Night Life: Wowed by NOW at Night

The Corcoran Contemporaries’ annual fundraising night to feature dizzying array of art and a scary good headlining DJ
By Michael M Clements

Allison Herdemian, Stephanie Norman, and Jessica Foster at NOW at Night 2010. Photos by Michael Domingo

Talk about interactive art. On October 21st the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design Corcoran Contemporaries are hosting their second annual cocktail fundraising party, NOW at Night. From 8 PM till midnight, philanthropists and fellow art lovers and collectors will come together for a night of food, drink, , and of course, art. But, that’s all been said before – what sets this year apart from others is the presence of  DJ Spooky. Don’t let the DJ moniker “scare” you, Spooky, who’s real name is Paul D Miller, is more than a disc spinner; he’s a renaissance man with innovative music, video, photography and web projects, including “The Book of Ice,” featuring photos and stills from his journey to Antarctica.  Talk about chill!

After grabbing a drink (or two) and getting spooked out, guests can view the Corcoran’s collections knowing they are helping to support NOW at the Corcoran –  a series of exhibitions that presents new and site-specific work by emerging and mid-career artists. But that’s not all – no, there’s is no Ginsu knife included – but guests also receive a private viewing of the recently installed exhibition 30 Americans, which includes works from African American artists who have made a significant impact in art within the last three decades. And if that wasn’t enough to “wow” you – this could also be your last chance to view ’s exhibition Painting Big, which comes down October 23rd.  Somewhere in there you’ll also need to find time to schmooze and flirt – after all, last year’s event drew a young and sexy crowd, and we expect much of the same this year. To art!

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