Enjoy An Of Evening Of Glamorous Graffitti


The Nassau County Museum of Art will hold its 2016 Ball on Saturday, June 11 at 7 p.m. Inspired by the two current exhibitions at the museum, the ball, entitled An Evening of Glamorous Graffiti, thematically evokes the work of Kenny Scharf and other late-1970s and early-1980s artists whose vibrant, edgy urban street art transformed contemporary art. Kenny Scharf will be a special guest at the Ball.
New for the ball is Late Cosmic Party, a party just for young trendsetters, ages 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 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 magazine, New York Cottages and Gardens.
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 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.
Tickets to the ball 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 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 may be purchased online at nassaumuseum.org or can be obtained by writing to the developmentoffice@nassaumuseum.org 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.
The museum is at One Museum Drive in Roslyn Harbor. For current exhibitions, events, days/times, and directions, call 516-484-9337 or log onto nassaumuseum.org.
—Submitted by the Nassau County Museum of Art

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Joe Scotchie is the editor of both The Roslyn News and New Hyde Park Illustrated News. In 2009, he won a New York State Press Association award for a sports feature. Joseph Scotchie’s past publications include biographies of Thomas Wolfe and Richard Weaver and a comprehensive history of the city of Asheville, North Carolina.


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