Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA celebrated its Third Annual Kaleidoscope Ball on Saturday, May 2, 2015, presented by Harry Winston, Inc., at 3LABS in Culver City. Academy Award-Winning Actress, Halle Berry, received the hospital’s “Kaleidoscope Award” from fellow Academy Award-Winner Goldie Hawn.
Kelvin Davis received the hospital’s highest honor, the “Philanthropic Leadership Award,” and rising star, Halston Sagec, received the “Young Luminary Award. Special guest Chris O’Donnell proudly presented the “Extraordinary Children’s Award” to his friend, Charlie Croxall. Actress Poppy Montgomery helped host the evening while guests enjoyed a special musical performance by Grammy-Nominated artist Aloe Blacc and old-school hip-hop and rock favorites from top international DJ Michelle Pesce.
For the first time ever, world-renowned street artists came together and curated a selection of art pieces that were auctioned off in celebration of the evening’s theme, “Los Angeles: An Art-Full City.” Award winning street artist, Mr. Brainwash, created a one-of-a-kind piece using the quote, “People will stare. Make it worth their while,” inspired by an old Harry Winston advertisement. Mr. Brainwash also created a one-of-a-kind Mattel ride-on car for the auction and each table featured one of his “Life is Beautiful” sculptures, which were also donated.
The evening also featured work from notable artists including, Los Angeles favorite, Robert Vargas, painting live at the event, while internationally acclaimed artists PichiAvo and Shepard Fairey (best known for his wildly popular Obama Hope poster), along with Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, Ed Ruscha, Bill Wegman, Charles Arnoldi, E
nrique Martinez Celaya, Mike Stilkey, Billy Al Bengston, Sage Vaughn, Charming Baker, among several others, all donated special pieces for this highly successful event.
The evening, co-chaired by Amanda Brown, Beth Friedman, Chloë Sommer, Marcelle Frey and Tim Campbell, included a cocktail reception and special dinner prepared by Wolfgang Puck Catering, led by famed chef Wolfgang Puck. Guests feasted on a number of gourmet creations including Truffled Macaroni and Cheese Bites, Smoked Salmon Pizza with Caviar and Dill Crème Fraîche and Roasted Bass with Violet Cauliflower.
In conjunction with the 2014 Kaleidoscope Ball, the presenting sponsor, Harry Winston, Inc., announced with the UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute the establishment of the Harry Winston Fellowship Fund. As part of the Harry Winston Brilliant Futures Charitable Program, the company is supporting the work of young pediatric physicians and scientists who are conducting research to prevent, treat, and cure disease and illness in children.
The highly successful evening raised over $2 million. Proceeds from the dinner benefitted UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute at Mattel Children’s Hospital. Under the leadership of Dr. Sherin Devaskar, Physician-in-Chief, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA and Executive Director, UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute, a multidisciplinary team of physicians and scientists are working tirelessly to produce and deliver the finest, most advanced research, treatments, and medicines available for children.
Photos by PPLA photographer Chelsea Moore.