“I’m very much influenced by exaggeration and ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and this sense of complete imagination and play,” O’Neill says.
Prizes include gift cards from Afghan restaurant Lapis and cocktail bar Lapop — or one of O’Neill’s polychromatic art pieces.
On the sidelines, guests can view roughly 30 of those pieces, which include O’Neill’s bright illustrations of ice cream cones, roller skates and other symbols meant to evoke the spirit of summer painted on real bingo card sheets.
All the pieces are for sale, and a portion of the proceeds benefit Children’s National, where O’Neill spent time last winter playing bingo with hospital patients.
“Bingo seems to be the universal game that every age can play together,” she says. “There is something very beautiful about that.”
Union Market, 1309 Fifth St. NE; Sun., 6-9 p.m., free.