[Westport, CT, April 25, 2022]: MoCA [Museum of Contemporary Art] Westport announces a special event featuring designer, entrepreneur and humanitarian India Hicks on Thursday, May 12 from 5 – 7 PM. Daughter of the late famed interior designer David Hicks and goddaughter to Prince Charles, Hicks is known for her irreverent take on style.
Following a cocktail hour, India will sit down with CTC&G (Connecticut Cottages & Gardens) Editorial Director DJ Carey to speak about her most recent book, An Entertaining Story, and will share her slightly madcap spin on entertaining, tablescapes, and unforgettable family anecdotes.
Ticket price includes hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and a copy of India’s book, An Entertaining Story. Hicks will be available to sign books after the conversation.
Guests will also get a sneak peek of Hick’s new collaboration with Tusting, a British luxury brand specializing in beautiful bags and leather goods designed and handcrafted in England. Selected bags from the limited collection will be available for purchase as part of the event.
“We are thrilled to have India here at MoCA to share her unique perspective and experiences. We welcome the extended community to join us for this special event,” stated Cynthia Dempster, MoCA Westport’s Director of Donor Cultivation and Sponsorships.
The event will take place within the context of MoCA Westport’s current exhibition, Punk is Coming, a diverse group exhibition featuring over 50 photographers, filmmakers and artists whose work defined the punk era in the 1970’s in New York City, London, Los Angeles and other cities around the world.
Tickets for the event are $100/person. The funds raised from the event will be used to support inspiring visual arts, performing arts and educational offerings for the community.
Space for the event is limited; to secure tickets please visit mocawestport.org or call 203/222-7070.
MoCA Westport has partnered with Delamar Southport Hotel and Artisan Restaurant on two special benefits for event attendees. Delamar is extending 10% off the best available rate for any guests interested in staying overnight in Westport. Artisan is pleased to offer a 10% discount on dinner post-event to guests who present an email confirmation of their event ticket. To make guestroom reservations please call the hotel and reference the “MoCA Westport” rate. Reservations at Artisan are recommended and this promotion is only good for 5/12/22.
MoCA Westport thanks its event sponsors, Bespoke Designs, JerMar Designs, Rena Levine Textiles + Wallcoverings, Shaken & Stirred, Susan Leone Habitats and Vita Design Group, and its media sponsor, CTC&G (Connecticut Cottages & Gardens) for helping to bring the event to fruition.
About India Hicks
Designer, entrepreneur, author, and mother of five, India Hicks was born in London, England. Her father was famed interior decorator David Hicks, and her mother is Lady Pamela Hicks, whose father was the last Viceroy of India. India has often made bold life choices, which have led to a multi-faceted, unexpected life journey. She has authored four design books, modeled for Ralph Lauren, among others, and been an on-air personality for networks ranging from Bravo to the BBC. She has had her hand in the design world for over two decades – from hotels to home collections. After closing her eponymous lifestyle brand, India now consults with fashion, home and lifestyle brands. India launched a Podcast series – a look into the life of her extraordinary mother Lady Pamela – recording wonderfully intimate conversations between mother and daughter. Living in the Bahamas for the past 25 years India was in the position to partner with the disaster relief agency ‘Global Empowerment Mission’ as an on the ground force, in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian and remains on their advisory board today. India also helped establish the Harbour Island Food Bank which provides sustained food security for those who lost their income as a result of the economic shutdown in The Bahamas. She continues her volunteering work for both organizations.
About MoCA Westport
MoCA Westport is a non-profit visual and performing arts organization that has been a cornerstone of the Westport, Connecticut community for over 50 years. In 2019, MoCA Westport underwent a significant expansion in order to bring extensive programming to the local community and greater New York and New England regions.
In addition to hosting contemporary art exhibitions and performing arts events, The Academy at MoCA Westport provides arts and wellness classes for all ages, a pre-school and elementary school academic and arts enrichment program, and Camp MoCA, a weekly summer day camp.
MoCA Westport is thankful for the dedication of its generous donors and sponsors, including the Artur and Heida Hermanns Holde Foundation, Inc.; The Bafflin Foundation; Bank of America Museums on Us; Beechwood Arts and Innovation; Bespoke Designs; Bespoke Veterinary Services; Wendy and Jacques Bouthillier; Blazin; Canine Company; Choice Pet; Cohen and Wolf; CT Cottages & Gardens; Compass; The Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation; CTFN; CT Humanities; The Dale & Laura Kutnick Foundation; Delamar Southport; Earth Animal; Fairfield After Dark; Fairfield County Bank; 4th Row Films; Fairfield County Bank; Kristin Foster; Girlfriend Fund; Goldman Sachs; Hotel Zero Degrees; JerMar Designs; IBM; Michelle&Team at William Raveis Real Estate; Daniel Edward Offutt, III; Laura and Dogan Perese; Provokr Inc.; R13; Shaken & Stirred; Susan Leone Habitats | Higgins Group Private Brokerage; SRI Fine Art Services; The Russell Agency; Suzanne and Norman Sorensen; Cindy and John Vaccaro; Vita Design Group; Wealthspire Advisors; Wells Fargo Bank; Westport Lifestyle; WMNR Fine Arts Radio; WPKN; WSHU Public Radio Group. MoCA Westport operates with the support of the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. MoCA Westport is also funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, is made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.