Want to rub elbows with Eddie Borgo, Leigh Lezark, Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos while helping out young artists? Get yourself over to Monday’s Fluorescent Ball, the Waris Ahluwalia, Tyson Beckford, Alison Brie, Karim Rashid, and Mazdack Rassi, the night will celebrate both young talent and established greats in the design, fashion, and art communities. There will be music by Paul Sevigny, Leo Fitzpatrick, Chrissie Miller, and Chelsea Leyland, and you can bet the dancing will be just as much fun as the art (if not more), especially given the cocktail reception fueled by Bootlegger Vodka.
And while it will definitely be a jazzy soiree, it’s more than just a party with some art on the walls. The inspiration comes from nature’s stranger elements–fluorescent and rare earth metals–with pieces ranging from neon-tube chandeliers to glass jewelry to surfboards. Contributors include uber talents like Bliss Lau, Rogan Gregory, Jen Kao, and Darin Smith, and the work is definitely unique enough to empty a few pockets.
Their target goal is $250,000 with 100% of the proceeds going to the future exhibitions, educational programs, and student classes. And it isn’t just for the high-brow; the museum boasts classes for New York public school children, a critical offering considering the budget cuts many school art programs have been forced to take in the recession.
Tickets start at $200 and are available on the event’s webpage; we hope you’ll pitch in and join us there. And if you need more incentive, just think of it as the perfect place to test drive spring‘s neon color palette.