Entertainment

VIRTUAL REALITY PAINTING by Microsoft

Get ready to paint in 3D space with Virtual Reality! MICROSOFT is providing a VR experience by way of Google Tilt Brush, so you can really feel at the forefront of art and technology. Your room is your canvas. Your palette is your imagination. The possibilities are endless. Paint life-size three-dimensional brush strokes, stars, light, and even fire. Experience painting as you have never before.

PERFORMANCE by The Redef Movement

THE REDEF MOVEMENT is a dance company based in New Jersey, under the direction of John Barrella, that will be performing a special piece for STARDUST. The main company and affiliated “crews” perform primarily throughout the tri-state area.  Each crew creates pieces that center around hip hop and street styles such as B-boy, Locking, Popping, and more. The techniques they train in have full influence on both classic & modern choreography to music in the styles of Hip Hop, Funk, Rock, Soul, Blues & all other styles of music.

SCULPTURE INSTALLATION by Michael Rees

Since the advent of our internet age, MICHAEL REES has been redefining objects by using digital technology and innovative material to engage contemporary themes and subjects with sculpture. The sculptures that will be exhibited at STARDUST were part of the development process for new work from his projects Pneumatopia (Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas) and Synthetic Cells: Site and Para/Site (Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey). As such, they represent a speculative investigation that is part science fiction, part architecture and part pastoral. They are abstract and extended almost to immateriality and composed of images, virtual objects, animations, and an interactive app accessed by digital tablets. Guests are invited to experience these large works of art at the gala.

MOBILE BIDDING by OneCause

MOBILE BIDDING is a paperless bidding method that allows guests AND non-attendees to bid straight from their phones! You’re invited to participate in exciting live and silent auctions to win Artwork, Travel, Nights Out, New Experiences and more! Sign up now!

EMCEE | Stephen Rubino

DJ | JG Entertainment

We live in a world of ever-evolving technology that touches every part of our lives. Stardust: a futuristic fundraiser celebrates the nexus of art and technology whether it’s our gala venue Bell Works, the original Eero Saarinen-designed Bell Labs which housed over 6000 engineers and researchers and is now enjoying a renaissance as an incubator for high-tech start-ups…or Microsoft, the technological behemoth, which offers a Virtual Reality Painting Experience… or an on-site installation from noted sculptor Michael Rees which superimposes digital images onto his three-dimensional works.