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Montclair Art Museum Plans Five-Day Festival of Floral Designs for Special 10th Anniversary Edition of Art in Bloom

INSPIRING CREATIVITY AND COMMUNITY

 

MONTCLAIR ART MUSEUM PLANS FIVE-DAY FESTIVAL OF FLORAL DESIGNS

FOR SPECIAL 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF ART IN BLOOM

 

Floral Designs Inspired by Art on View at MAM,
May 16–20, 2018

Special Events Include Joie de Vivre Luncheon & Lecture May 17, 2018;
Life in Bloom: Garden to Table Community Event May 17, 2018;

and Under a Painted Sky Gala May 19, 2018

 

 

MONTCLAIR, NJ, April 10, 2018—This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the Montclair Art Museum’s Art in Bloom, a biennial celebration of floral design inspired by the art in MAM’s galleries. The Montclair Art Museum (MAM) has selected more than 45 designers and garden clubs from the tristate region to contribute floral interpretations of artwork from the permanent collection of the Museum and the special exhibition Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist. This year’s festival is chaired by Fred and Joanne Langbein.

 

Art in Bloom will be open to the public for a limited run May 16–20, 2018 and is accompanied by a selection of social fundraising events, including a luncheon and lecture on May 17, a community event on May 17, and a gala on May 19. These special events benefit the Montclair Art Museum’s exhibitions and education programs and advance the Museum’s mission to engage and inspire diverse audiences across the region. The Museum will honor four extraordinary, civic-minded women for this anniversary edition: Rose Cali, a community leader and philanthropist who champions the arts and education across the region; Dr. Susan Cole, President of Montclair State University and thought leader in education policy; Deborah Hirsch, arts & culture advocate who has created a legacy of extraordinary volunteer and board service; and Kay WalkingStick, featured artist. These honorees planted seeds of change in Montclair over the past 30 years, contributing to its transformation into a destination for culture, art, and higher learning and creating an indelible legacy of community service that extends well beyond the town’s borders.

 

The 10th Anniversary celebration kicks off with the Joie de Vivre Lecture & Luncheon on Thursday, May 17 starting at 11 a.m. Discover how to develop the je ne sais quoi that makes a dinner party terrific, from inspired informal to extravagantly elegant. Take a trip around the globe to be inspired by a rustic Roman-inspired alfresco gathering and a Parisian sophisticated soirée. Local entertaining talents will give insight and share secrets on the elements behind splendid cuisine, wine, flowers, and décor … and relaxed, convivial hosts! Panelists include culinary whizzes Steven Desalvo, private chef, and Ariane Duarte, chef and owner at Ariane Kitchen & Bar; wine connoisseurs Tim Hirsch, project and operations manager at Grand Cru, and Sharon Sevrens, owner of Amanti Vino; spectacular event designers Zachary Tischbein, owner of Table Leg Home, and Polly Morozov, owner of Ampersand Interiors + Garden; fantastic florists Andrea Filippone, landscape designer/partner for AJF Design and F2 Environmental Design, and Anne Kilkullen, founder and creative director at Blade Floral and Event Design; and Travel+Leisure Super Agent A-List Rebecca MacGregor. Guests will also be treated to a private viewing of the floral design exhibition and raffle spectacular. The Luncheon honors Deborah Hirsch and is chaired by Betty Murphy and Amy South. Tickets start at $200.

 

For the special 10th Anniversary of Art in Bloom, the Montclair Art Museum is adding Life in Bloom: Garden to Table, a community event that takes the theme of Art in Bloom from the garden to the table with a focus on local food, home gardens, and healthy eating choices. This event will follow the Luncheon on May 17, starting at 6:30 p.m. Learn to grow it, source it, and cook it from an interactive panel including master gardener, beekeeper, and local chef Kwame Williams of Vital Dining. Discover resources in our community with a dynamic fair featuring partners that specialize in habits for a healthy and sustainable lifestyle—from slow food to sustainable agriculture, CSAs to composting, and foraging to fermenting. The Museum will also be collecting food donations for the Human Needs Food Pantry, especially cereal, pasta, peanut butter, and jelly. Galleries will be open late from 2 to 9 p.m. for visitors to also enjoy the floral exhibition. The program is included with standard Museum admission and free to MAM members. Life in Bloom: Garden to Table is sponsored by Partners for Health Foundation produced by artist and Montclair Food Co-op & CSA manager Gwen Charles.

