Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Equality California Palm Springs Party

This past weekend I went to a kick-off party for the Palm Springs Equality Awards. The Equality Awards Gala, held annually in October- will benefit the non-profit EQCA (Equality California) organization. This event was to shore up support of key individuals to commit to buy a table at the October Awards Gala. The party was held at a beautiful private home in the Mesa neighborhood in Palm Springs. The contemporary two level house was situated in the foothills with a fantastic view of the Palm Springs. (Photo above: On the balcony with Palm Springs artist Kimberly Nichols, whose work I featured on this past Sunday Art Review). Here are two other great views from the balcony:

above: just off to the right is the home of Barry Manilow

above: just in the distance is the home of Suzanne Somers.

above & below: guests filled the house and listened to presentations about the EQCA mission.

Then a sweet finale...


above: Lovely parting gifts: a black velvet bag filled with gold foil-wrapped chocolate coins. I was happy to attend and support this worthy organization, and it was a perfect way to spend a lovely Saturday afternoon.
-Rick Rockhill

17 comments:

Diane J Standiford said...

Thank you for attending.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I saw a Suzanne Somers book of poetry locked up in a case at Half Price Books. I started laughing about it and the guy said he laughed too.....until he looked up the value of it and saw that it's a rare book that had limited publishing in the 70's.

It could have been mine if only I had had 350 dollars. :(

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Equality=chocolates for everyone.
I like that message!



P.S.I know all the words to Copacabana.

Marlupe said...

I think it's great that you went to support it, I am familiar with what equality california. you'll have to let us know what the awards show is like in october

afod said...

Looks like a great time was had by all. And beautiful scenery to boot!

dan said...

looking at those views from the balcony simply gives me vertigo, though i do admit some envy.

knichols said...

Rick i had a great time with you here and thank you so much for featuring my artwork, you are a beautiful man and a wonderful part of Palm Springs.!

knichols said...

Rick i had a great time with you here and thank you so much for featuring my artwork, you are a beautiful man and a wonderful part of Palm Springs.!

Sheila said...

Again, sounds like a really successful event. Palm Springs always shines in your posts.

Sunshine said...

I'm wondering when you're going to have a contest so one of your blog readers (me) can attend one of these parties with you???

C said...

What a wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

I would loooooooove to spend a day in the life of the Palm Springs Savant! ;)

Olivia said...

What is it about Palm Springs that attracts the stars?

The man in the bowler hat reminds me of the Magritte figure. However, his silhouette on the foil reminds me of Steed from the Avengers.

whimsical brainpan said...

Good for you for supporting such a good cause!

Theresa said...

Nice photo with your artist friend.
I noticed Kimberly Nichols art in the post below. The pieces you've shared with us are lovely. I love the way she uses color to communicate a distinct mood.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

was that the home that burned of suzanne sommers?

barry manilow was in palm beach in a house in the early 90's. there were wild rumors about him channeling ghosts and stuff. don't know if it is true, you know palm beach! ha ha

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Palm Springs Savant said...

Bee- No, this is Suzanne's current home. It was her house in Santa Monica that burned down. So she now lives full time in Palm Springs.

Barry Manilow is a great guy- he performs his show in Vegas nightly and flies back to Palm Springs every night to sleep in his own house here!

tt said...

Wow...I think I'm going to live vicariously through you from now on. Thanks for giving us glimpses into your world.
:)

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