The Whirl: WALTER’s 10 Year Anniversary Party

On August 31, WALTER celebrated the 10 years since its first issue with a festive evening at the NCMA.

Happy birthday to WALTER! The September 2022 issue of WALTER marked the 10-year anniversary of the magazine, which was first published in September 2012. To celebrate, we gathered current and former staff, contributing photographers and writers, advertisers and other supporters of WALTER for a rousing party at the North Carolina Museum of Art.

At the event, WALTER publisher David Woronoff and editor Ayn-Monique Klahre shared thanks for the many people who have helped our publication reach this milestone. On hand were founding editor Liza Roberts and founding creative director Jesma Reynolds, who first concepted the magazine in 2012.

As the sun set over the Museum Park, we enjoyed beverages from Westgate Wine, Trophy Brewing, R&D Brewing, Raleigh Brewing and Lonerider Spirits. Catering Works provided the delicious food, Alphagraphics made our cool signage, Glas made our glowing logo, and TapSnap provided the fun photo booth. Peter Lamb & The Wolves kept us going from our chill cocktails to the late-night dance party.

Photographs by Kevin Seifert

Back row: David Woronoff, Ayn-Monique Klahre, Katherine Poole, Robin Kennedy,
Addie Ladner, Laura Wall. Front row: Liza Roberts, Catherine Currin, Martha Heath,
Kait Gorman, Julie Nickens, Cristina Hurley, Felicia Gressette 
Robert Willett, Patrick Casey, Leigh Holmes
Orage Quarles III, David Woronoff, Ayn-Monique Klahre, Valerie Hillings
David Woronoff, Frank Daniels IV, Adair Woronoff, Marie Louise Kenny,
Patsy Padden, Patsy Daniels, Julie Daniels
Liza Roberts, Jesma Reynolds
Tom West, Lucy Inman, Julie Daniels
Carlton Midyette, Marjorie Hodges
Back row: Abdullateef Fisher, Camille Kauer. Front row: Jaki Shelton Green
David Menconi, Andrea Weigl, Martha Burns, Andrea Jones
David Arthur, Brie Arthur, Samantha Everette
Katherine Snow Smith, Katherine Poole, John Poole, Catherine Currin, Robin Kennedy, Sylvia Jurgensen
Courtney Napier, Ayn-Monique Klahre, Victoria Scott-Miller
Lucy Inman, David Woronoff, Jack Andrews
Ayn-Monique Klahre, Julie Nickens, Kait Gorman, Cristina Hurley, Addie Ladner, Laura Wall
Peter Lamb & The Wolves

This article originally appeared in the October 2022 issue of WALTER magazine.