2024 VIVA HEALTH GALA

“Night of the Arts”

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2024

Guests will be immersed in a full night of arts experiences while raising vital funds that directly support AEIVA, Alys Stephens Center, ArtPlay, and Arts in Medicine.

5:30 pm
Alys Stephens Lobbies Open

6:00 pm

Cast your ballot to select the next work of art for AEIVA’s permanent collection

Arts in Medicine performance by medical personnel and students

7 pm
Private performance by LeAnn Rimes in the Jemison Concert Hall

8 pm
Dinner by the award-winning restaurant, Helen, in a transformed space in the Alys Stephens Center
(Dinner is for Corporate Sponsors and VIP Ticket holders)

Black Tie Event



Chairs

Melissa and Luther Strange

Our relationship with the Alys Stephens Center goes back many years. It has been a joy to see the organization evolve into what it is today — the UAB Arts Alliance, which encompasses Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts (AEIVA), UAB Arts in Medicine, ArtPlay Community Education and the Alys Stephens Center.

Melissa’s 10+ years working with Executive Director Lili Anderson and her fantastic team let us witness firsthand the organization’s powerful impact on our community and beyond.

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to support this cultural center that presents artists of the highest merit, provides innovative educational opportunities and enhances well-being through the arts.

Please join us for an elegant evening of fun that celebrates and supports the arts in our community.  

— Melissa & Luther

 


Event Details

We invite you to join us for an unforgettable night of arts experiences, created to showcase the best of our programming.

Immerse yourself in the world of art with the AEIVA Gallery, where you’ll have the opportunity to select a piece that will become a permanent part of the AEIVA collection.


FEATURED WORKS

Amanda Ross-Ho
Untitled Crisis Actor,
(El peor dolor posible)
2020
Heavy Duty Canvas, fleece, Specialty Fleece Knit, stretch sequin, Special Sale $3 (stretch lace), vinyl snakeskin, terry cloth, polished textured denim, vinyl snakeskin, satin, corduroy, thread, safety pins
57 inches by 57 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash
Charles Lutz
RED LIZ (DENIED)
2008
Silkscreen enamel and acrylic on canvas, stamped with the artist’s replica of the Warhol Authentication Board’s mark and DENIED
40 inches by 40 inches
Courtesy of the artist
Michael Dixon
Gator Bait
2020
Oil on canvas
60 inches by 48 inches
Courtesy of the artist
Jacqueline Surdell
Cosmic Egg!
2024
Nylon cord, steel, soccer ball, scholastic ribbon(s)
36 inches by 24 inches
Courtesy of the artist

Experience the healing power of music as healthcare personnel and medical students fill the ASC lobbies with the sweet sounds of a variety of instruments during the Arts in Medicine Immersion.

Be enchanted by the soulful singing of ArtPlay’s young performers during their mesmerizing performance.

And finally, be amazed by our soon-to-be-announced artist, presented exclusively by the Alys Stephens Center in the stunning Jemison Concert Hall.


Attend Event

Sponsorship includes:

5:30 pm
Pre-Reception in the ASC Lobbies with beverages and hors d'oeuvres.

7 pm
Private performance by LeAnn Rimes in the Jemison Concert Hall

8 pm
Dinner in a transformed space in the Alys Stephens Center

Black Tie Event

SPONSORSHIP RESERVATION

Please send a copy of your updated company logo and any questions to Savannah DeRieux at 205-934-9900 or sderieux@uab.edu.

SPONSOr ONLINE

While supporting our mission, the general ticket will let you experience the best of our programming:

Private performance by multiplatinum-selling recording artist and Grammy Award winner LeAnn Rimes in the Jemison Concert Hall,            presented by the Alys Stephens Center

AEIVA Gallery on display in the upper lobby where guests will cast a vote to select a piece to be added to the museum’s permanent collection

Arts in Medicine Immersion

ArtPlay Children’s Performance

Complimentary heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages at the reception


5:30 pm
Alys Stephens Lobbies Open

6:00 pm
Cast your ballot to select the next work of art for AEIVA's permanent collection
Arts in Medicine performance by medical personnel and students

7:00 pm
Private performance by LeAnn Rimes in the Jemison Concert Hall

Black Tie Event

Your ticket will be sent to you before the event. Seating is by order of reservation for general tickets.

This is our largest annual fundraiser. All funds raised directly support AEIVA, Alys Stephens Center, UAB Arts in Medicine, and ArtPlay Community Education.

