What: Art of Music Gala, Synesthesia
Where: Southside Ballroom
411: The Friends of the Warren Center’s first annual Art of Music Gala, spearheaded by tri-chairs Ben Smithee, Jordan Roberts, and Nick Adamson, was a smashing success, raising $60,000 to benefit the Warren Center.
The silent auction part of the evening featured original compositions from the likes of six-time Emmy-winning Disney composer Mark Watters, world champion fiddler Brook Wallace, and celebrity music producer Jamar Jones. These musical compositions were then complemented by original pieces of art by award-winning oil and acrylic canvas artist Daniel Padilla, metal sculptors Luis and Arazeli Torres, local wood artist Christina Yielding, premier fashion designer Lucy Dang, and bronze figurative sculptor Angela Mia De La Vega.
The star power wasn’t relegated to the silent auction, though: Headlining the event was three-time Grammy winner and saxophonist Jeff Coffin, of Dave Matthews Band fame. In addition to a seated dinner and silent auction, guests also had the opportunity to purchase mystery bags for $50 and shop the Artist Den, with all proceeds benefiting the Warren Center.
The Warren Center works to assure that children with developmental differences or disabilities, and their families, receive the resources and support they need to reach their full potential.
Who: Melody and Rick Rogers, John Jardine, Maya Delgado, Quinn Mason, Daniel Padilla, Christina Yielding, Ann and Bill Dandridge, Erin and Andrew Hillman, Kathy Alley, Pam Lemoine, Katrina and Nathan Baker, and Kasie and Axel Ricart.