 

The capstone of the Art in Bloom week is the Museum’s annual gala, Under a Painted Sky on May 19, starting at 6 p.m. The elegant affair is the Museum’s largest fundraiser of the year. The evening includes a private viewing of the floral design exhibition, cocktails in the galleries, a silent auction, a fabulous dinner, and a live auction presented by Charles Antin. Late night fun continues until midnight with dancing, a Scotch tasting and cigar bar on the lawn, and premier photo opportunities such as the Dark Room Truck. The Gala is chaired by Joanne Langbein and Lyn Reiter and honors Rose Cali, Dr. Susan Cole, and Kay WalkingStick. Tickets start at $500.

 

The Montclair Art Museum will also offer extended gallery hours to the public to maximize access during the five-day exhibition.

  • Wednesday, May 16, 12–5 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 17, 2–9 p.m.
  • Friday, May 18, 12–5 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 1910 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 20, 12–5 p.m. Members are invited for an exclusive early-hours tour at 11 a.m.

Standard Museum admission rates apply for Art in Bloom: FREE for members and children under 12, $12 nonmember adults, and $10 for veterans, seniors, and students with ID.

 

Follow this festival of fine art and flowers on social media with #ArtinBloom10. For more details, sponsorship opportunities, and ticket purchase, visit montclairartmuseum.org/artinbloom10 or contact Christine Walia, Assistant Director of Special Events, at 973-259-5143 or cwalia@montclairartmuseum.org.

 

 

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Montclair Art Museum Announces Floral Designers for 10th Anniversary Art in Bloom

INSPIRING CREATIVITY AND COMMUNITY

 

MONTCLAIR ART MUSEUM ANNOUNCES FLORAL DESIGNERS
FOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY ART IN BLOOM

 

Floral Designs Inspired by Art on View at MAM,
May 16–20, 2018

 

Special Events Include Joie de Vivre Luncheon & Lecture May 17, 2018

and Under a Painted Sky Gala May 19, 2018

 

 

MONTCLAIR, NJ, March 16, 2018—This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the Montclair Art Museum’s Art in Bloom, a biennial celebration of floral design inspired by the art in MAM’s galleries. The Montclair Art Museum (MAM) has selected more than 45 designers and garden clubs from the tristate region to contribute floral interpretations of artwork from the permanent collection of the Museum and the special exhibition Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist. Art in Bloom will be open to the public for a limited run May 16–20, 2018 and is accompanied by a selection of social fundraising events, including a luncheon and lecture on May 17 and gala on May 19. Learn more at montclairartmuseum.org/artinbloom10 or follow this festival of fine art and flowers on social media with #ArtinBloom10.

 

 

PARTICIPATING FLORAL DESIGNERS
(listed with their town and garden club affiliation, if any)

