Art and Culture Center/Hollywood Goes Glam and Raises Nearly $20,000

Courtesy of Paul McDermott Photography

Almost 200 guests attended the 11th Annual Glam Goes Surreal fundraiser at the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood. The contemporary art gallery was transformed into a night lounge featuring a world of the offbeat and fantastic, fabulous cuisine, decadent desserts, music, dancing, entertainment, and plenty of silent auction items such as hotel stays and restaurant certificates.

Attendees also got a sneak preview of Exposed Exhibition and Fundraiser. Additionally, they viewed Hidden Color by Christian Feneck and If I Can’t See You from Here by Ingrid Schindall and Sammi McLean, along with features by Christopher Byrd and Gamaliel Herrera.

Guests were able to take photos in the ‘Rayograph Photo Booth’, inspired by Man Ray’s Rayographs, as well as the ‘Duchamp Selfie Station’ where they could snap a selfie in front of this spinning wheel inspired by artist Marcel Duchamp’s Anémic Cinéma. VK Dance entertained the crowd with a performance by a variety of dancers and Kikimora Studio presented a fantastically imagined costumed performance throughout the night.

This year’s event recognized Charles “Chip” R. Abele, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gold Coast Florida Regional Center, LLC (GCFRC) and Managing Director Hollywood Circle, LLC. The award was presented by Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Executive Director Joy Satterlee, Art and Culture Center Chair John Mabry and Event Chair Gerard Llorente Nadeau.

Because of the many active supporters and generous sponsors, the soiree raised nearly $20,000 for the Center’s arts program.

“The Center’s Glam Goes Surreal fundraiser was a huge success in many ways……raising funds to help support our arts programs for children, youth and adults as well as offering our guests an extremely fun evening at the Art and Culture Center. Many of those who were in attendance dressed to match this year’s theme, Surrealism, as well as participated in our surreal activations!  We’re so appreciative of our sponsors, donors, and guests who assisted in making this special event so successful,” expressed Joy A. Satterlee, Art and Culture Center/Hollywood Executive Director.