SURF'S UP IN L.A.--THE A+D MUSEUM GALA "CELEBRATE: GROUNDSWELL"....PART I It was one of those nights in Los Angeles when those in the know about art, design, architecture, surfing and skateboarding all collided into one happy mix this past June 28 for the museum's annual fundraiser...with each year having a different theme. And what could be more L.A. than surfing and skateboarding, eh? Some of the leading local and international artists, architects and designers crafted custom surfboards, boogie boards and skateboards for the silent auction...while a bevy of beautiful-bodies models showcased them in a live catwalk show -- emceed by actor Boise Thomas. All proceeds from the auction benefit the museum which opened its doors in 2001 and continues to be the only museum in the U.S. where continuous exhibits devoted exclusively to architecture and design are on view. SHOWN ABOVE (clockwise from top left): a hunk shows off his bod and this amazing surfboard by AECOM Technology Corporation; a glimpse of the well-stocked VIP bar; A+D Museum executive director Tibbie Dunbar with Madison Hildebrand; the threesome of Christian Evans who is husband to actress Ricki Lake and participating designer Christopher Sorensen; and a sun-kissed model holding a grassy skateboard by Interstice Architects.
A+D Museum: http://aplusd.org/
Sherri J. Fuller
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