  • Fran Ackerly, Glen Ridge, The Garden Club of Montclair
  • Barbara Baletti, Verona, The Garden Club of Montclair
  • Gail Bassolino, Wayne, Pines Lake Garden Club, Inc.
  • Diane Behlen, Little Falls, Little Falls Buds
  • Susan Benner, Montclair, The Garden Club of Montclair
  • Janice Benton, Montclair
  • Sharla Blanz, Montclair, The Garden Club of Montclair
  • Patricia Bowman, Hackettstown, The Garden Club of Long Valley
  • Carol Callahan, Montclair, The Garden Club of Montclair
  • Cynthia Corhan-Aitken, Montclair, The Garden Club of Montclair, Floral Design Chair
  • Christine Cowles, New York, NY, The Garden Club of Montclair
  • Anna Coy, Montclair
  • Karen Cubero, Little Falls, Little Falls Buds
  • Susan Dumont, Montclair
  • Theodora Falcone, Long Valley, The Garden Club of Long Valley
  • Nancy Foster, Montclair
  • Victoria Herrera, Montclair, The Garden Club of Montclair
  • Deborah Hirsch, Montclair, The Garden Club of Montclair
  • Marjorie Hulstrunk, Morris Plains
  • Kate Khachaturian, Glen Ridge, The Garden Club of Montclair
  • Laura Kiesewetter, Upper Montclair, Ikenobo Ikebana Society of NJ
  • Anne Kilcullen, Montclair
  • Mary Ann Kilpatrick, Little Falls, Little Falls Buds
  • Arnold Korotkin, Little Falls, Little Falls Buds
  • Karen Kratina, Montclair, Ikenobo Ikebana Society of NJ
  • Laurie Kroll, Glen Ridge, Ikenobo Ikebana Society of NJ
  • Florence Leyssene, Cedar Grove, The Garden Club of Montclair
  • So Yoon Lym, North Haledon
  • Timothy Mannion, Montclair, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Flower Guild
  • Deborah Moran, Montclair, Garden Club of Montclair
  • Tova Narrett, Glen Ridge, The Garden Club of Montclair
  • Sandra Nielsen, Long Valley, The Garden Club of Long Valley
  • Peggy Olivi, Little Falls, Little Falls Buds
  • Roberto Pagan, Bloomfield
  • Gretchen Prater, Essex Fells
  • Michele Quinn, Upper Montclair, The Garden Club of Montclair
  • Marisabel Raymond, New York, NY, The Garden Club of Montclair
  • Joan Reynolds, Little Falls, Little Falls Buds
  • Lillian Rockwood, West Orange, The Garden Club of Montclair
  • Carol Rygiel-English, Cranford
  • Yolanda Silverio, Orange
  • Cheryl Slutzky, Upper Montclair
  • Sarah Stransky, Roseland, The Garden Club of Montclair
  • Susan Straten, Montclair
  • Michele Tomasik, Upper Montclair, The Garden Club of Montclair
  • Tricia Toomey, Little Falls, Little Falls Buds
  • Philemona Williamson, Upper Montclair
  • Karen Worster, Little Falls, Little Falls Buds

 

EXTENDED GALLERY HOURS

The Montclair Art Museum will also offer extended gallery hours to the public to maximize access during the five-day exhibition.

  • Wednesday, May 16, 12–5 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 17, 2–9 p.m.
  • Friday, May 18, 12–5 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 20, 12–5 p.m. Members are invited for an exclusive early hours tour at 11 a.m.

Standard Museum admission rates apply for Art in Bloom: FREE for members and children under 12, $12 nonmembers, and $10 for veterans, seniors, and students with ID.

 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Proceeds from the following Art in Bloom special events benefit the Montclair Art Museum's exhibitions and education programs and advance the Museum's mission to engage and inspire diverse audiences across the region. For more details, sponsorship opportunities, and ticket purchase, visit montclairartmuseum.org/artinbloom10 or contact Christine Walia, Assistant Director of Special Events, at 973-259-5143 or cwalia@montclairartmuseum.org.

 

Joie de Vivre

Art in Bloom 10th Anniversary Luncheon & Lecture

May 17, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

Art in Bloom is a biennial celebration of floral designs inspired by the art in MAM's galleries. Celebrate the 10th Anniversary with a lecture and luncheon, co-chaired by Betty Murphy and Amy South. The Luncheon honors Deborah Hirsch, arts & culture advocate and patron. A guest panel of local entertaining talents will share suggestions and secrets for creating terrific dinner parties from inspired informal to extravagantly elegant. Whether your preference is a rustic Roman-inspired alfresco gathering or a Parisian sophisticated soirée, these experts will address the elements behind splendid cuisine, wine, flowers, décor…and relaxed, convivial hosts! Guests will also have the opportunity for a private viewing of the floral design exhibition and to participate in a raffle spectacular. Tickets start at $200.

 

Under a Painted Sky

Art in Bloom 10th Anniversary Gala

May 19, 2018, 6 p.m.

Art in Bloom is a biennial celebration of floral designs inspired by the art in MAM's galleries. Celebrate the 10th Anniversary at an elegant evening affair, co-chaired by Joanne and Fred Langbein. The Gala honors Rose Cali, philanthropist and community leader; Dr. Susan Cole, President of Montclair State University and thought leader in education policy; and Kay WalkingStick, artist. The evening includes a private viewing of the floral design exhibition, cocktails in the galleries, silent and live auctions, a fabulous dinner, and late night dancing and fun. Tickets start at $500.

