Join MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) Denver on Thursday, October 27th, for a truly Illuminating night with a famous duo featuring the use of paint guns.
This years Gala will be hosted at the Historic Uniton Station which will be transformed for the night’s entertainment by the Perfect Petal. Dinner will be served by Three Tomatoes Catering featuring wines from small Vineyards.
The event begins at 6:30 pm. There will be over 500 civic and cultural leaders in attendance. They are hoping to raise more than $375,000 with all the proceeds going to the organizations exhibition programs. There will be a live auction featuring many artists works who have exhibited over the past year to include Clarck Richert, Dario Toblerto, Erin Shirreff, Fred Sandback, Jim Sanborn and Scott Johnson.
A silent auction will take place with works by regional, national and international artists who have donated pieces to include Adam Helms, Cheryl Dietz, Christina Empedocles, Derrick Velasquez, Ethan Garton, Even Mann, Joshua Abelow, Laura Carpenter, Roland Bernier, Sabin Aell, Spencer Finch, Ted Larsen, Tyler Beard, Alfredo Jaar, Chiho Aoshima, Glenn Brown, Jason Hoelscher, Karen McClanahan, Marius Lehene, and Wendi Harford.
“As usual, guests at Luminocity will experience a unique evening,” MCA Director Adam Lerner said. “This year we are excited to have New York based duo, Type A, a collaboration of Adam Ames and Andrew Bordwin perform. At what other event will you see a performance that features the use of paint guns?” Lerner will also lead the guests in a tradional “Tequilla Toast.”
Individual tickets for the event begin at $300 and table prices range from $3,000 to $25,000. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit https://go.mcadenver.org/SSLPage.aspx?pid=403.
This year, the gala is chaired by Bart Spaulding, with the Honorable Governor John Hickenlooper and Colorado First Lady Helen Thorpe, trustee, and Honorable Mayor Michael Hancock and Denver First Lady Mary Louise Lee serving as Honorary Co-Chairs. Additional committee members include Vincent Abrue, Colleen and Javier Baz, Ellen Bruss and Mark Falcone, Mardi and Brown Cannon, Sue Cannon, Ellie Caulkins, Mary Caulkins and Karl Kister, Philae Dominick, Amber and Michael Fries, Joanne and Ron Katz, Carol Keller, Luisa and Chris Law, Daniel Lincoln and Mark Watts, David and Laura Merage, Margaret and Mitch Morrissey, Martha Records and Rich Rainaldi, Pat Reynolds and Peter Kirsch, Jean and Douglas Smooke, Sarah and Andrew Stettner, Sabine Taal and Marcel Van Den Berg, Bobbi Walker, Tina Walls, Jill Wiltse and H. Kirk Brown.
Corporate table sponsors include Liberty Global, KeyBank, KEW Realty, Kaplan, Kirsch & Rockwell, LLP and Opus/Urban Market Partners.
About MCA Denver
Founded in 1996, MCA Denver was formed to provide the city with its first contemporary art museum. Upon the Museum’s tenth year as a cultural presenter, David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates (UK) was commissioned to design a new permanent home near Denver’s historic Lower Downtown and Union Station. The design of the building supports rather than defines the Museum’s mission and demonstrates the Museum’s commitment to sustainability. MCA Denver has five distinct galleries, three spaces for education, multiple sites for special projects/commissioned works and one live art/lecture hall. The galleries perform in a rotation sequence that allows the Museum to always remain in an active state, thus offering something new to be seen upon each return visit. MCA Denver excites artists and visitors alike to enter into creative conversations that extend beyond our walls.
The museums upcoming exhibition will feature cultural experiments from the 60’s and 70’s to include Drop City in Southern Colorado were artists integrate art into their everyday lives.
For more information, visit www.mcadenver.org.