Pointe of Departure--An Art Inspired Fundraiser for Joffrey Ballet

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The newly formed Joffrey Auxiliary Board (JAB) is making its move with a very cool fundraiser called Pointe of Departure on Thursday, February 10th, from 6-9 PM at Archisesto, 1006 W. Randolph St.  This art exhibition will be an evening where the stage and canvas collide. Inspired by a dancer's pointe shoe, featured works by over 40 noteworthy artists were commissioned specifically for this event.  From contemporary to classic, all pieces are unique and will be available for sale to benefit the Joffrey Ballet.  In addition to these works, there will also be over 50 vintage posters  which will be available for event goers to purchase.  

 

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A sample of the ballet inspired artwork by photographer/artist Mila Samokhina.

From contemporary to classic, all pieces are unique and will be available for sale to benefit the Joffrey Ballet.  In addition to these works, there will also be over 50 vintage posters  which will be available for event goers to purchase.  Wolfgang Puck will cater the party and there will be a live and silent auction as well as a set price for certain items.  Guests will meet the artists, enjoy the hot sounds of DJ Sadie, enjoy complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and mingle with our world famous Joffrey dancers. Co-chairs Jennifer Anton and John Walcher along with their fab Honorary Host Committee and event committee have worked hard and long on this first-of-its-kind event and I hope to see you all there!  Advanced tickets are $40, or $55 at the door.  www.joffrey.org  or call Julia at (312) 386-8941.

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