 

 

MAM African American Cultural Committee to Host Summertime Scavenger Hunt

MONTCLAIR ART MUSEUM AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL COMMITTEE TO HOST A SUMMERTIME SCAVENGER HUNT

 

Proceeds Support Yard School of Art Scholarship Recipients

 

MONTCLAIR, NJ, June 23, 2017—This summer, discover new art for a good cause! The Montclair Art Museum’s African American Cultural Committee (AACC) has organized a Summertime Scavenger Art Hunt. A series of galleries and art destinations throughout the tri-state area have been selected. At each site, participants must decipher a clue about an artwork by an African American artist, find the work referenced, and take a selfie with it. Each photo is worth a certain point value, based on the difficulty of the clue. The first team to document all 10 clues wins!

 

Happy Hunting! Participants can join at any time through September 5. The cost to play is $85 for families and $50 for individuals; the fee is 50/50 split between funding a Yard School of Art Scholarship in the name of the winner and prizes for the winner. Mail a check to Attn: Martha Kelshaw, Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042. Instructions and clues can be downloaded from montclairartmuseum.org/aacc. For questions and additional information, contact Wanda Croudy, AACC member, at wrcroudy@gmail.com.

 

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Montclair Art Museum to Host "Au Revoir, Matisse!" Wine Bar

MONTCLAIR ART MUSEUM TO HOST "AU REVOIR, MATISSE!" WINE BAR

 

Special Event Includes After-Hours Gallery Access to Matisse and American Art

 

Friday, June 16, 7–10 p.m.

 

MONTCLAIR, NJ, May 25, 2017—The Montclair Art Museum (MAM) will conclude its celebration of all things Matisse with its annual Wine Bar, bringing together community, wine and, of course, art to toast the Museum’s groundbreaking exhibition Matisse and American Art. “Au Revoir, Matisse” will take place Friday, June 16, from 7 to 10 p.m. Proceeds from Au Revoir, Matisse support enhanced educational outreach and accessible programs for children of all ages.

 

Enjoy an evening under the stars! Ticket includes a dynamic wine tasting, with a variety of wines and generous pours available throughout the event. Hors d’oeuvres will complement and satisfy appetites. Let your inner artist out with Matisse-themed art activities for adults. A DJ will keep guests entertained all night.

 

The evening will also provide one of the last opportunities to view the critically acclaimed special exhibition Matisse and American Art before it closes on June 18. Attendees will have special after-hours access to all galleries and exhibitions including the critically acclaimed shows Matisse and American Art; Inspired by Matisse: Selected Works from the Collection; and Janet Taylor Pickett: The Matisse Series.

 

New this year, guests can choose to enhance their tasting with three specialty cocktails to try. Separate charge applies for cocktail tasting. The event will go on rain or shine—but the party will move indoors if needed.

 

Tickets for "Au Revoir, Matisse!" can be purchased at montclairartmuseum.org/winebar and are $100 in advance/$125 at the door. Guests must be 21 to attend.

 

Related Exhibitions

Matisse and American Art examines the French master's influence on American art from 1907 to the present, presenting 65 paintings, archival objects, sculpture, prints and works on paper by Henri Matisse and the American artists he inspired, including Max Weber, Andy Warhol, Helen Frankenthaler, and others. Matisse and American Art runs through June 18, 2017.
 
Inspired by Matisse: Selected Works from the Collection is drawn entirely from the Montclair Art Museum's permanent collection and comprises 53 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures by 42 American artists including Mickalene Thomas, Nick Cave, Donald Judd, and others. The show runs through Summer 2018.
 
Janet Taylor Pickett: The Matisse Series explores the dialogue between Taylor Pickett's artwork and that of renowned French artist Henri Matisse. It features 76 collages as well as four hand-made books, and it runs through July 2, 2017.

 

General Event Information

More information about "Au Revoir, Matisse!" and other special events is available on MAM's website at montclairartmuseum.org. Tickets are available online as well as by contacting Emily Nso Washington at 973-259-5158 or ewashington@montclairartmuseum.org .

