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On Friday night, the Meridian House hosted global leaders and high Washington society for the 44th annual Meridian Ball. The ball comes after the Meridian's Global Leadership Summit, and the Ambassador-hosted dinners beforehand. Guests enjoyed open bar, crepes, a dessert bar, and conversation under tiny blue lights in the courtyard. A DJ/dance floor was back, with the new Young Professional Committee and guests in mind. Michelle Kwan and her fiance Clay Pell were all over said dance floor later in the evening.
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Guests included: Michelle Kwan, Clay Pell, Irene Hirano Inouye, Kristi Rogers, Chief of Protocol of the United States Capricia Penavic Marshall, Dr. Robert Marshall, Jay L. and Sydney McNiff Johnson, Robert and Loran Aiken, Matt and Ashley Taylor Bronczek, Jack and Susanna Quinn, Carlos and Edilia Gutierrez, Erika Paola Gutierrez, Rodrigo Garcia, Carol Joynt, Mandy and Mary Ourisman, Marc Adelman, Amy Argetsinger, John Arundel, John Barnett, Allison Priebe Brooks, Tim Burger, Courtney Cohen, Marybeth Coleman, Jeff Dufour, Taryn Fielder, Howard Fineman, Meredith Fineman, Juleanna Glover, Carlos Gutierrez Jr., Karina Gutierrez, Lloyd and Ann Hand, Alexa Holcombe, Fran Holuba, Emily Jansen, Sery Kim, Howard Lee, Lindsey Mask, Mike Nixon, Don Patron, Ashton Randle, Ray Regan, Joseph Richardson, Cheryl Romero, Kiki Ryan, Jayne Sandman, Nikki Schwab, Lindley Thornburg, Anchyi Wei, and Michael Woestehoff.
Friday, May 24
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.