Fundraising Events

Carnaval 2017: Supernova


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


Carnaval SUPERNOVA was the first year Friends of Clay Center highlighted a “science” theme. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect with the Caperton Planetarium and Theater renovations and new Ashton’s Climbing Sculpture. As musicians, visual artists, performers, designers, builders, explorers and scientists have looked to the heavens with wonder for ages, so did Carnaval guests!

Thank you guests, sponsors, auction donors and bidders, community volunteers and vendors for a STELLAR night in Charleston. With your support and participation, we celebrated STEAM education and raised critical funds for Clay Center and Charleston Ballet education programs.

Visit Friends of Clay Center Facebook page to view out-of-this-world moments captured by Whitney Morgan Photography and Phil Lawrence!


With gratitude,
Amanda Gianola & Claire Barth
2017 Carnaval co-chairs

Entertainment provided by:
Caperton Planetarium & Theater Experience featuring Vinyl Village
Charleston Ballet
EJ Price, Bravo Live DJ
Hybrid Soul Project
Mark Scarpelli & Ryan Hardiman
Participatory painting with acclaimed local artist Ian Bode
The Celebrity Allstars

Official after party hosted by Sam’s Uptown Café.

In-kind Donors:
Alesa Martin
Electric 102.7
Embassy Suites – Charleston
Morgantown Printing and Binding
North Central Distributors
Whitney Morgan Photography
Winter Floral
WOWK News Channel 13


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.

Auction Donors:

Amanda Gianola
Anderson Consulting & Design
Andrew & Becky Jordon
Appalachian Power Park
Art Emporium
Ashley Edwards
Base Camp Printing Company
Bear Wood Company
Becky Turley
Ben Long Photography
Berry Hills Country Club
BrickStreet Mutual Insurance
Bridge Road Bistro
Burgess Dental
Cakes by Appointment
Canaan Valley
Carnegie Hall
Charleston Ballet
Charleston Main Streets
Charlie’s Boutique
Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of WV
Clayton Spangler
Cory Stout of Darin Fisher Designer Kitchens
Darin Fisher Designer Kitchens
DiTrapano olive oil
Dr. Michael and Sara Boustany
Dunbar Eye Associates
Edible Arrangements
Elizabeth Yeager
Ellen’s Ice Cream
Ellie Schaul
Estate of Laurance Jones III

Fred Clark, IVS Hydro
Friend of the Clay Center
Friends of Clay Center board
Gordon and Susan Lane – Geranium’s
Graziano’s Pizza
Hampton Inn
Hemlock Haven Luxury Cabins
House of Luxe, LLC Nicole Collection
Kathy Boland
Katie Robinson Designs
Kim Shrader
Kristen Heinlein
Kristin & Andrew Anderson
Laura Davis McCutcheon
LifeSpring Yoga & Wellness
Liz Bonar of Darin Fisher Designer Kitchens
Loren Jorden
Lynn Payne
Mardi Gras Casino & Resort
Michael Teel
Morgan Rhea
Mountain Rail – Elkins, WV
Nick Feola, D.D.S.
Nilima Bhirud/ The India Center
Pat Bibbee Designs
Paul Buechler
Perry Bennett Photography
Quarrier Diner
Rick Lee
Ridgeview BBQ
Rock City Cake Company

Scrappy Cat Productions, LLC
Shedd Aquarium – Chicago, IL
Snowshoe Mountain Resort
South Hills Market & Café
Spa Bliss
Spring Hill Pastry
Stonewall Resort
Su Tei
Sugar Pie Bakery
Taylor Boks
The Art Store
The Chocolate Moose – Beckley, WV
The Face Place
The General Lewis
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts – Washington, DC
The Ski Barn
Tony the Tailor
Tops Off Barber Shop
Turner Medical Center
UG Apparel
Uncork & Create
Virginia Lee
Walt Disney World Resorts – FL
Wesley Eary
West Virginia Clays, Inc.
Valley West Veterinary Hospital
Yoga Power

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