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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Springfield, MO. (September 18, 2019) – The Annual 99x (Times) Party, a Museum signature fundraising event benefiting the Collection Preservation & Conservation Fund returns on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Begun in 2014, the 99x Party has raised over $64,000 in critical conservation funds in order to help preserve the Museum's collection for the next 100 years so it can continue to delight and educate audiences for generations to come.
This year's event, 99x: Myths & Monsters, raises funds to restore 59 newly donated works to our collection by Rose O'Neill, a portion of which are slated for a focus exhibition in 2022. Twenty-three local stylists, artists, and musicians will transform the Museum into an enchanted woodland of living art tableaux and performances - all inspired by Rose O’Neill’s mythical and fantastical creatures called "Sweet Monsters." A 2019 inductee into the National Women’s Hall of Fame, O’Neill was a prolific artist, illustrator, inventor, author, bohemian, fashion icon, and suffragist with strong local ties.
Guests of 99x: Myths & Monsters will enjoy food, drink, and live music from The Violet Lockets, as well as roving performers Sarah Hebert, Laura Killingsworth, Danielle Koch, Drew Holt, and creature creations by Emily Edgar Makeup. Stylists include: Sandi Baker, Nate Black, Andie Bottrell, Madeline Brice, Tommi Clark, Culture Flock, Deitra Magazine, Lillian Fitzpatrick, the Greens, Whitney Gillenwaters, Allison Jester, Heather Kane, Colby Kern, Crystal Methyd, Danielle Million, Meganne Rosen, Jennifer Vaughn, and Jackie Warren.
Returning this year is a VIP Sponsor Hour sponsored by O’Reilly Hospitality Management with beverages and signature cocktail courtesy of Macadoodles. Guests are encouraged to dress in creative cocktail attire keeping with the theme. Part of the fun of the event is being photographed inside the immersive art tableaux. Guests also receive a commemorative Look Book that immortalizes the ephemeral creations, on display for one night only. 99x: Myths & Monsters is generously presented by Hagan, Tucker, Schmitt & Gintz LLC CPAs + Advisors.
Want to go?When: Saturday, September 28, 2019Cost: VIP Sponsor Hour 6-7 PM, begins at $250; General Admission 7-9:30 PM, $35 in advance (Advance ticket sales end Friday, September 27, 5 PM), $45 at the doorWhere: Springfield Art Museum, located at 1111 East Brookside DriveCall 417-837-5700 or visit www.sgfmuseum.org for ticketsEvent intended for guests 21+
The Springfield Art Museum is Springfield, Missouri’s oldest cultural institution, founded in 1928. A department of the City of Springfield, we are dedicated to enhancing the education and documenting the cultural heritage of the people of southwest Missouri through the collection, preservation, and exhibition of art objects. For more information, please visit www.sgfmuseum.org. For more information, please contact Joshua Best, Development and Marketing Coordinator, (417) 874-2859 or email@example.com