Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s Christy Berry will be one busy agent tomorrow night. Christy is the chair of the first private fundraiser event for Prelude Lights, which takes place Thursday evening at the AT&T Performance Art Center. Prelude is a “prelude” to Aurora, a multi-night, city-wide arts event designed to promote public media art.
Thursday’s VIP event will feature a performance by Denton-based Neon Indian, catering and craft cocktails by Wolfgang Puck, and, most importantly, the very first look at this years’ art installations before thousands descend on the Center over the weekend. Guests will have a more intimate opportunity to fully experience each piece of art, even discuss the works with onsite docents.
“Shane and Josh had more than 50 art installations down there last year,” says Christy. “This year there will be only 10 large, interactive and dynamic new media installations, but it’s all a prelude to next year, when they will have more than 80 pieces of fabulous art all over town.”
“The art is not something you can touch, but is a sensory experience of light, video, and sound installations.,” says Christy.
Christy says AT&T has never had its own fundraiser. Matrice Kirk approached her and asked Christy, a veteran fundraiser as well as Realtor, to create an event to promote and support Aurora, and this is what she and her advisory team created. Preston Evans is her junior committee chair.
Thursday night’s inaugural VIP party will be spectacular, says Christy, as will the weekend exhibit, free to the public. Located throughout the Center’s 10-acre campus and areas around the Meyerson Symphony Center, Prelude will take place over two nights and feature a boutique VIP experience (Art Bar) limited to 400 ticketed guests each night.
For more information, go here to www.preludelights.com.