MCA's artEdge a funky, fashionable fundraiser
Candace Jordan covers Chicago's hottest parties
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) and his wife Amy Rule (left) at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art's Art Edge Gala on Saturday, February 04, 2012. (Photo for the Tribune by Marina Makropoulos / February 4, 2012)
Award-winning artist Nick Cave treated the crowd to a special presentation of his Soundsuits, which are larger-than-life living sculptures made from textiles and found materials. Their swishing and rustling created their own soundtracks while the eye-popping assortment of colors created unique performance art.
Event chairmen Liza and Marc Brooks, Anne and Don Edwards, Penny Pritzker and Bryan Traubert thanked the 460 guests for supporting the museum, with Pritzker announcing that more than $1 million had been raised this night. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his wife, Amy Rule, were honorary chairmen for the event. Emanuel, dressed in black jeans, white shirt and sport coat, thanked the leadership for not making the event black tie. Indeed, this was a night to be creative as the invite stated "fashionably funky attire."
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