Tuesday, September 20, 2011



Be hip, be square, be you, be me,
be there…be DADA!

Get your DADA on at The Center for Contemporary Art’s anti-gala house party! This much-anticipated fundraiser will celebrate the whimsy, imagery and inspiration of the international artistic and literary movement known as Dadaism.

WHEN: Saturday, September 24,  7:30-11:30 PM
WHERE:  The Center’s headquarters at 2020 Burnt Mills Road, Bedminster
TICKETS: $75 and up per person. Guests must be 21 years+.
Facilities are fully accessible.
Please call The Center for Contemporary Art at 908.234,2345 or go to its website to purchase a ticket or make a tax-deductible donation. Or PURCHASE A TICKET HERE

Art studios will be transformed into a hip and happening venue where guests will experience the vibes of

  • DJ Frankie Frank
  • black light body and graffiti painting
  • Cabaret Voltaire
  • timed portraits
  • sleight-of-hand magic
  • video projections
  • pocket art and more

Featured entertainers from the Little Top Circus and Medicine Show will bring a refreshing dose of different as they pop up in unexpected places complete with ringmaster, burlesque queen, vocals, percussion, lovely assistant and more. This unique theatrical cast will enliven the mundane as they replicate the antics and characters of a 19th century sideshow. Food, drink and dancing will round out this lively art-themed, surprise-filled and interactive evening.

DADA Co-Chairs are Lisa Mayle, Michelle Mendez and Christine Sutherland. Lisa Mayle is President of The Center’s Board of Trustees and long-time resident of Bernardsville. Michelle Mendez and Christine Sutherland are owners of downtown Bernardsville Wallflowers Gallery.

About The Center for Contemporary Art
Founded in 1970, The Center for Contemporary Art was known until recently as the Somerset Art Association. The organization’s new identity was announced last October when the art center marked its 40th anniversary, recognizing past accomplishments and looking toward the future. The Center is a vital regional art center with a vibrant studio art school, extensive exhibition program and important community outreach component. For further information, please visit The Center for Contemporary Art at