Centennial Ball

 

Centennial Ball
Saturday, September 29
Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach
6:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Join us on the evening of Saturday, September 29, 2018 for a once-in-a-lifetime event celebrating Laguna Art Museum’s one hundred year legacy in the community in grand style with cuisine by celebrated chefs Amar Santana and Craig Strong, dancing, and world-class entertainment, at the Festival of Arts grounds in Laguna Beach.

Guests will be treated to a voyage through major milestones in California art, starting with the historical California painters of the early 1900s such as William Wendt, Anna Hills, and Edgar Payne. Dinner will be infused with the aesthetics of modernist works by artists such as Helen Lundeberg and John McLaughlin. Finally, we will dance the night away under the influence of the light and space movement, exemplified by artists such as Peter Alexander, Lita Albuquerque and James Turrell.

Your support of this event will directly benefit the museum’s mission of providing a cultural and artistic center, art education for all ages, acclaimed exhibitions, and excellent programming to the community for the next 100 years.

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For questions or information, please email Director of Special Events Sarah Strozza or call 949.494.8971 x219.

 

About Chef Amar Santana

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In 2012, Chef Amar Santana opened his widely successful flagship restaurant, Broadway By Amar Santana in Laguna Beach. His delicious menu includes unexpected flavors and artful presentations, reflecting his zeal for food and life. Santana has garnered countless praise-worthy articles and acclaim, among them: Orange Coast Magazine’s Top Ten Chef’s of 2012; OC Metro’s Best Chef’s in Orange County; OC Weekly’s Best Restaurant of 2012; and, a place on the Open Table Hottest Restaurant List.

 

 

 

About Chef Craig Strong

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Chef Craig Strong joined Montage Laguna Beach as Executive Chef of Studio in 2009. He is known for his modern French cuisine with California influences. Chef Strong attended L’Academie de Cuisine near Washington, D.C. and was Sous Chef for The Newport Room at the Hotel Arts in Barcelona. Studio has been acclaimed by Forbes Travel Guide (Five Stars), the James Beard Foundation (“Outstanding Wine Program”), Wine Enthusiast (“100 Best Wine Restaurants in America”), the Los Angeles Times (Three Stars), the Robb Report (“America’s Finest Dining Restaurants”), Food & Wine magazine (“Top 50 Hotel Restaurants), Wine Spectator (“Best of Award of Excellence”), and Zagat (“America’s Top Restaurants”).

 

Centennial Ball Committee

Kathleen Abel, co-chair
Deborah Engle, co-chair

Wendy Aird, Susan Davis, Amy Fulford, Vanessa Helin, Lucetta Kallis, Suzanne Mellor, Marisa Robbins, Laura Rohl, Kristin Samuelian, Ann Wareham, Leslie Weaver

 

Centennial Executive Committee

Susie Gordinier (Co-Chair), Betsy Jenkins (Co-Chair), Kathleen Abel, Rick Balzer, Deborah Engle, Jane Hanauer, Vanessa Helin, Janice Johnson, Michele Monda, Chris Quilter, Laura Rohl, Lester Savit, Jasmine Shodja

 

Platinum Sponsors

Cody and Deborah Engle, Jane and Joe Hanauer, Greg and Barbara MacGillivray, Lou and Laura Rohl, Anonymous

 

Gold Sponsors

Ranney and Priscilla Draper, Gary and Betsy Jenkins, Peter and Gail Ochs, Steven and Kristin Samuelian

 

Event Sponsors

Montage Laguna Beach
Broadway by Amar Santana

Arrow and Branch, Carbonadi Vodka, Código 1530, Modern Illuminations Productions

 

Community Business Partners

Gregg Abel Construction Inc., Laguna Beach Books, Salt Fine Art