Mirror | Mirror
Friday, June 20, 2014
7 pm - 11 pm EDT
Mirror | Mirror, this year’s massive summer celebration on Friday, June 20, was inspired by the return of Lucas Samaras’s Mirrored Room, 1966, to the Albright-Knox. More than 1,000 guests shined at the fundraising celebration, which also marked the opening of the special exhibition Lucas Samaras: Reflections.
Guests experienced the Mirrored Room, sharing their #MirroredRoomSelfies; enjoyed pop-up performances by AcroYoga performers, aerialist Ashley Vita Verde, magician Garrett Thomas, and Pyromancy; and danced to music spun by DJ Marcos Udagawa. Six lucky winners went home with great prizes generously provided by Alessi, Chihuly Studios, Diane O’Donnel Contemporary Designs, and Eaton CHOCOLATE.
The evening’s carnival-inspired feast—including snacks inspired by carnival games and rides like darts and the Tilt-a-Whirl—was generously provided by Presenting Sponsor Rich’s Catering & Special Events, and beverages—including the signature SKYY Vodka Slushie—were generously provided by North American Breweries and Southern Wine & Spirits.
The Albright-Knox extends its appreciation to event chairs Martha and Tom Hyde, Mary and Lou Knotts, Molly and Charles Lambros, Sonja and Janne Sirén, and Carolyn and John Yurtchuk; co-chairs Michelle Capizzi and Annmarie Maxwell; and everyone who came and helped us kick off another great summer. The evening would not have been possible without our many corporate sponsors and special friends.
Susan O’Connor Baird and Bruce Baird
Bob Bojdak and Sarah Williams
Buffalo Cardiology & Pulmonary Associates
Diane O’Donnel Contemporary Designs
First Niagara Bank
Gastroenterology Associates, LLP
Imagine Staffing Technology, Inc.
Maxwell Murphy, LLC
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Marcia and Alphonso O’Neil-White
Paul William Beltz, P.C.
Pierce Family Foundation
Sanderson Wealth Management, LLC
UBS Financial Services
Monica Angle and Sam Magavern
Jennifer Bayles and Rob Steinfeld
CrestView Business Consulting LLC
Dent Neurologic Institute/Dr. Laszlo L. Mechtler
Gurney Becker & Bourne
Stephanie and Brad Kroth
Magavern Magavern Grimm LLP
Joan and Barry Malin
N. Choops Painting, Inc.
The Santarosa Group
Janet and Wayne Wisbaum
Special Arrangements for the Evening
Alessi/Diane O’Donnel Contemporary Designs
Blake Dawson/Advantage TI
Empire Building Diagnostics Inc.
G&R Tent Rental
Lin Manufacturing & Design
The New Museum
North American Breweries
Southern Wine & Spirits
Tony Walker & Co.