The Parrish Art Museum’s annual Spring Fling community celebration, fundraiser, and networking event on Saturday, April 30 attracted nearly 300 partygoers, and raised over $120,000 toward supporting the Parrish’s year-round educational programs for children and adults. The 2022 co-chairs were Maryanne Horwath and Laura Wynne.
Spring Fling guests danced to music by DJ Marc Bauman in the Lichtenstein Theater, bid on the silent auction in the lobby, enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres and small tasting plates in the lobby and Theater catered by Elegant Affairs, and explored the critically acclaimed exhibition An Art of Changes: Jasper Johns Prints, 1960 – 2018, an illuminating survey of the seminal artist’s six-decade printmaking practice. The silent auction offered unique goods and services donated by the East End business and professional community, including luxury handbags and designer accessories, gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses, decorative items and art works by artists and artisans, plus an array of unique spa, sport, and educational experiences on the East End.
A Parrish tradition for nearly three decades, Spring Fling raises over $100,000 annually for education programs, including Access Parrish, which offers learning experiences specifically designed for youth and adults with varied needs and abilities, including children on the autism spectrum, and individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia, or Parkinson’s Disease, and their care partners. The event also supports year-round school collaborations, tours, studio activities, programs developed with regional educators, after school art workshops, school vacation programs, weekly open studios for families and teens, bi-lingual family tours, and the annual Student Exhibition.
For more info, visit www.parrishart.org