 
"Au Revoir, Matisse!" will also be featured on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the hashtag #mamwinebar.

 

Wine Bar Committee

Jo Mathisen, Chair; Adunni & Herman Anderson, Meredith Bergmann, Sharla Blanz, Joahne Carter, Liza Cohn, Leslie Ford, Alixon & Brendan Gill, Fannie Gray, Christine James, Allison Kimmich, Joyce Pokoy-Kurtulus & Osman Kurtulus, Joanne Langbein, Jennifer Ley, Kristin & Keith MacKay, Tanya L. Poteat, Lisa Prince, Sharon Sevrens, Jonathan Simon, Tessie Thomas.

 
 
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MAM Lawn Party Returns September 10

MAM LAWN PARTY

 

Celebrating the opening of Janet Taylor Pickett: The Matisse Series and do it

 

Featuring a Parents Who Rock Benefit Concert for MAM

 

September 10, 12–5 p.m.

 

MONTCLAIR, NJ, August 24, 2016—All are invited to the MAM Lawn Party, Saturday, September 10, 12–5 p.m. at the Montclair Art Museum (MAM)! This daylong celebration will highlight the opening of the Montclair Art Museum’s exhibitions Janet Taylor Pickett: The Matisse Series and do it and include a special Parents Who Rock 10th Anniversary Benefit Concert for MAM. Free and open to the public, a suggested donation supports MAM Art Truck artist residency programs at Side Door Montclair after-school locations.

 

The MAM Lawn Party will offer a first look at the Museum’s newest exhibitions Janet Taylor Pickett: The Matisse Series and do it. Rather than an exhibition of objects created by artists, do it is a collection of conceptual instructions provided by renowned artists and implemented by the community. At the MAM Lawn Party, two special do it performances will premiere. At 1 p.m. Michelangelo Pistoletto’s Sculpture for Strolling (1995), created by children from Succeed2gether with MAM Educator Rachel Cohen, will be ceremoniously rolled into the Museum. At 2 p.m. Dancer Titilayo Derricotte and Drummer Roderick Jackson will enact an original dance performance based on Joan Jonas’ Instruction (2002). Both performances will be recorded and become part of the exhibition.

 

The Parents Who Rock Benefit Concert will last all afternoon and feature over 20 local bands and performers! Parents Who Rock is a nonprofit association of musicians and others based in Montclair who volunteer their time and talents onstage and behind the scenes to raise money for not-for-profit organizations throughout the community. The group was founded by Alma Schneider in 2005 and has helped to raise more than $200,000 for local nonprofits and educational institutions.

 

Family programming at the MAM Lawn Party will extend indoors and out. Get your face painted by Fancy Faces Facepainting and Painted Faces & Other Places, enjoy family yoga with Jacquie Ruderman of Jaipure Yoga, try out an instrument at the School of Rock Montclair Instrument Petting Zoo, and let out your inner “rebel” with (temporary) punk hair by Hair 491. Don’t miss art activities inspired by Janet Taylor Pickett: The Matisse Series in the Helen & Bill Geyer Art Studio and outside with the MAM Art Truck!

 

Fabulous food vendors will be on site including Cheezen Food Truck, Java Love Coffee Roasting Co, Lost Brother’s Pizza Truck, Olive That & More, The Spot, and Izzy & Tallulah.

 

MAM members are invited to an exhibition preview and brunch reception prior to the MAM Lawn Party. For more information about Museum membership, visit montclairartmuseum.org/join or call 973-259-5151.

 

 

COMMUNITY SPONSORS

 

  • Angelbeck’s
  • Apple Village
  • Baristanet
  • Basemeant WRX
  • East Side Mags
  • Encore Catering
  • Fancy Faces Facepainting
  • Hair 491
  • Jaipure Yoga
  • Java Love Coffee Roasting Co.
  • Lowe Roofing
  • The Montclair Foundation
  • Montclair Orthodontics
  • Montclair State University
  • Painted Faces & Other Places
  • Parents Who Rock
  • Portraits by Michael Stahl
  • School of Rock Montclair
  • The Spot
  • Verona Township
  • Wade Maxx Art Gallery & Framing

 

 

