SURF'S UP IN L.A.--THE A+D MUSEUM GALA "CELEBRATE: GROUNDSWELL"....PART III It was one of those nights in Los Angeles when those in the know about art, design, architecture, surfing and skateboarding all collided into one happy mix this past June 28 for the museum's annual fundraiser...with each year having a different theme. And what could be more L.A. than surfing and skateboarding, eh? Some of the leading local and international artists, architects and designers crafted custom surfboards, boogie boards and skateboards for the silent auction...while a bevy of beautiful-bodies models showcased them in a live catwalk show -- emceed by actor Boise Thomas. All proceeds from the auction benefit the museum which opened its doors in 2001 and continues to be the only museum in the U.S. where continuous exhibits devoted exclusively to architecture and design are on view. SHOWN ABOVE (clockwise from top left): A+D Museum Executive Director Tibbie Dunbar shows off a two-part surfboard by architect Tom Wiscombe; surfing wunderkind Keanu Igarishi holds his very own surfboard while P.R. specialist Shaun Thompson (left) and interior designer Kristi Nelson (right) flank him; a display of five colorful boards by (from left) Rios Clementi Hale, Biglin Architecture, Selbert Perkins Design, Yazdani and West of West; performance artist Gregory Adamson; and a model holding an intricately carved skateboard by Imaginary Forces.
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Sherri J. Fuller
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