$150 Single Ticket

BUY TICKETS

LeAnn Rimes is an international multi-platinum selling acclaimed singer and ASCAP award-winning songwriter. She has sold more than 48 million units globally, won 2 Grammy® Awards; 12 Billboard Music Awards; 2 World Music Awards; 3 Academy of Country Music Awards; 2 Country Music Association Awards and one Dove Award. At 14, Rimes won "Best New Artist" making her the youngest solo artist to take home a Grammy® Award, and at 15, she became the first country artist to win "Artist of the Year" at the Billboard Music Awards.

In 2022, LeAnn was presented with the prestigious ASCAP Golden Note Award, which is an award presented to genre-spanning songwriters, composers and artists who have achieved extraordinary career milestones.

Out of the 63 singles she has released throughout her expansive career, LeAnn's ballad "How Do I Live" holds the record as Billboard's Hot 100 all-time #1 hit by a female artist and currently ranks #6 on Billboard's "Greatest of All Time: Hot 100 Songs" list. 15 of her multi-genre singles are top-10 hits, including "Can't Fight the Moonlight," which went #1 in 11 countries.

The last couple of years have been quite a resurgence for LeAnn. In 2022, the world-renowned singer had a big year including the release of her 19th album god's work (EverLe Records via Thirty Tigers/ The Orchard). The album, which features a roster of accomplished artists including Ziggy Marley, Mickey Guyton, Aloe Blacc, Ben Harper, and more, was listed as #9 on Variety's "The Best Albums of 2022." They said: "You won't find a richer collection of melodic writing on any album released this year, with the twists and turns that maybe only someone capable of all that virtuosic vocalizing could think to take a set of songs into."

She performed songs from the project on national shows including LIVE With Kelly and Ryan and TODAY. In April of the same year, LeAnn headlined an episode of the iconic music series CMT Crossroads entitled LeAnn Rimes & Friends alongside Mickey Guyton, Carly Pearce, Ashley McBryde, and Brandy Clark, who helped commemorate Rimes' career and recognize the path she blazed forward for women in all genres.

LeAnn also served as the inspiration judge on the discovery+ competition series, Meet Your Makers Showdown, alongside Chrissy Metz and Mark Montano in November 2021 and won season four of FOX's The Masked Singer, with Entertainment Weekly stating that she delivered .".. the most beautiful performance in the history of The Masked Singer."

In honor of the 2019 Record Store Day, the Grammy-winning superstar unveiled her first-ever LIVE recording as an exclusive vinyl release titled Rimes: Live at Gruene Hall where Rimes celebrated music of all genres. And during the 2018 holiday season she starred and served as an Executive Producer in Hallmark's It's Christmas, Eve, which earned the highest TV original movie debut to-date for the channel premiering to over 4.3 million viewers. Earlier that year, Rimes revealed a new EP for her fans titled Re-Imagined that featured five new versions of some of her record-breaking hits, including an epic duet with the music icon Stevie Nicks. In 2017, LeAnn released Remnants, which debuted at # 4 on Billboard's Independent Album Chart, peaked at #3 on iTunes ® overall charts in its first week, garnered two #1 Billboard Dance hits with "Long Live Love" and "LovE is LovE is LovE," and one Top 5 hit with "Love Line." Additionally, for her Remnants UK Tour, she joined Elton John at the historic Hyde Park in London.

Passionate about using her voice to help heal the world, LeAnn was honored with the Ally of Equality Award by the Human Rights Campaign for her over 20 years of support of equal rights, the 2019 HOPE Award for Depression Advocacy, and 2009 ACM Humanitarian Award, among other recognitions. She continues to channel her voice in new ways, releasing CHANT: The Human & The Holy (EverLe Records / Thirty Tigers) in 2020, which spent 5 weeks at #1 on iTunes New Age Chart, as well as her iHeartRadio mental health and wholeness podcast, Wholly Human, that brings her lifestyle blog, Soul of EverLe, to life. Wholly Human, which currently has three seasons, previously reached #2 on iTunes Health & Fitness Chart, placed in the Top 35 overall for podcasts worldwide and was named as one of the 15 best mental health podcasts that educate and empower listeners by Good Housekeeping.

UAB’s Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, Alys Stephens Center, ArtPlay Community Art Education and UAB Arts in Medicine provide our community with challenging and thoughtful art experiences.

Collectively, we are able to bring our community together through free and fee-based events, classes and performances that immerse individuals in a world of creativity.