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Mayor Kasim Reed and local celebs at Radcliffe Bailey opening

Mayor Kasim Reed with artist Radcliffe Bailey and his wife Victoria Rowell at the Friday night opening of Bailey's new show at the High Museum of Art.

Mayor Kasim Reed with artist Radcliffe Bailey and his wife Victoria Rowell at the Friday night opening of Bailey's new show at the High Museum of Art.

Mayor Kasim Reed and a number of local notables joined about 150 arts patrons Friday night for the opening of  “Radcliffe Bailey: Memory as Medicine” at the High Museum of Art.

Bailey’s wife, the actress and author Victoria Rowell, along with actor-actress couple Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker, NBA great Julius “Dr. J” Erving and actor and director Kenny Leon were among the dedicated fans who braved the weird weather to enjoy the event. The heavens parted not long before the evening was to start, so the events team hustled to move the “blue carpet” festivities indoors. Nice work!

Radcliffe Bailey and Victoria Rowell wtih Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe

Radcliffe Bailey and Victoria Rowell wtih Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe

Here’s a link to a great interview with Bailey, who moved with his family to Atlanta in 1972 and attended the old Atlanta College of Art next door to the High.

Racliffe Bailey and Victoria Rowell with Dorys and Julius "Dr. J" Erving

Racliffe Bailey and Victoria Rowell with Dorys and Julius "Dr. J" Erving

2 comments Add your comment

Jamaal

June 27th, 2011
1:57 pm

Where da white women at?

carla roqs

June 28th, 2011
9:32 am

victoria rowell is from dick van dyke’s mystery show. and maybe a soap opera? took me a minute to recognize her. dr j’s wife is beautiful and so is boris kodjoe, omgosh!!!