The chic ballroom at the Island Hotel
Carmela Philips, Mark and Inga Beder, and Fred Kamgar
Frank Sinatra of the Las Vegas Rat Pack Tribute performs.
Kelly Smith and Moira Kamgar
Jennifer Segerstrom, Dennis Szakacs and Anton Segerstrom
Chris Burden with Yvonne and Paul Schimmel
Celebrating the arts and creativity, OCMA’s Art of Dining gala began with a lively reception at the museum where guests sipped on cocktails and perused the current exhibition, Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art: Form, Balance, Joy. The art-loving crowd then headed to the Island Hotel and into the decorated ballroom for an elegant dinner and celebration. Honoring acclaimed artist Chris Burden, OCMA Director Dennis Szakacs and Burden’s friend Paul Schimmel gave heartfelt speeches about the honoree. Following a four-course dinner prepared by culinary master and Executive Chef Bill Bracken, guests enjoyed a live performance by Vegas band The Rat Pack Tribute and personal photo ops at the Patrón photo lounge. Netting $400,000 by the end of the night, the Riviera-sponsored event benefited the museum’s exhibition and education programs.
Photography by Colin Young-Wolff