Appetite for Art Events Return for 2013
It's out and about: The new 2013 Appetite for Art brochure is in the mail.
Since being introduced in 2006, this fundraising program has raised more than $90,000 for the programs and services of the Arts Council of Moore County.
Appetite for Art is a special program that features parties hosted by generous individuals and businesses.
Partygoers can choose to attend events according to their own interests.
"The fun program offers many great opportunities to meet new people in a variety of settings with the ultimate goal of raising money in support of your Arts Council," says Chris Dunn, executive director of the ACMC.
Connie Petrillo, Appetite for Art co-chair, reports that the 2013 calendar includes a variety of outstanding private dinner parties, lunches, art exhibits, a tennis party and a wine gala.
Here's the list of the Appetite for Art parties offered in 2013:
n "Follow the Leader Oil Painting Class" on Feb. 14, hosted by Joan Williams and Nancy Yanchus. Have you ever wanted to try your hand at painting? Well, this is the class for you! The class is for beginners or advanced. All materials provided. Plan to have a lot of fun and go home with a completed painting ... by YOU! Bring a brown bag lunch. Dessert and beverage provided.
n "Chagall in Israel: Exploring Chagall's Artistic and Spiritual Legacy" on Feb. 24, hosted by Joan Fish and Katherine MacRae. This lecture by Vivian Jacobson, noted Chagall friend and expert, examines artist Marc Chagall's relationship to Israel, once thought to be linked to a commission he received to do a series of illustrations for the Bible. Actually, his first trip to Palestine before the creation of the state of Israel heightened his enduring bond with his Hasidic Jewish heritage. Jacobson worked with Chagall on many projects during the last 11 years of his life, which she wrote about in her book "Sharing Chagall: A Memoir." Learn more at www.VivianJacobson.com.
n "Young Children's Arts Exhibit" on April 20, hosted by Ginger and Janie Monroe (Rain date: April 21). Here's a chance for your child to display his or her work of art in the beautiful setting of the Campbell House gardens for their family, friends and neighbors to see. Once you sign up, you will receive an invitation that will include an 11" x 20" piece of paper for your child to create a work of art. On April 20, bring your child's artwork to be displayed in the gardens behind the Campbell House. We will then host an art reception for everyone with lemonade, tea and cookies.
n "Behind the Scenes at the Potteries: Lunch 'n Learn on Busbee Road" on May 4, hosted by Jugtown Pottery, Cady Clay Works and O'Quinn Pottery. Meet at Jugtown Pottery on Busbee Road in the Westmoore community for the appetizer course. You will be treated to a guided tour of the Jugtown Pottery Museum as well as an informative talk about the history of the Seagrove area pottery industry. Next, travel half a mile west to Cady Clay Works for the main course. Watch a hand-building demonstration and tour the production studio. Complete the day another mile west at O'Quinn Pottery, where you will be treated to a delicious dessert and watch a wheel-throwing demonstration.
n "Ladies Lunch at Home with Artist Jane Casnellie" on May 9, hosted by Jane Casnellie. Lunch at the home of the artist will be artfully prepared and presented. After a delightful lunch and social afternoon, all attendees will receive a signed, mounted giclee print by Jane Casnellie.
n "Tennis 'n Tartes VIII" on May 14, hosted by Carolyn Alli, Helen Brissette, Caren Broadwell, Katy Carson, Jane George, Nancy Hasbrouck, Mickey Owens, Connie Petrillo, Myrna Spencer, Helen Walsh and Matt Downing (Pinehurst tennis director). Be part of a fun-filled day playing tennis in a round-robin tennis tournament at the Pinehurst Country Club arranged by the club pro. Then proceed to an elegant buffet luncheon, complete with hors d'oeuvres and wine. During the luncheon, tournament prizes and door prizes will be awarded, followed by a fashion show and a few other surprises.
n "Old-Fashioned Decoration Day Celebration" on May 24, hosted by Mary ann and Richard McCrary and Kay and Bo Bozarth. A poolside cocktail party awaits you in celebration of Memorial Day, which used to be called "Decoration Day." Join the party for an evening of fun, new friends and a bit of nostalgia ... patriotic style.
n "Follow the Potter" on June 12 and Aug. 17, hosted by Dian Moore and Beth Roy. In the first session (June 12), Moore and Roy will guide participants in making a pot on the potter's wheel with a slab piece of clay, picking colors to be glazed later. In the second session (Aug. 17), everyone will get together for wine, cheese and fun to admire all the finished pots. Everyone will have two finished pieces of pottery, made with their own hands.
n "1950s Party at the Petersons" Aug. 17, hosted by Chuck and Cav Peterson. Don't be a "Hound Dog"! Go back in time and remember poodle skirts, crinolines, saddle shoes and penny loafers. Listening to the favorites of the '50s, partygoers will "Rock Around the Clock" with the Platters and other favorites. Enjoy all your soda fountain favorites with hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, root beer floats and ice cream sundaes.
n "The Fresh Market Wine Gala" on Sept. 12, hosted by The Fresh Market of Southern Pines. The Fresh Market of Southern Pines will close its doors for a night for a special wine-tasting gala. Enjoy great music and meet new people while feasting at the wine-tasting stations, heavy hors d'oeuvres, boneless prime rib and shrimp cocktail. Tasting notes will be available for the sampled wines, and you may take advantage of the discount coupons for future visits and special wine discounts. The theme of this year's party will be announced during the summer.
"With prices ranging from $15 to $90 per person, there is something for everybody, but sign up soon because these parties sell out quickly," says Dunn.
The proceeds from Appetite for Art benefit the Arts Council of Moore County, whose mission is to support, promote, and develop arts and arts education throughout Moore County.
In addition to operating the Campbell House Galleries, the Arts Council offers an extensive series of arts programs for children and young adults; presents the popular Classical Concert Series at the Sunrise Theater; presents world-class jazz performers at the Heart 'n' Soul of Jazz at Pinehurst Resort; awards grants to Moore County organizations and schools for arts-related projects; provides scholarships to middle and high school students for arts-related programs; and offers first-class ARTours to special arts venues throughout the world.
For a copy of the Appetite for Art brochure, or if you wish to host a party in the future, call the Arts Council at (910) 692-2787, or stop by the Arts Council offices at the Campbell House (482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines).
For additional information, visit the Arts Council's website at www.mooreart.org.
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