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Johns Hopkins University
901 South Bond Street, Suite 540
Baltimore, Maryland 21231
Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920
August 22, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Heather Egan Stalfort
(410) 516-0341 ext. 17
Art, Wine and Food
Oct. 11, 6-9 p.m. | Tickets: $35 public, $30 members
The Johns Hopkins University's Evergreen Museum & Library celebrates art, wine and food with its second artUncorked soiree and wine-tasting event, themed Vive la France Ooh la la!, on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Featuring world-class French wines from influential wine importer Kermit Lynch expertly paired by event sponsor The Wine Source with innovative regional French foods from some of Baltimore's most creative chefs, plus live music by the Cold Spring Jazz Quartet, and premium silent auction items, this special event benefits the museum's contemporary art programming.
The event will be held in Evergreen's Carriage House, 4545 N. Charles St. in Baltimore. Reservations are limited. Admission is $30 for members, $35 for all others. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.missiontix.com or by phone at 410-516-0341. Information is available at www.museums.jhu.edu/evergreen/artuncorked.
Offering a culinary Tour de France, artUncorked will guide guests through Alsace and the Loire to Burgundy, the Rhone Valley, Languedoc and Provence. Inspired by ingredients typical of each region, talented chefs from some of the best restaurants in Baltimore will prepare traditional and innovative dishes paired with more than 35 wines. Throughout the night, wine experts will be on hand to provide helpful tips on creative pairings for seasoned oenophiles and wine newcomers alike. Guests will also be treated to live music by the Cold Spring Jazz Quartet, and will have the chance to bid on contemporary art, getaway vacation packages, private wine tasting dinners, and vintage and collectable wines in a silent auction. artUncorked salutes Evergreen's former owners, diplomat John Work Garrett and his stylish wife, arts patron and cultural maverick Alice Warder Garrett, who brought European flare to Baltimore's social scene with her glamorous and flamboyant parties. The theme of the evening, Vive la France Ooh la la!, complements the museum's fall exhibition, Dufy: The Evergreen Collection, featuring watercolor and oil paintings by the quintessentially French colorist Raoul Dufy (1877-1952). The exhibition is on view as part of regular museum tours Oct. 5, 2007 through Jan. 6, 2008.
About Evergreen Museum & Library
One of the Johns Hopkins University Museums, Evergreen Museum & Library is at once an intimate collection of fine and decorative arts, rare books and manuscripts assembled by two generations of Baltimore's Garrett family, and a vibrant, inspirational venue for contemporary artists. It is open for guided tours on the hour 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (last tour at 3 p.m.). For general information, the public may call 410-516-0341, e-mail email@example.com, or visit http://www.museums.jhu.edu.