Last night I went to support Anne Grauso and her piece that was showcased in "The Rare Earth's Fluorescent Ball," a Gala fundraiser with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Museum's acclaimed exhibitions and children's educational programs, at the Museum of Arts and Design. Grauso's piece "Celtic Tree of Life" is a silkscreen print on Gideon bible paper with vinyl. Other pieces included "She Loves Bullets" by Leo Tecosky; these materials consist of a mannequin,paint, cane and neon. "Nanobot," an impressive work by Adela Andea made of plexiglass, light clay covered with microbead and cold cathode fluorescent lights (CCFL) and fishing line. "Guitar Player's Left Hand" by Mark O. Naylor, a fluid neon line of glass tubing adorned the wall in the same room as Jen Elek's "Human Head:" made of hand-blown glass bell jar with neon flashing happy/sad face. Suzette Guy and Jacob Abramson provided digital art projection in the VIP lounge--a lovely duo to watch and converse with. I got to wear a wig, therefore the night ruled.
Other artists include: Lite Brite Neon Studio, Tapp Francke, Julian Lwin, Jen Kao, Mark Christopher Kessel, Tom Fruin, Kenzo Minami, Ryder Robison, Rogan Gregory, Bliss Lau, Jeff Muhs, Jane D'Arensbourg, Black Sheep & Prodigal Sons, Anne Koch, Kava Gorna, Darin Smith, Surface to Air, and Peter Macapia.