Celebrities and artists will come together May 2 at 3LABS in Culver City for the third annual Kaleidoscope Ball presented by Harry Winston, Inc, which will raise money for UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute, the research arm of the Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.
The evening, to be emceed by Goldie Hawn, will carry the theme “Los Angeles: An Art-Full City” with live painting by street artist Robert Vargas and the donation of a one-of-a- kind Mattel ride-on-car created by street artist Mr. Brainwash and donated works by such artists as Shepard Fairey (known for the Obama Hope poster), PichiAvo, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, Ed Ruscha and several others.
As a contemporary art collector himself, co-chair Tim Campbell says he believes guests will be very impressed with the diversity of art to be auctioned.
“When I see a Lichtenstein in the same room with a street artist from Brazil, I start to see the connection between the work and the lineage of the art world coming together in a way that I don’t see when I go out to a gallery and just see one or the other,” Campbell says. “We’ve brought together disparate factions within the art world which will end up making for a very stimulating evening for the people in attendance.”
Hoping to stimulate the taste palette is famed chef Wolfgang Puck who is in charge of the cocktail reception and dinner.
“I am honored to partner with the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital to create an amazing event for a truly wonderful cause,” Puck says.
While guests dine on a menu by the famous chef that he describes as “decadent dishes made with seasonal ingredients” like roasted sea bass with violet cauliflower, pasta with chanterelles, sugar snap peas and Meyer lemon salsa verde, and much more, they will enjoy a musical performance by Aloe Blacc and watch Halle Berry receive the Kaleidoscope Award and senior partner of TPG Kelvin Davis honored with the Philanthropic Leadership Award.
Co-chair Chloe Sommer says both, by virtue of their actions, are creating a better tomorrow.
There will also be a patient honoree by the name of Charlie Croxall, the perfect example of what the hospital does. Now 5-years-old, Charlie was born at 24 weeks, weighing 1.6 pounds.
“He is one of Mattel’s every day miracles,” Sommer says.
Both Campbell and Sommer are passionate about pediatric research.
“We really have a capacity to create a better tomorrow for children everywhere,” Sommer says. “No family and no child should have to suffer the fear of the unknown because we’re so close to knowing so much. Every child deserves an equal opportunity for health.”
Ticket prices start at $500 per individual ticket. For more information contact Grant Associates at (323) 904-4400.
Home page: Book display from Thatcher Wine, which will be auctioned at the event.
Above: Cuisine by Wolfgang Puck.
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