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"The Art of the Book" Fundraiser at Mitchell Gallery, St. John's College
FOR RELEASE: June 14, 2011
CONTACT: Patricia Dempsey, 410-626-2539
Silent auction of works by more than 45 regional artists opens June 1
NPR's Alan Cheuse and noted authors speak at June 25 celebration
National Public Radio's Alan Cheuse will speak at a ticketed reception on Saturday, June 25 at the Mitchell Gallery, St. John's College, to celebrate "The Art of the Book" a special exhibit and silent auction. The exhibit is on view at the Mitchell Gallery from June 17 to 25 and features works- inspired by books- by more than 45 regional artists.
Online bidding is open for the two- and three-dimensional works; these works are being sold in a blind, silent auction, held online and in the gallery during regular hours. To view the works, learn about the artists, and bid online visit the online gallery. Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit Mitchell Gallery education programsFor more information contact: Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530 or email@example.com.
Tickets for the special events can be purchased online.
"The Art of the Book" VIP Gathering: Saturday, June 25, 6 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $125 and include special VIP pre-reception gathering and "The Art of the Book" reception from 7 to 10 p.m., and reserved seating for featured speaker presentations. These receptions will be held in the Mitchell Gallery and Francis Scott Key Lobby. Reservations required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Lynn Schwartz at 410-849-3412 or email@example.com.
"The Art of the Book" Reception: Saturday, June 25, 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $55.
Book Club Group Ticket Discount (groups of five or more): $49. Attendees can mingle with accomplished authors and enjoy readings, auction bidding, festive food, and summer cocktails. Author readings by: Temple Cone, Debra Garner, Barbara Klein Moss, Laura Oliver, and Hank Pugh. Music by: Viki Garte, Andy Garte and Daniel Puckett Admission includes admission to the speaker presentation as space permits. Reservations required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at
410-626-2530 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Lynn Schwartz at 410-849-3412 or email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> .
Workshop: Saturday, June 25, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. $50. The Corcoran College of Art + Design presents 'Japanese Stab Binding" led by artist Kristín Guðbrandsdóttir. Registration required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530 or email@example.com or Lynn Schwartz at 410-849-3412 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speaker Alan Cheuse is the author of five novels, including the recently published "Song of Slaves in the Desert". He serves as the book commentator for NPR's evening-news-magazine "All Things Considered." Mr. Cheuse will be speaking on "Reading and Writing in a Digital Age." Lisa Simeone, host of NPR's "World of Opera" will preside over the evening's events. Also among the evening's speakers is book artist Kerry McAleer-Keeler, director of the Corcoran College of Art and Design's masters program in art and the book. Ms. McAleer-Keeler will speak on "A New Chapter: Defining the Book Form in the Digital Age and Why Artists' Books Will Survive."
The visual artists participating in "The Art of the Book" include:
Ward Anderson, Mary Arthur, D. H. Banker, Rachel Bartgis, Martin Beadle, carol a. beane, Charlotte Berry, c l bigelow, John Bildahl, Victoria Coale, Pat Clubine, Mark Cooley, Don Dement, Oletha DeVane, Demetrios N. Fotos, Kristín Guðbrandsdóttir, Catherine Haigney, Greg Harlin, Neil Harpe, Gail Higginbotham, Lisa Hill, Jean Brinton Jaecks, Harry Jaecks, Warren Kahle, Kay Kandra, Jeanne Keck, Dan Kuhne Gayla Lee, Joan B. Machinchick, Elizabeth Malmgren,Kerry McAleer-Keeler, Richard Montgomery, Stephanie Nadolski, Laurie Nolan, michael b. platt, Donna F. Rhody, Camden M.
Richards, Janet Fry Rogers, Phyllis Saroff, Thackray Seznec, George C. Shenk, Jr., Harry Tarzian, Sigrid Trumpy, Erika H. Walsh, Sihnja Whiteley, John P. Wise, Robert Wood.
The Mitchell Gallery, located on the campus of St. John's College, attracts more than 10,000 visitors a year to its museum-quality exhibitions. Dedicated to bringing art of world renown to Annapolis since it opened in 1989, the Mitchell Gallery serves Annapolis and Anne Arundel County as a resource for viewing, discussing, and learning about fine art. The gallery connects the liberal arts with the visual arts.