Night Gallery Black & White Ball
October 16, 2016
Mezcal Cantina y Cocina
In honor of Ghost Walk Riverside’s 25th Anniversary Celebration, please join California Riverside Ballet at Night Gallery Black & White Ball, a juried art show and auction featuring festive appetizers and a champagne reception.
See work from amazing local and regional artists selected by our esteemed panel of judges and have the opportunity to take home your favorites. Works will range from contemporary watercolor to modern photography.
Honorary Chair – City of Riverside Ward 1 Council Member Mike Gardner
Lisa Marie Visingardi
The event will feature a wine tasting from One Hope Wine. Not only will select purchases qualify for donations back to California Riverside Ballet, but every wine is partnered with a national or regional cause.
Suggested donation is $40. Proceeds will go toward California Riverside Ballet’s outreach programs including The Academy Program, which offers underserved children the opportunity to learn ballet. Donations are tax deductible.
California Cocktail Attire
Mezcal Cantina y Cocina
3737 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Meet the Artists
Michael J. Elderman, Silvia Pangara, Rachel Haigh, Allison Wood, Ruby Miranda, Hayley Medina, Alexandra Cancino, Trinity Dzvonick, Ailyn Chavez, Julia Valdez, Andre Pace
Caryn Marsella joined RAM in 2011. Prior to becoming Art Education Director, Ms. Marsella taught on-site art classes for children with autism, preschoolers, and elementary school students. She also presented RAM’s free First Sunday and Artswalk programming for intergenerational audiences. As Art Education Director, she supervises all things educational, from on-site programs tailored for preschoolers, home schoolers, at-risk youth, persons with special needs, and theme-based programs for all ages to large off-site programs, such as Creative Horizons (bringing art education to families living in transitional housing facilities) and Art–to–Go (providing art education to students throughout the Riverside Unified School District and beyond). She also oversees all adult art education programming, as well as teaching our special needs and preschool art classes.
My career in museum exhibitions came by way of street art. Which led to studying studio practices and behavioral sciences in community college. Followed by an AA in Behavioral Sciences. In university, I pursued fine art and education ultimately receiving a BFA in drawing and painting and a minor in art education. I paid for my university degree by doing facility maintenance in the university and a senior community. That set of skills and my interest in creativity led to complex installation artwork. My reputation for sophisticated installations opened a door into gallery preparation. That would be the beginning of my newfound career path. While freelancing I became more interested in Exhibition Production and the skills associated with registrars, conservators, and designers. I investigated opportunities in collections management and exhibition coordination. It lead to an incredible opportunity with the Riverside Art Museum, a medium size non-profit art museum with a nice size collection in Riverside, Ca. As Exhibitions and Collections Coordinator I have practiced art handling, installation, registration duties, design, transportation and logistics, managed crews, coordinated complex installations and inventoried the collection. It’s great to be here and be a part of this community of creative.
Rachael Dzikonski is a multi media artist whose focus is in drawing, ceramics and photography. She was born in Redlands, California and raised in Temecula, California. Creativity is the basis of her nature whether it be with creating artwork or decorating walls — it all came naturally. It was not until the end of her first year in college that she decided that she would use her talents and creativity as a teacher and an artist. Rachael began teaching in the Riverside Arts Council’s Art as Therapy program as well as their Arts & Minds program during her senior year of college. After graduating with a BA in Art Education from California State University, San Bernardino, Rachael took the position of the Program Director for the Riverside Arts Council and has delved into the community and art scene in Riverside. Rachael has shown her work at the Riverside Arts Project, Division 9 Gallery, SCA Project Gallery and has also donated work for the Sea No Evil Art Show as well as the Mayor’s Ball for the Arts. She was the Curator and Gallery Manager at the Riverside Arts Project gallery while it was open and is also the head curator for the Summer Arts at Dos Lagos, Judged and Juried Art Show in Corona, California.