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A Night of Illusion
The energy level at the DIA’s annual fall gala is always high, but this year it seemed more lively than ever. Not surprising since it was inspired by the special exhibition “Watch Me Move: The Animation Show.” And NewD Media, the talent that created the interactive animated sculpture at the end of the exhibition, gave the museum a concert aura with artistic light projections throughout the night.
Event co-chairs Karen Davidson, Lauren Fisher, Vivian R. Pickard and Nedda Shayota were pleased that the party sold out with 529 dinner guests seated in the Great Hall and Rivera Court. Museum director Graham Beal and board chair Gene Gargaro thanked all and, depending on the ticket level, Forte Belanger’s cuisine varied slightly - angus filet for the $2,500 ticket holders and braised short ribs for the $600 tickets. They were joined after dinner by 300 late night guests ($100 tickets) and most toured the cutting edge animation exhibition then danced past midnight to music by DEFTMIX.
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