SURF'S UP IN L.A.--THE A+D MUSEUM GALA "CELEBRATE: GROUNDSWELL"....PART II 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): the evening's special guest Madison Hildebrand makes his way onto the catwalk for the live show; smiles from Heather and Craig Bernstein (with ICM and on the A+D Museum board) and gala steering committee member Nancy Levens (also on the A+D Museum Board); architect Mark Nay, Shelly Sackett and Cynthia Kanner (with HBO and also on the A+D Museum board) with Carolyn Tetaz; a foursome of beautiful people; and a runway model holding a skateboard by the partnership of industrial designer Daniel Ogassian and Ann Sacks tile manufacturer.
A+D Museum: http://aplusd.org/
Sherri J. Fuller
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