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An Affair of the Art 2014

| September 25, 2014 | Parties

The 25th annual An Affair of the Art, benefitted one of the nation’s top youth arts programs, Ryman Arts. At this year’s Affair, guests traveled back in time to the days of the Big Top when an artist named Ryman “put the smell of sawdust into paint!” Patrons heard from Disney Legend Marty Sklar, filmmaker Bob Garner, and the Ringling Museum’s Deborah Walk. The event had more than 80 artists, open bars sponsored by The Edison, and festive foods. The home was magically transformed, thanks to sponsor Lexington Design, into a circus tent filled with gallery walls of more than 500 works of art for sale. This year’s event successfully exceeded its goal, netting over $115,000. Ryman Arts offers art instruction along with college and career guidance, all at no cost, to artistic high school youth. Almost all graduates go on to college and many alumni work in the creative industries. Classes are held on the campuses of Otis College of Art & Design and California State University, Fullerton. This community of diverse teens comes from more than 150 Southern California neighborhoods and more than 80 percent live in low-income neighborhoods where schools provide little access to art. Learn more here.

Photography by Charles Davis Jr.


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