CMA Fundraiser with Oscar: Academy Award Gala CMA

By Jara Anton

You’re first in the conversation to discuss the “No Black Actors” boycott of the Oscars of 2016. You can name each and every movie up for an Oscar. You were incensed that Ridley Scott was overlooked for Best Director, you saw Black Mass 101 times and you’re still reeling that Jennifer Lawrence did not receive any Oscar nod for Joy. You are an armchair Academy Awards expert. Instead of lining up your Cabbage Patch dolls for the Red Carpet Arrivals like last year, this is the year that you get dressed and get out to be a part of the glamour!

The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) is offering their own gala fundraiser for your consideration. On Sunday, February 28, come celebrate the CMA’s unwavering commitment to promoting fine arts our community with their own Academy Awards Gala. You’ll be greeted by hosts Jeff and Sandy Doll along with Brian and Lindsay Zimmerman at the newly remodeled Stone Mansion in Massillon with a red carpet fit for Brad and Angelina. With your ticket, you’ll be treated to handcrafted cocktails, elegant hours d’oeuvres all with an Academy styled backdrop.

The Academy Awards Gala for CMA will offer a beautiful, elegant night that will light up your Instagram account with beautiful people and a grand, luxurious background. No filter required. So, dust off your tuxedo or steam your best gown, hit the town while you’re waiting for the re-creation of the excitement you felt when Kathryn Bigelo won big.

The Academy Awards Gala is February 28, 6:00-10:30pm, at the Stone Mansion in Massillon Ohio. Tickets are $100 and are available by visiting: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/academy-awards-gala-to-benefit-the-canton-museum-of-art-tickets-18298363899 .

The Canton Museum of Art continues to offer a place to see carefully curated collections of local artists. Currently on display, Moving Towards the Light: Watercolors by Joseph Raffael, BLUE COLLAR: Figurative Sculptures by Kyle and Kelly Phelps as well as Out of the Woods, clay sculptures by Kristin Cliffel. The CMA is also home to the incredibly popular “Untapped” where adults go to enjoy a craft beer and delight in the world of coloring books. Please consider this supporting the Canton Museum of Art, a Stark County gem, by attending this unique fundraiser: the Academy Award Gala!