An Evening of Glamorous Graffiti, Nassau County Museum of Art’s 2016 Ball, will be held on Saturday, June 11 at 7 p.m. Inspired by the two current exhibitions at the Museum, An Evening of Glamorous Graffiti thematically evokes the work of Kenny Scharf and other late-1970’s and early-1980’s artists whose vibrant, edgy urban street art transformed contemporary art. Kenny Scharf will be a special guest at the Ball. New for the 2016 Ball is Late Cosmic Party, a party just for young trendsetters 21-40. The Ball, one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the Long Island social season, is the Museum’s major annual fundraiser, providing an important component of the Museum’s operating budget, offering support for an ambitious schedule of exhibitions and stimulating educational programs for adults, students, families, special-needs individuals and school groups. An Evening of Glamorous Graffiti will be held at Museum’s historic Gold Coast mansion, which along with extensive gardens and grounds constitutes the former Frick Estate.
Guests will dance to the music of the Alex Donner Orchestra, and will bid for exciting auction prizes including artwork, jewelry, fine dining and unique event experiences. The Ball also features a raffle for a beautiful necklace and earrings of baroque pearls and Swarovski crystals by Ambalu Jewelers. The media partner for An Evening of Glamorous Graffiti is the prestigious magazine, New York Cottages and Gardens. The Ball invitation is sponsored by Healthplex: Dr. & Mrs. Stephen J. Cuchel, Dr. & Mrs. Martin Kane, and Dr. & Mrs. George Kane.
An Evening of Glamorous Graffiti is chaired by Museum Board President Angela Susan Anton, the publisher and owner of Anton Community Publications. Members of the 2016 Ball Committee include Esther Ambalu, Eve Califano, Deborah A. Cannon, Judie Chessin, Victoria Crosby, Gayle Finkelman-Cohen, Peri Hoffer-Hinden, Joan Hope MacNaughton, Nasrin Mesbah, Joe Pescatore, Risa Pulver, Cynthia Rosicki, Catherine Rosso, Joan Saltzman, Kandice Seitz, Ray Sikorski, Margaret Stacey, Irina Sushko, and Linda Ugenti.
Co-chairs of the Journal Committee are Rebecca Creavin and M. Patricia Janco-Tupper, both of Wells Fargo Bank. Members of the 2016 Journal Committee include Michael D. Brown, Esq., Ohrenstein and Brown LLP; Joseph T. Canevari, TD Private Client Group; Ilene S. Cooper, Esq., Farrell Fritz, PC; Deirdre Costa Major,Americana Manhasset; Mona Engel, Esq., Mona Engel, PC; Brigitte Ferrada-Stetson, Capital One Bank; Emily Franchina, Esq., Franchina & Giordano, PC; Suzanne Kirkpatrick Nelson, Suffolk County National Bank; Steven Klar, The Klar Organization; and Robert O. Mayer, Prager Metis LLC.
Late Cosmic Party, held 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. for guests 21-40, includes famed D.J., Scott Ewalt’s dance music, passed hors d’oeuvres and dessert. Members of the committee for Late Cosmic Party are Danny Ambalu, Sara Ambalu, Danielle Cannon, Carmello Elie, Thalia Elie, Adam Good, Natalia Good, Amanda Gorozdi, Elizabeth Schaja, Pedram Tabibi and Carol Xie.
Tickets to An Evening of Glamorous Graffiti, the 2016 Museum Ball, on Saturday, June 11 at 7 p.m., are $1,000 per person at the Patron level, $500 per person at the Friend level and $350 per person at the Junior level (ages 40 and under). All but $200 of each ball ticket price is tax deductible. Tickets for Late Cosmic Party (ages 21-40) are $125 ($150 after May 31). Ball ticket holders and sponsors at all levels are the Museum’s guests at Late Cosmic Party. All but $50 of each Late Cosmic Party ticket price is tax deductible.
Tickets to the 2016 Museum Ball may be purchased online at nassaumuseum.org, link top right on home page, or can be obtained by writing to email@example.com or calling the development office at (516) 484-9338, ext. 16. Call the development office for information on sponsorship opportunities, business partnerships, donor packages and journal advertising.
Nassau County Museum of Art is located at One Museum Drive in Roslyn Harbor, west of Glen Cove Road, just off Northern Boulevard, Route 25A. For current exhibitions, events, days/times, and directions, call (516) 484-9337 or log onto nassaumuseum.org.
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