The Metal Ball Rolls Into NYC

by ERIC SPEAR · November 18, 2008

This past Saturday, art and jewelry lovers alike gathered at the Cedar Lake performance space for the most creative and energetic party I have been to in awhile... The Metal Ball! RoseLee Goldberg, the founder of Performa (the first non-for-profit performance art foundation) hosted this amazing event, cocktails compliments of Campari to raise money for her organization.  This also marked the closing of the pop-up store organized by the beautiful Yvette Tang which set up shop in the lower level of Issey Miyake's TriBeCa store, selling designs from Tuleste Market,  Audrey Werner, Darcy Miro, Nun, Deka Ray, Digby and Iona, Dahl by Alison Kelly, Bario-Neal, Prismera, Made By Eugene and t-shirt designs from Brooklynite Jason Laurits.

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The ball had a great turnout including Maximillian and Larissa Whitney, MoMA curator Klaus Biesenbach, Celeste Greenberg and Tairone Bastian.  The desserts were cleverly featured as tastings on metal spoons in a metal rack to agree with the theme, and in every corner of the room at different times a different performance was featured.  Most notably were the painted ladies who taught the crowd a dance slightly reminiscent of the hustle called "Proposition 8:  2 steps back."  The whole evening was nothing but fun, laughs and libation.