By Cheri Fox
Culver City,CA(Perfect Skin Today)4/7/15/–Academy Award winning actress Halle Berry and Goldie Hawn celebrate Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA 3rd Kaleidoscope Ball
Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA celebrated its Third Annual Kaleidoscope Ball on Saturday, May 2, 2015. The event was presented by Harry Winston, Inc., and set at a local private hangar in Culver City location at 3LABS.
Academy Award-Winning® Actress, Halle Berry, and Goldie Hawn teamed up with famous street Artists Mr. Brainwash and PichiAvo and Halle Berry was presented hospital’s “Kaleidoscope Award” from fellow Academy Award-Winner®, Goldie Hawn.
This charity event was a real mix of art meets academic health and science. Over 700 people attended the event which showcases the street artists and popular Los Angeles artists throughout the Hagar set up like a sophisticated art gallery.
It was the very first time these world-renowned street artists came together and curated a selection of art pieces that were auctioned off in celebration of the evening’s theme, “Los Angeles: An Art-Full City.”
Mr. Brainwash, award winning artist created a one-of-a-kind piece using the quote, “People will stare. Make it worth their while,” inspired by an old Harry Winston advertisement.
Mr. Brainwash also created a one-of-a-kind Mattel ride-on car for the auction and each table featured one of his “Life is Beautiful” sculptures, in pink and blue color set at table centre pieces;
The hospitals most prestigious awards were presented to Kelvin Davis who received the hospital’s highest honor, the “Philanthropic Leadership Award,” and rising star, Halston Sage, received the “Young Luminary Award.
Special guest Chris O’Donnell from CSI TV show presented the “Extraordinary Children’s Award” to his friend, Charlie Croxall. Actress Poppy Montgomery also hosted the evening while guests enjoyed a special musical performance by Grammy-Nominated artist Aloe Blacc and old-school hip-hop and rock favorites from top international DJ Michelle Pesce.
The evening also featured artists including, Los Angeles favorite, Robert Vargas, painting live at the event, while internationally acclaimed artists PichiAvo and Shepard Fairey (best known for his wildly popular Obama Hope poster), along with Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, Ed Ruscha, Bill Wegman, Charles Arnoldi, Enrique Martinez Celaya, Mike Stilkey, Billy Al Bengston, Sage Vaughn, Charming Baker, among several others, all donated special pieces for this highly successful event.
The evening, co-chaired by Amanda Brown, Beth Friedman, Chloë Sommer, Marcelle Frey and Tim Campbell, Chloe Sommer was dressed as the belle of the ball is a one of a kind ball gown created by her personal friend and designer.
The event started with a cocktail reception and special dinner prepared by Wolfgang Puck Catering, led by famed chef Wolfgang Puck. Guests feasted on a number of gourmet creations including Truffled Macaroni and Cheese Bites, Smoked Salmon Pizza with Caviar and Dill Crème Fraîche and Roasted Bass with Violet Cauliflower.
In conjunction with the 2014 Kaleidoscope Ball, the presenting sponsor, Harry Winston, Inc., announced with the UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute the establishment of the Harry Winston Fellowship Fund. As part of the Harry Winston Brilliant Futures Charitable Program, the company is supporting the work of young pediatric physicians and scientists who are conducting research to prevent, treat, and cure disease and illness in children.
The evening raised over $2 million. Proceeds from the dinner benefitted UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute at Mattel Children’s Hospital. Under the leadership of Dr. Sherin Devaskar, Physician-in-Chief, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA and Executive Director,
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