1. On Thursday, September 20, 2018, a special soirée to meet Catherine Loiret, Parisian designer and artist renowned for her uniquely elegant handbags conceptualized after designing for Hermès, Delvaux and Lancel took place at the Carré d’artistes on 13th Street in Philadelphia. The gallery is owned by Debbie Morton, art aficionado and filmmaker, a pioneering leader in the Philadelphia art
community. An undergrad of University of Pennsylvania and post-grad of Harvard University, Morton is the owner and curator of Carré d’artistes in Center City, Philadelphia. Morton offers a keen eye for original, world famous artists and their artwork. She also serves as a valuable curator to her collectors who trust her to bring masterpieces to life in any environment. Morton’s passion for the visual arts is rooted in her family’s long lineage of culinary artists. Her father, Arnie Morton, is the celebrated founder of the international restaurant chain, Morton’s Steak House and her brother Peter co-founded, The Hard Rock Café. Morton’s artistic ingénue took her around the world for more than fifteen years producing award-winning documentary films. In 2013, she made her home in Philadelphia and opened the contemporary art gallery, Carré d’artistes. This multiple award-winning gallery is located in the heart of Philadelphia’s chic 13th Street corridor. Here Morton has embraced the world of art and entrepreneurism leading her to achieve “Best of Philly” by Philadelphia Magazine and “Best of Style” by Philadelphia Style Magazine for several years in a row. Carré d’artistes brings fellow art lovers the beauty of various artists and their singular collections. (From left) Emily Milano, Carré d’artistes owner Debbie Morton and Kimberly Pepper paused for a photo during the reception.
2. Handbag designer Catherine Loiret chatted with Eileen Scardina, Rose Davico and Chloe Johnston during the event at Carre d’artistes. Chloe Johnston Experiences hosted Catherine in the US.
4. Sue Polikoff, event coordinator with Susan G. Komen, Philadelphia, and Jaimi Levy attended the special night at the art gallery.
6. Debbie Morton and Kimberly Pepper were pictured outside the gallery on 13th Street, Philadelphia, welcomed attendees to the event.
8. Attendees enjoyed spirits and hors d’oeuvres. Gary Lockrey chatted with Debbie Morton during the event.