Neil Patrick Harris, Lance Horne, Justin Vivian Bond & More Set for PS122 Spring Gala, 5/12
Chaired by Michael Stipe and Justin Vivian Bond, PS122's Spring 2014 Gala will celebrate freedom of expression by honoring actor and performance artist John Fleck, performance artist and writer Holly Hughes, and performance artist Tim Miller-three of the four solo performers known collectively as the NEA 4. In addition, Clara Miller will receive the Shining Star Award, an award traditionally given to a non-artist who has greatly impacted the arts community of NYC. Miller founded the Nonprofit Finance Fund in 1980, which radically changed how non-profits think about their financial strategies.
PS122's Spring 2014 Gala will feature appearances and presentations by actor Neil Patrick Harris, This American Life's Ira Glass with Monica Bill Barnes & Co, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, Windmill Factory with Leah Siegel, theater director Andrew Ondrejcak (Feast) and My Brightest Diamond's Shara Worden, choreographer and MacArthur fellow Elizabeth Streb, circus performer Olaf Triebel (Queen of the Night, Les sept doigts de la main), performer Okwui Okpokwasili (Bronx Gothic, Julie Taymor's A Midsummer Night's Dream); and musicians Nath Ann Carrera, Lance Horne and Amber Martin.
PS122's Spring 2014 Gala will take place on Monday, May 12 at the Diamond Horseshoe in the Paramount Hotel (235 W 46th Street) in Manhattan and will begin at 6:30 P.M. with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and silent auction. Dinner, performances, presentations, and a live auction conducted by powerhouse auctioneer Ck Swett will begin at 7:45 P.M. and conclude at 9:15 P.M. And after party with DJ Acidophilus will begin at 11 P.M. Tickets, starting at $400, and tables, starting at $2,000, can be purchased via Lori Vroegindewey at PS122 at 212-477-5829 x 302 and firstname.lastname@example.org or online at ps122.org/gala.
Auction highlights include artworks from Lina Viktor and Visionaire; dinner for eight prepared by Prune's Gabrielle Hamilton, who will also lead a discussion of her bestselling memoir Blood, Bones, and Butter; private Chex Mix Making Lesson at the home of Justin Vivian Bond, Las Vegas vacation with VIP tickets to Absinthe, and more.
Gala production is by Tanya Selvaratnam. Dinner and dessert are designed by notable artist Jennifer Rubell, a co-creator of Queen of the Night. Beverages are generously provided by Alacrán tequila, Brennivín, FAIR. Vodka, illycaffe, Monsieur Touton wines, Perrier, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Honoree awards are provided by Swarovski. Hospitality is provided by the Bowery Hotel.
PS122's 2014 Spring Gala Committee includes Marina Abramovic, Jane Alexander, Alhia Berger, Steve Bodow and Katherine Profeta, Bill Bragin and Lisa Philp, Winsome Brown and Claude Arpels, Linda Brumbach, Rodney Christopher, Andrew Cohen, Cecilia Dean, Olga Garay-English and Kerry English, Thomas O. Kriegsmann and Shanta Thake, Matthew Chef Kwatinetz, David Leslie and Celest Villanueva, Josephine Linden, Natasha Lyonne, Julia Miller, Adam Whitney Nichols, Lionel Ohayon and Tamara Levy, Russell Piccione, Jennifer Rubell, Eli Scheier, Lucy Sexton, Mary Skinner and Troy Selvaratnam, Kambiz Shekdar, Frank Spelman, Jimmy van Bramer, Lina Viktor
Photo Credit: Walter McBride