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Swim Meet

| May 1, 2014 | Parties

The Party
Spring Fling replaced the Summer Solstice as MCASD’s annual groovy bash hosted by the museum’s Avant Garde group. You know, those pretty young art patrons in the making...

The Scene
This year’s pool-party theme was inspired by art, of course—but not just any art installation. Celeste Boursier-Mougenot’s “Untitled (Series #3)” included an array of white porcelain bowls floating in small pools, delicately chiming as they drifted across the swirling waters. Thankfully, no one tried to dive in, although the crowd did get rowdy later when DJ Man-Cat donned a unicorn head as he spun.

The Highlights
Making a grand entrance, several art-covered cars were parked in front, courtesy of event sponsor Mercedes-Benz. Once inside, guests sipped tiki cocktails in a cabana setting. Meanwhile, a VIP dinner was orchestrated by S.D. chef Andrew Spurgin, also part of the host committee. On the menu? Family-style barbecue with a robata twist. Think DIY noodle bowls, Sriracha wings and siu mai dumplings. On the foodie topic, don’t miss the current (and daring) exhibit Produce, featuring the work of painter Eva Struble, who delves into issues of immigration, labor and the agricultural industry on which S.D. relies heavily. –Photography by Stacy Keck


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