Pulp and paper artwork stole the show in a night of festivity and philanthropy, with Domtar as the premier sponsor for the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art’s Spring Gala, held on April 12, 2019.
In its 10th year, the Spring Gala’s theme was “Pulp Art,” in the style of pop art similar to the works of Andy Warhol. The night featured entertainment, food, cocktails and other activities throughout the museum in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina.
“We’re delighted to show off the many ways pulp and paper products enhance our lives every day,” says Jan Martin, Domtar’s senior manager for media and community relations. “Beyond its practical uses, paper is the perfect medium for showcasing creativity, beauty and artistry.”
The Bechtler Museum is dedicated to the celebration and analysis of the strongest aspects of midcentury modernism as reflected in the holdings of the Bechtler collection. The collection comprises more than 1,400 works by 20th-century artists. Some works are accompanied by books, photographs and letters illustrating personal connections to the Bechtler family.
Paper Artwork Brings Gala Theme to Life
Anne Carter Smith, who led the host committee for the gala, says, “We had a meeting at Domtar’s offices in the fall, and they were showing us everything that can be made with their paper. Sculptures, furniture, dresses, masks, giant Post-it notes — you name it! We saw in one of their offices this pressed piece of art that had been made with their pulp, and that got the ideas rolling.”