Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Submit to Stumbleupon (Opens in new window)Art of Brilliance may have been billed as a black tie optional but with elements that included Veuve Clicquot Champagne, diamond manicures and admission to Cartier in the 20th Century, CultureHaus signature event for 2015 had plenty of sparkle.focus was to highlight the genius of Cartier and honor the amazing exhibition organized by the Denver Art Museum, observed artist Lindsay Smith Gustave. partnered with brilliant individuals in their respective industries (to) create an evening that was as fun as it was sophisticated. It gave everyone a chance to shine. chaired Art of Brilliance with Stephanie Richards, co founder of Dandizette Magazine, and Kathleen Perniciaro, general manager of Lynnel Art to Form. The 400 guests helped raise $15,000 for future programming at the DAM.In addition to viewing the Cartier exhibit, guests were treated to burlesque by a troupe headed by Vivienne VaVoom; sweets from Sugarlicious, Happy Cakes and the Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group; and the opportunity to bid in a silent auction.There also was a Diamond Deception Tree where, for a $25 donation, guests could pluck a bag that would contain anything from baubles (Allie Pohl necklaces, a tourmaline ring from Joe Korth Jewelry) to vintage Neil Diamond cassette tapes.And, when it came time to dance, no one could complain that the music was too loud. That because Peter Hoang SoundDown Party/Denver Silent Disco was in the house, and the dancers moved to the beat of music delivered via headphones.Director/actor/producer Katharyn Grant was among those attending the fundraiser that also had decor by The Perfect Petal and a silent auction where the top seller was a package donated by Reed Art Imaging and Denver Digital Photography.Paul Laurie of Walking Tree Travel and Silver Spork Social was there, too; he donated two seats to the Silver Spork Social next pop up evening of food and music. Eatery and CityBuild; Ginger Pelz of DaVita Communications; Jessica Patrick of Native Nectar Botanicals; Dresden Romero, communications, marketing and recruiting manager for the University of Denver Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies; and Adam and Jennifer Daurio. Adam recently stepped down as executive director of the SaddleUp! Foundation to become director of administration and operations for the Temple Grandin Equine Center at Colorado State University.