The event – which drew out more than 500 guests – caps an entire "Week of Warhol" that celebrates the opening of three new exhibitions at the Museum: Bob Colacello: In and Out with Andy, Warhol on Vinyl, and Warhol Prints from the Collection of Marc Bell. Inspired by the idea of Andy's New York, the Museum will fill the evening with art, performance, and a distinctly Warhol vibe.
During the Gala, which began at 6:30 pm, had guests enjoying a cocktail hour and silent auction as they participate in making a huge mural along with artists from the Museum's Art School and Artists' Guild. Next comes dinner in the Royal Palm Ballroom for dinner and dancing with a music selection by the world-renowned DJ Jellybean Benitez. Following dinner, guests will enjoy an exciting live painting performance by Michael Israel and a live art auction. The program also includes a celebration of the evening's honorees, which include the event's Honorary Chairs Jennifer & Marc Bell and Charlotte & Norman Codo as the Jean Spence Award Recipients. All Gala guests were invited to stay for the After Party.
The After Party fun beganat 8:00 pm with a cocktail party and silent auction and continues at 9:30 pm with a live painting performance by Michael Israel and a live art auction. Then DJ Jellybean Benitez returned for a Factory-inspired After Party and dancing into the night.
All proceeds from the Gala & After Party benefits the Museum's exhibitions and programs, as well as the Museum's Art School.
COMMITEES: Jennifer & Marc Bell were the Honorary Chairs of the Gala & After Party. The Gala Committee is co-chaired by Terry & Shelly Adelman and Nancy & Martin Mallinger. The After Party is co-chaired by Leslie & Scott Farber, Mhegan and Andrew Kravit, Kristen & Michael Majhess, and Marzena & Greg Silpe.
Please contact Kelsey Johnson for interviews with committee members and Museum Leadership.
About Boca Raton Museum of Art
Founded by artists, the Boca Raton Museum of Art was established in 1950 as the Art Guild of Boca Raton. The organization has grown to encompass an Art School, Guild, Store, and Museum with distinguished permanent collections of contemporary art, photography, non-western art, glass, and sculpture, as well as a diverse selection of special exhibitions. The Museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 AM until 5 PM; on Thursdays from 10 AM until 8 PM; and on weekends from 12 PM until 5 PM. Admission is free on the first Sunday of every month, and otherwise $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and free for students with IDs and children under 12. Learn more at www.bocamuseum.org.
(Photo credit goes to Downtown Photo)
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