The California Heritage Museum is bringing out high profile guests, both local and national names in art, film and education, for its Annual Heritage Awards Dinner, a fundraiser and awards ceremony, starting at 7 p.m. Friday, October 1st, at the California Heritage Museum, 2612 Main St., Santa Monica.
Tickets are $300 per couple or $200 per individual.
The California Heritage Museum’s board of directors and staff will honor actress/art collector Diane Keaton, Santa Monica College president Dr. Piedad F. Robertson and artist Milfred Zornes, the last living member of the 1930s California school of watercolor painters, according to the museum.
The event will feature live jazz, a viewing of the museum’s current exhibition Everyday Life In California – Regional Watercolors, 1930-1960, and cuisine provided by The Victorian/Duck-Duck Mousse located adjacent to the museum.
Artist honoree Milford Zornes is 96 years old and still continues to paint daily. He was a leading figure in the early California movement of watercolor painters. Zornes received much attention for using large sheets of paper, applying the transparent paints with broad, sweeping brush strokes and leaving planned areas where the white of the paper stand out in the piece.
Although Keaton is best known for her roles in hit films like The Godfather, Annie Hall and Father of the Bride, she has become an avid art collector and appreciator over the years, and has released a book on kitschy clown paintings found at flea markets and antique stores.
Dr. Piedad F. Robertson has been president of Santa Monica College since 1995, and is a member of the Gates Millennium Scholars Program Advisory Council.
Reservations, (310) 392-8537.