Immerse yourself in Hollywood, both past and present, at the action packed 29th annual Omelette Party benefitting the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Lights, Camera, EGG-tion! will highlight the Museum’s film program, which brings independent, foreign and classic films to Oklahoma City, and its importance in fulfilling the mission of enriching lives through the visual arts.
Lights, Camera, EGG-tion!
This Saturday, March 9th, marks the 29th annual Omelette Party Fundraiser, presented by and benefiting the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and what better way to raise money than pairing delicious breakfast cuisine with some fantastic art.
“Lights.Camera.Egg-tion benefits the entire Museum,” Lee Lassiter, Marketing & Communications Associate for the OKCMOA explained. “We are highlighting The Film Program, which screens the finest independent, international, and classic films, for many reasons including the fact that every February it brings Oscar nominated films to OKC and the theme is really fun.”
With a focus on films, we were curious what guests might expect.
“It’s a really fun theme! Focusing on the Film Program provides a variety of elements to incorporate into our messages (think famous movie quotes), decorations (red carpet and movies screens), and even into costumes,” Lassiter said. “Yes, guests always like to look their best at the Omelette Party! Last year there were plenty of kings and queens when Eggs Royale celebrated our special exhibition, Princely Treasures: European Masterpieces 1600-1800 from the Victoria and Albert Museum. This year, I have heard talk of Sandy and Danny from Grease showing up, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see a Chewbacca or some other iconic movie characters. That’s what is so fun about Film, there is something for everyone.”
Although this year’s theme is film focused, the entire museum benefits from the event.
“Every department, including our curatorial department – which brings special exhibitions to the Museum; education program – which plans programs, lectures and classes; community outreach -which includes our Healing Arts programs, will benefit from the funds raised through sponsorships, donations of art and time by committee members, artists, and chefs and ticket sales to the event itself and form the art raffle,” Lassiter said.
There is more to this fundraiser that just yummy eats and art.
The “Omelette Party is said to be one of the best nights out in OKC. We have live music and a DJ to keep everyone on the dance floor,” Lassiter told us. “But there will also be great food! We have 18 amazing chefs cooking up omelettes, and other egg dishes along with an open bar.”
Our mission is to enrich lives through the visual arts is made possible through gifts of all kinds, large and small.
Don’t get too caught on your costume yet, the OKCMOA isn’t stopping there because they are going to be holding a raffle as well.
“As pieces are brought to the Museum in preparation for the Art Raffle, we are more and more impressed with the talent and generosity of our local artists,” Lassiter explained. “We are showing their work in a photo gallery on Facebook. So far, there are two pieces of furniture that will be part of the raffle that would be a great investment in functional art.”
Raffle tickets are being sold in selections of 5 tickets for $20 or even a better, 30 tickets for only $100; the raffle is an exciting way to make great art accessible to anyone who’d like to support the Museum.
“So far we have paintings, sculptures and furniture – like I said the items just keep coming in to the Museum,” Lassiter told us, “So, we will keep adding them to our Facebook gallery. I want to mention that we are planning to display the artwork within a new location inside the Coca-Cola Bricktown Events Center, the change has allowed for more space and improved lighting to view.”
For those you who are not able to make it to the Omelette Party, Lee explained to us the many other ways that you can help out.
“Our mission is to enrich lives through the visual arts is made possible through gifts of all kinds, large and small,” Lassiter said. “Becoming a member is probably the easiest way to support the Museum. Members’ benefits grow with the level of support, and there is something for everyone: students, individuals, couples, and families. You can also gift a membership as a gift, which is really the gift of time together. For those who can, donating to our Annual Fund and donating through corporate giving is a way to help us plan and bring more programs to the community; we also host ARTonTap in the fall.”
*Respective Images Artist, Title and Medium: Regina Murphy, Serendipity; watercolor, acrylic and collage. Suzanne Peck, Fog Series; Oil on Masonite Board. Suzanne C Thomas, Those Beautiful Fiery Dames; Acrylic. Suzanne Wallace Mears, The Kiss Kiln formed Glass.