The Countdown Begins….
By Elissa Marcus
What’s May, and 15th, and absurd all over? If you answered, “The Ohio Art League’s One Night: Absolutely Absurd” then you’re eagerly counting down to this bacchanalian bash like the rest of us… if not, then we’re starting to wonder about you! You do like art, right? And you do like to party? Oh sad, under-informed, non-ticket-holding reader, let me let you in on what’s in the works for this Night of Nights, after which you will simply have to have a ticket for you and your plus-one.
I had the opportunity to sit down with the cheerful and industrious One Night Elves this week to drool over their grand design. First things first—the food! Minuteman Pizza will be providing us with a mountain of their delicious pies. Quite a few other vendors are coming down the pike as I write (and you read!) For those of you with a sweet tooth, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams will be in attendance along with Let’s All Eat Cupcakes. If that isn’t enough for you, our event space is going to be brimming to the gills with candies, cakes and more—if it’s packaged in plastic and it tastes like freckles and baby laughs, it’ll be there.
Beer and liquor will be flowing like, well, wine, and there’ll be plenty of that as well. The night’s entertainment promises to be diverse and over-the-top; there are many names on the list, but so far we have the amazing Dr. Danga Grimaldi and his Exhibition Fantastique and the always fabulous Nina West. Mike Wall will be performing in concert with musicians from around the world—over Skype, during Patron Preview Night. A photobooth will be on hand to capture, in color (or black and white, if you choose), your bewitchingly attired, 6-drinks-deep hamming of it up.
This year’s theme is “Absolutely Absurd” and, ladies and gentlemen, make sure you are outfitted appropriately! Brooks Brothers makes a fine suit but absurd they are not; be sure to come dressed flamboyantly, ludicrously, and above all, preposterously. This promises to be a sparkling night to remember!
It’s also not too late to submit artwork for the show—after all, the ultimate name of the game is getting great art into the hands of great people.
One Night: Absolutely Absurd is on Saturday, May 15th, 2010 starting at 8 p.m. until 1 p.m. Tickets for One Night: Absolutely Absurd are $40 and can be purchased here. For those who would like access to their next great art piece without the clamorous throng of revelers, a special, non-absurd Patron Preview will be held on Friday, May 14th, 2010 from 7:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. Tickets for this event are $100 (or $175 per couple) and cover both the Patron Preview and One Night.