Pinot to Picasso

Marie Sturken is everywhere these days! In addition to recent exhibits at the Monmouth Museum and Ellarslie, she’s currently in an exhibit at Toad Hall (Kimono Mania, through July 5), and in The Hand of Nature at the D&R Greenway. Now, you can own your very own Marie Sturken original by attending the Arts Council of Princeton‘s Pinot to Picasso fundraiser April 24. At left is “Explorations I,” a monotype.

From 6:30-9:30pm, the Arts Council of Princeton will hold its fourth annual art and wine tasting fundraising event.  This year, the festivities will take place at University Square at the intersection of Alexander Road and Route 1. Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.artscouncilofprinceton.org. Tickets are limited.

500 guests are expected to enjoy “Best Tastes of Princeton,” a selection of foods and wines donated by local food and beverage purveyors including Cool Vines, diSh catering, JL Ivy, Mediterra, Tre Piani, the bent spoon, Ōme Caterers, and small world coffee.

The highlight of the evening will be the Art Tombola, an Italian style prize draw, where each participant takes home one of 87 original works of art donated by select local artists.  This year’s Tombola will be technologically enhanced by a custom designed wall-sized video display compliments of SureTech.com.

An edgy, urban décor and interactive dance will add interest to this year’s spring gala, which kicks off the Princeton Arts Weekend and Communiversity Festival of the Arts.  Described as “the liveliest and hippest art-related event in Princeton,” this year’s Pinot to Picasso event will provide its artists with great exposure to new audiences and provide guests with a chance to celebrate the arts in Princeton.  In addition, participating Princeton shops and restaurants will be displaying Pinot to Picasso artwork for two weeks prior to the event.

Funds raised through this event support the Arts Council’s Anne Reeves Artist-in-Residence Program in the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts.

Read more about Ms. Sturken at my Sept. 8, 2008 post — or just search her name in the box at right.

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