Fundraising Events

Carnaval 2017: Supernova


presented by Friends of Clay Center
Saturday, January 28, 2017 │ 7:30 pm

Another sell-out year is expected. Order your tickets today! Purchase online or call 304-561-3570.


This is the first year Friends of Clay Center has highlighted a “science” theme. The timing couldn’t be more perfect with the Caperton Planetarium and Theater renovations and new Ashton’s Climbing Sculpture which allows children to explore and experience the museum space from dizzying new heights. As musicians, visual artists, performers, designers, builders, explorers and scientists have looked to the heavens with wonder for ages, so will you at Carnaval SUPERNOVA!

Entertainment ALL night. ALL over.
The Celebrity Allstars – Participatory painting with acclaimed local artist Ian Bode – Charleston Ballet – Caperton Planetarium & Theater Experience featuring Vinyl Village – EJ Price, Bravo Live DJ – The Rocket Man Tribute featuring Mark Parsons as Elton John – Stellar surprises!
Official after party at Sam’s Uptown Café.

Grab a brush and paint alongside Ian Bode to help him finish an original Supernova-themed painting. You can also buy raffle tickets at Carnaval ($20 each or 6/$100) for a chance to take this one-of-a-kind (5’ x 5’) work on canvas (and, priceless keepsake!) home with you!

Buy a limited-edition, artist-signed and numbered 11” x 14” print for just $45. Only 100 prints will be sold; pre-order your print here.

*You do not have to attend Carnaval to purchase limited-edition print but you do to buy a raffle ticket!

Enjoy an open bar, complimentary valet parking and more as you dance the night away. Taste out-of-this world hors d’eouvres and bid on astronomical auction items at this highly-anticipated event. The online auction opens January 20.

Black tie optional or creative cocktail attire. Visit the 2017 Style Look Book on Pinterest for inspiration!

Facebook | Email | Online Auction


Red Carpet
Appalachian Power
Jackson Kelly, PLLC

With support from:

BrickStreet Mutual Insurance Company
Robert E. & Nancy M. Douglas
Suttle & Stalnaker, PLLC
United Bank
Darin Fisher Designer Kitchens featuring Omega Cabinetry
Doug & Marisa Skaff
Dr. Amanda Boustany & Dr. John Kuyk at Capitol Endodontics – Root Canal Specialists
Dr. Jacqueline H. Stump & Dr. Matthew D. Stump at Howard & Howard Dental
Dr. John F. Wiles, OD
Fifth Third Bank
Ghareeb Dental Group
Graystone Consulting
Kanawha Stone Company, Inc.
Kyle & Kirsten Mork
Larry & Amy Swann
Mike & Margaret Graney
Mt. State Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
Potesta & Associates, Inc.
Roger L. Nicholson
Susan Wheeler, Ernst & Young
Thomas Health System
Tops Off Barber Shop
Trane U.S. Inc.
W. Marston Becker & Katharine B. Becker
ZMM Architects & Engineers
Andrew & Christina Byrd
Barth & Thompson Attorneys
Beth Fanning Taylor & Harley Taylor
Brad M. Rowe
Chelsea & Steve Ruby
Claire Barth & Gov Graney
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Emma Busse
Faye Zinn, State Farm Insurance
Gianola, Barnum, Bechtel & Jecklin
James Bailey & Megan Callaghan
Jessica & Pat Graney
John F. Dascoli, PLLC
John & Amanda Gianola
John & Lynne Gianola
Kathy Bush
Kavitz Law, PLLC
Kristin & Andrew Anderson
Lloyd & Trina Jackson
Lucy Allara
Lyne Ranson Law Office
Michaela Leffler
Nichole Koenig & Jared DeProspero
Rick & Christine Wallace
Rob Bastress & Blaire Malkin
Roman D. Stauffer
Scott & Sara Freshwater
The Bell Law Firm
The Wine Shop at Capitol Market
Timothy J. & Kate S. Gibson
TSG Consulting

The Carnaval SUPERNOVA logo is designed by Alesa Martin.


Friends of Clay Board Members:

Amanda Gianola, Friends of Clay Center Chair

Ashley Alford
Lucy Allara
Kristin Anderson
James Bailey
Claire Barth
Meredith Barth
Rob Bastress
Liz Bonar
Emma Busse
Rachel Coffman
Kasarah Coyle
Jared DeProspero
Amanda Dickens
Amanda Boustany Fragale

Beth Fanning Taylor
Jessica Hall
Brett Hamilton
Gordon Lane, Jr.
Michaela Leffler
Cristen Michael
Claire Oliver
Shelby Paxton
Whitney Rose
Chelsea Ruby
Caitlyn Spratt
Bobbie Spry
Jacqueline Stump