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The Black & White Ball
Helen Day Art Center's 28th Annual Benefit

An Elegant evening of Chance.
April 29, 2017
Stowe Mountain Lodge, 5pm

black tie optional

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Our 2017 Gala promises to be an elegant and exciting evening. We will continue our tradition of Live and Silent Auctions that offer sought-after and exclusive items and experiences, as well as our Art Auction featuring renown artists for which the Art Center has become known.


In addition to the auctions this year and back by popular demand, we will have a handful of casino tables for your entertainment. This is your chance to get dolled up in your finest attire, and we invite guests to dress on theme in black and white. The annual Helen Day Gala continues to be the premiere event in Stowe that showcases our community’s love of the arts and sophisticated culture.  

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2017 Auctioneer: Gabriela Palmieri

Gabriela Palmieri. Photo J Grassi/Patrickmcmullan.com


 Music by DJ Luis Calderin

calderonMusic has always been a gigantic part of my life. I’ve dj’d, hosted and emceed events for over 20 years. From concerts to house parties, radio shows to mixtapes, my goal has always been simple; ensure the soundtrack I’m creating allows my audience to have the time of their lives. I play and explore just about all genres of music and try not to pigeonhole myself to any specific category.

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Photography by Erica Allen

I was born in Southern Vermont, to a mother who could find a treasure at any flea market and a father who turned hats out of wood. Creating seemed inevitable in my family, remarkable or not, we all, my three siblings included, derived pleasure from the process. Whether giving birth to my daughters, Francis and Coco, returning to my Vermont roots after 10 years in NYC or capturing a moment in time through a lens, life is about moving forward to become better and to create along the way. The power of a camera and the eternity of a photo, allow us to hold onto time. Today I find my inspiration from youth and food. They go hand and hand I suppose.


Left: Vanessa Violette and Giulia Eliason, former Gala Chairs, photographed by Erica Allen. 0 spacer

Featured Artwork - Idoline Duke & Dorothy Simpson Krause

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Art Auction Gallery
Stay tuned for a sneak peek at some of the art that will be available in this year's auction!

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