SNL's Nora Dunn to Host MYTHS AND LEGENDS Fundraiser, 5/2

Sven Asmus and Arica Hilton welcome Chicago native actress and Saturday Night Live Alum Nora Dunn for a fundraiser Myths and Legends on Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the Hilton-Asmus Gallery (716 N. Wells). Nora Dunn's solo piece Mythical Proportions premieres in Chicago on August 20, 2013 at Theater Wit (1229 W Belmont Ave).

The Hilton-Asmus Gallery will be exhibiting artist Ani Afshar's "Weaving Gardens Casting Shadows" and a silent auction will feature pieces created with the show's mythological theme in mind by Chicago artists Frank Navin and Brent Houston, as well as paintings by John Kurtz and Los Angeles artist Scott Siedman. Pieces created by Ms. Dunn will also be a part of the auction, as well as silk-screened signed Mythical Proportion posters.

The $75 tax deductible donation includes a single-bites dinner provided by Wicker Park's Enoteca Roma, an open bar featuring beer, wine, a special designer cocktail and five-star desserts by Chana Zelig. Special guests include Project Runway's Peach Carr, Chicago Tribune and WGN Radio's Rick Kogan and Sheila Donohue. Ms. Dunn, Mr. Kogan and Ms. Donohue will perform original work.

For further information on Mythical Proportions and ticket information for the fundraiser Myths and Legends, visit www.mythicalproportions.com. Guests can also pay at the door.

Nora Dunn is most recognized for her work as a cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1984 to 1991. Her recent television credits include ABC's The Neighbors, Franklin & Bash, Don't Trust the B... In Apartment 23, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and four seasons on Entourage where she played Ari's shrink, Dr. Marcus. Her recent films are The Guilt Trip and It's Complicated, along with a roster of comedies such as Working Girl, Laws of Attraction, Pineapple Express, Bruce Almighty and Miami Blues. Dramas include Three Kings and Runaway Jury. Ms. Dunn will open her new one-woman show at Theater Wit on August 20, 2013.

The most recent exhibited work at Hilton-Asmus Gallery is the Greek artist Kostis Georgiou's show Pixels. In June 2013, the gallery will present Field of Light, the works of acclaimed Italian artist and architect Marco Nereo Rotelli, who has illuminated iconic monuments such as the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and at the Beijing Olympics. For more information on the gallery and exhibitions, visit www.hilton-asmus.com and www.facebook.com/HiltonAsmus.

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