Looking for some art-action – and auctions – this weekend? Coming up on Saturday, the South Bay Contemporary fundraising gala fits the bill. Taking place the 23rd from 5 to 8 in the courtyard of a Rancho Palos Verdes estate, the event supports events, exhibitions, arts education and more at SBC in San Pedro.
The cutting edge art programs at SBC should be well represented by a live auction of collectible works, performance art, interactive art, live music, cool cocktails, and a catered dinner. Attendees will also get a preview of SBC’s upcoming exhibition Skyline, opening May 7th, as exhibiting artists came up with the table centerpieces for the event – which will be sold at a silent auction.
Looking ahead, Skyline features emerging patterns, silhouettes and lines of 3-D sculptures, to form a unified image of a skyline. Curated by Ben Zask, the focus will be on sustainable practice in sculpture, with most pieces utilizing found materials and mixed media. To see these same artists creating centerpieces – and being able to take an original artwork home – makes the gala even more appealing. Hat and brooch making will be offered onsite, too.
Participating artists in the live and silent auctions and onsite during the gala include Cie Gumucio, Cansu Bulgu, Patty Grau, Margaret Lazzari, Seth Kaufman, and Gloria Plascencia.
South Bay Contemporary director Peggy Sivert Zask, says the evening is about “unity” as much as it is a fund raiser to support SBC and the culture of contemporary art in the South Bay.
Don’t know where the South Bay is? Well, it’s time to find out. Just drive south of LAX and look for this event. After all, it wouldn’t be a party without the art.
Tickets for the gala are online at http://southbaycontemporary.org/fresh-2 The event will be located in the courtyard of the Shriver estate, located at 21 Pomegranate Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275