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Benefit

2019 Annual Benefit & Celebration

Monday, November 4 | 6:30–11pm

Join us on November 4 at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater, when Fulcrum Arts’ Annual Benefit will honor and celebrate the accomplishments of three extraordinary individuals: artist Nancy Baker Cahill, astrophysicist Dr. Rebecca Oppenheimer, and visual/performance artist Julie Tolentino

Patron Reception: 6:30 – 8:00pm
VIP Program: 8:00 – 9:00pm
Afterparty: 9:00 – 11:00pm

The event will feature a performance of Wind Down by Lindsey Lollie and a special marionette performance by the Bob Baker Marionette Theater.

The afterparty will feature a DJ set by LA’s own Polyplastic!

We are thrilled to honor these three trailblazing women as treasured contributors to the Fulcrum Arts community and look to you today for your participation and support. They each demonstrate bold experimentation and achievement at the forefront of art, science, and social change, and reaffirm our commitment to create greater equity and opportunities within the intersection of art and science for women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ identified artists.

Your support is key to advancing Fulcrum Arts’ mission to promote social change by championing creative and critical thinkers at the intersection of art and science, contributing to a more vibrant, challenging, and inclusive community.

Nancy Baker Cahill is a multi-disciplinary artist who works with augmented reality (AR), drawing, video, virtual reality, and sound. Her free AR app 4th Wall allows for collaborative opportunities, while additionally functioning as a tool for social practice and empathy. In 2019, Baker Cahill’s AR work Revolutions was the standout project at Desert X and praised by the Los Angeles Times when they professed, “Nancy Baker Cahill cracks the glass ceiling in male-dominated land art.”

A comparative exoplanetary scientist, Dr. Rebecca Oppenheimer’s research involves the study of planets orbiting stars other than the Sun. Her optics lab at the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History in New York is the birthplace of a number of new astronomical instruments. Dr. Oppenheimer is the co-discoverer of the first brown dwarf, Gliese 229B, and her curatorial work includes the exhibitions Journey to the Stars (2009-13) and Exoplanets (2007-08).

Julie Tolentino is a Filipina-Salvadorian artist whose collaborative projects extend into video, object and scent-making, soundscapes, and texts drawn from the “outside” learning spaces of activism, advocacy, loss, and caregiving. In 1990 she co-founded The Clit Club, a sex-positive lesbian nightclub in New York that promoted safe sex and existed as an intergenerational, multi-racial, and mixed class venue for women that ran until 2002. In 2019 she was a Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant recipient.

We will be delighted to see you on November 4 as we celebrate front-running cultural achievements in art and science, while building robust support for Fulcrum Arts’ generative, visionary programming. Your patronage means everything to us, and to our programming that broadens and defines diversity and excellence in art and science.

Born in Altadena, California, Lindsey Lollie studied at California Institute of the Arts where she met several of her collaborators. She has performed in collaboration with CARLON, is a currently a dancer with szalt dance co., and is the founder of lollieworks. Lollie’s work has been presented at numerous venues including the Electric Lodge, Pieter Performance Space and on the 2019 FRINGE festival at Diavolo Performance Space. Lollie will present Wind Down which is performed in front of giant electric fans and set to a sound score by Grammy Award-winning composer Alex Wand. Wind Down “explores containment and PTSD whilst on the path to recovery and freedom”.

The Bob Baker Marionette Theater provides unique theatrical experiences; to educate, to celebrate, to rejuvenate puppetry and the allied arts.They see the world as a birthday cake: baked with care, frosted with imagination and intent, served across generations as a sanctuary of sweet, sprinkled with a little stardust, a living theater of whipped cream over delight!

Polyplastic is the project of LA natives Charlie Ellis and Emily Ibarra with producer Dylan Bostick. Inspired by his time as a welder in Philadelphia, Ellis’ songwriting is influenced by industrial and post-punk genres, marrying lyrical melodies with angular guitar lines and a driving rhythm section. With a few bare-bones demos, the band started playing shows in LA and touring the US, and have since supported acts such as Wolf Alice, Priests, and Ryley Walker. They independently released their debut EP, Not No, in Summer 2018, which earned them a spot as an official SXSW showcasing artists in 2019 as well as radio play on BBC Radio 6.

Gifts received by October 10 will be acknowledged in the event program.

Bob Baker Marionette Theater
4949 York Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90042

Big Bang $50,000+
Includes 20 admissions to the Patron Reception, VIP Program, & Afterparty (Two tables of 10)
VIP Tableside Concierge Service
Full-page color tribute/ad in Event Program
Recognition in Event Program and Fulcrum Arts website
Forty Raffle Tickets

Breakthrough $25,000
Includes 10 admissions to the Patron Reception, VIP Program, & Afterparty (Table of 10)
VIP Tableside Concierge Service
Full-page color tribute/ad in Event Program
Recognition in Event Program and Fulcrum Arts website
Twenty Raffle Tickets

Innovation $10,000
Includes 8 admissions to the Patron Reception, VIP Program, & Afterparty (Table of 8)
Half-page color tribute/ad in Event Program
Recognition in Event Program and Fulcrum Arts website
Sixteen Raffle Tickets

Catalyst $5,000
Includes 6 admissions to the Patron Reception, VIP Program, & Afterparty
Table seating
Quarter-page color tribute/ad in Event Program
Recognition in Event Program and Fulcrum Arts website
Twelve Raffle Tickets

Synthesis $2,500
Includes 4 admissions to the Patron Reception, VIP Program, & Afterparty
Table seating
Listed in Event Program and Fulcrum Arts website
Eight Raffle Tickets

Fusion $1,000
Includes 2 admissions to the Patron Reception, VIP Program, & Afterparty
Table seating
Listed in Event Program and Fulcrum Arts website
Four Raffle Tickets

Theory $500
Admission for 1 to the Patron Reception, VIP Program, & Afterparty
Table seating
Listed in Event Program and Fulcrum Arts website
Two Raffle Tickets