November 13, 2011 - ArtReach putting ART back in pARTy!
What: Kickoff for Dine & D'art event
Where: Artwork Network
When: Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $30
Co-Chair(s): Lark Katchur and Joe McCormack
Executive Director: Karla Johnson-Grimes
Welcome: Karla Johnson-Grimes
Speaker: Lark Katchur and Joe McCormack; artist Eric Matelski
Sponsors: Sprint, Archer Design, Frame de art, Footers Catering
Menu: Candied fig and Mascarpone crostinis, chicken and sun dried tomato wontons, curried lamb meatballs, firecracker shrimp rolls, Chanterelle mushroom and sage risotto cake, street taco station with beef Barbacoa, grilled striped bass and peach salsa and portabella mushrooms and three herb pesto
Attire: come as you are
Event Coordinator: Karla Johnson-Grimes
Board of Directors: Cindy Bell, President; Jean Bashong, Treasurer; Denise Seery, Secretary; Adriene Callahan, Nancy Cole, Kevin Fonk, Ellen Gysin, Cindy Hayes, Alexandra Hoy, Eric Matelski, Joe McCormack, Terry Nelson, Noelle Riccardella; Ex Officio: Molly Ross
Blacktie Photos by: Pamela Cress
Co-chairs of this season's Dine & D'Art: Lark Katchur and Joe McCormack
When artist Eric Matelski talked to the guests at the kickoff party for this season's Dine & D'Art, his comments resonanted with everyone who supports ArtReach. He talked about working with at-risk kids (meaning not much of a home, no safe environment and no support system) and being able to collaborate on projects and bond through creativity and partnership. "They teach us that through art, prosperity can conquer adversity," he said. And isn't this what ArtReach is all about?
Attendees were able to peruse artworks that will be available at the 2012 Dine & D'Art, which will be here before you know it on February 4, 2012. The soiree was held this year at the Artwork Network, and that's what it was--a chance to network, catch up with friends, watch artists at work and remember the mission of ArtReach.
ArtReach was established in 1974 and is a charitable organization serving arts, cultural and human service organizations. ArtReach is there to ensure that people of all ages who struggle with physical, mental, behavioral or severe economic challenges have an opportunity to experience art and culture.
ArtReach works with area schools, member agencies, cultural facilities, numerous foundations and supporters to bring the arts into the lives of children, young adults and seniors. With the assistance of over 350 organizations they are able to give the gift of the arts to 70,000 people every year in our community.
Remember: Dine & D'Art is February 4, 2012. Nominiations are being accepted for the Ginger Merelli Special Event award. Do your part to see that art can conquer adversity. For more information, log on to www.artreachdenver.org.