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MAM: The Flowering– Art in Bloom Brings Together Fine Art, Floral Displays, and Special Events in Support of the Montclair Art Museum

MAM: THE FLOWERING—ART IN BLOOM 2016 BRINGS TOGETHER FINE ART, FLORAL DISPLAYS, AND SPECIAL EVENTS IN SUPPORT OF THE MONTCLAIR ART MUSEUM

 

 

Five-Day Biennial Festival: May 11–15, 2016

 

 

MONTCLAIR, NJ, April 21, 2016—Art in Bloom, a signature celebration of the Montclair Art Museum (MAM), is a biennial festival of floral design. The 2016 rendition, titled MAM: The Flowering, will present 32 enchanting floral interpretations of works of art currently on view in MAM’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. This not-to-be-missed exhibition will be open to the public May 11–15, 2016. It is accompanied by a selection of special events, including a luncheon and lecture Fashion, Flowers & Flirtation May 12, gala Flower Ball May 14, and after party Midnight in the Garden May 14.

 

MAM: The Flowering special events are chaired by Deborah Hirsch and Betty Murphy and floral design is chaired by Cynthia Corhan-Aitken. The festival will celebrate Gretchen Prater, artist, patron, and mentor; and Bank of America, philanthropic corporate leader in arts and culture. Funds raised benefit the Museum’s exhibitions and education programs.

 

Visit montclairartmuseum.org/mamtheflowering for full details and follow the excitement on social media with #MAMtheFlowering.

 

 

MAM: The Flowering—Art in Bloom 2016 Exhibition

 

MAM: The Flowering will be a remarkable collaboration of art and floral arrangements inspired by the paintings, sculpture, and photography from the permanent collection of the Museum and the special exhibition, American Visions: 1870–1940, Works from the Bank of America Collection. More than 30 floral designers from the tristate region will contribute to the interpretations. The unique gallery experience will be open to the public May 11–15. The exhibition is free for members and children under 12, $12 regular nonmember adult admission, and $10 for students and seniors with ID.

 

Featured floral designers include Barbara Baletti, Diane Behlen, Janice Benton, Brenda Bingham, Eva Brandstotter-Reilly, Cynthia Corhan-Aitken, Christine Cowles, Anna Coy, Joan Crowther, Karen Cubero, Carol English, Firth Fabend, Pat Farrelly, Pat French, Kate Khachaturian, Patricia Kettenring, Laura Kiesewetter, Mary Ann Kilpatrick, Arnold Korotkin, Karen Kratina, Laurie Kroll, Devinder Lehmann, Frances Pelzman Liscio, Tim Mannion, Mary McGeown, Elisabeth Meyer, Cathy Miller, Deborah Moran, Peggy Olivi, Roberto Pagan, Ruth Paul, Sharon Petrucelli, Gretchen Prater, Michele Quinn, Celia Radek, Marisabel Raymond, Joan Reynolds, Lillian Rockwood, Yana Rodin Tracy, Sarah Stransky, Tessie Thomas, Michele Tomasik, Patricia Toomey, Franca Tutela, and Karen Worster.

         

Two restaurant partners are offering special discounts to MAM visitors May 11–15! Present your MAM admission button for 15% off (except seafood) Toast Montclair and 10% off Belgiovine’s Italian Deli.

 

 

MAM: The Flowering—Art in Bloom 2016 Special Events

 

The luscious luncheon Fashion, Flowers & Flirtation will take place on May 12, 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Featured guest speakers Melissa Garcia, celebrity stylist and on-air fashion correspondent, and Charcy Evers, trend analyst and fashion expert, will discuss floral inspiration in fashion, fragrance, and art and also emcee an exciting fashion show by Bloomingdale’s, The Mall at Short Hills. The indulgent day will include an intimate private viewing of the floral design exhibition and a raffle spectacular. Fashion, Flowers & Flirtation is chaired by Sandra Carter and Ann Schaffer. Tickets start at $200. In tandem with the luncheon, MAM also invites you to donate “career appropriate” shoes and costume jewelry to Career Closet in Livingston. Bring donations in a clear plastic bag to MAM’s Nathaniel C. Harris Jr. Entrance, May 9–11, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. or to the Luncheon.

