while bidding on the juried shoes and learning more about Planned Parenthood in Roanoke.
Beth Deel promoting shoes The artists' amazing creations
to Sally and Allen Walker were part of a live auction
Displaying the Best in "Shoe", Who will be the lucky buyer
a design by Wendy Schuyler to take the top shoes home?
Gretchen Weinnig and Wendy and JP Powell
Our thanks to the My Scoper girls for being the Emcees for the Evening!