 

The centerpiece of MAM: The Flowering and the Museum’s largest fundraiser of the year, the Flower Ball on May 14, will be an evening of admiration and adornment with dinner and entertainment. Beginning at 6 p.m., the black tie occasion will also feature a private viewing of the floral design exhibition, an exciting silent auction, and a live auction presented by Mariana Gantus Wall. Expect to be starstruck by a guest appearance by an international opera star from The Richard Tucker Music Foundation. Flower Ball is chaired by Meredith Bergmann and tickets start at $500.

 

At 9:30 p.m., the unforgettable after party Midnight in the Garden takes over to continue the celebration until 1 a.m. Go from blossoms to bourbons and crocuses to cigars with bourbon tasting by Black Dirt Distillery and cigar rolling by Fumé. Enjoy savories and sweets and taste spirits by renowned mixologists Derrick Turner and Darnell Holguin. Dance the night away with beats by DJ Gabriel Levy and capture all the memories with photobooth fun! The after dark soirée is chaired by Cleo Davis-Urman and Vanessa Yurkevich. Tickets are $100; all Flower Ball tickets include entry to the Midnight in the Garden after party.

 

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit montclairartmuseum.org/mamtheflowering or contact Christine Walia, Assistant Director, Special Events at 973-259-5143 or cwalia@montclairartmuseum.org.

 

 

MAM: The Flowering—Art in Bloom 2016 Schedule

 

Wednesday, May 11

Galleries open to the public 12–5 p.m.

 

 

Thursday, May 12

Fashion, Flowers & Flirtation, Lecture & Luncheon — 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

Galleries open to the public 2–5 p.m.

 

 

Friday, May 13

Galleries open to the public 12–5 p.m.

 

 

Saturday, May 14

Galleries open to the public 12–4 p.m.

Flower Ball, Gala — 6 p.m.

Midnight in the Garden, After Party — 9:30 p.m.

 

 

Sunday, May 15

Galleries open to the public 12–5 p.m.

 

 

 

MAM: The Flowering—Art in Bloom 2016 Event Sponsors

 

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

Bank of America

Prudential

Carol and Terry Wall/The Vance Wall Foundation

 

 

HORTICULTURIST

Lisa and Joseph Amato

 

 

MASTER GARDENER

Cynthia Corhan-Aitken and Murry Aitken

Lisa D’Alessandro

Lynn and Stephen Glasser with Adrian Shelby and Edward Bindel

Meghan and Stephen Hess

Deborah and Peter Hirsch

Wendy and Andrew Lacey

Neuberger Berman

Gretchen and Sandy Prater

Lyn and Glenn Reiter

Sharon and Robert Taylor

Margo and Frank Walter

Wells Fargo Private Bank

 

 

ARBORIST

Susan Brady and Mustafa Abadan

Linny and Rick Andlinger

Michael Backer

Eileen and Robert C. Butler

Rose Cali

Melinda and William H. Connolly

Fidelity

Ann and Thomas Johnson

Dan Arrighi and Sam Joseph

Joanne and Fred Langbein

Nisivoccia LLP

Heidi and Richard Rieger

 

 

GARDENER

Adunni and Herman Anderson

Betty Ann and Jack Cannell

Sylvia Cohn

Christine James

Hillary and John Reimnitz

Toni LeQuire-Schott and Newt Schott

Lynn and Sengal Selassie

 

 

BOUQUET

Jacqueline McMullen

Betty and Greg Murphy

Gretchen and Sandy Prater

Mary Streep

 

 

CORSAGE

Terri Breen

Rose Cali

Laura Kiesewetter

PNC Wealth Management

 

 

BLOSSOM

Linny Andlinger

Atlas Desk

Joan L. Barrett

Eileen and Robert C. Butler

Catherine Carlozzi

Sylvia Cohn

Marilyn Hatzenbuhler

Christine James

Kate Khachaturian

Karen Mandelbaum

Pam Nedzi

Richfield Farms, Inc.

Ann Schaffer

Pamela S. Scott

Cheryl Slutzky

Marianne Smith

Sarah Stransky

Margo Walter 

 

 

MAM: The Flowering—Art in Bloom 2016 Committee

Lisa and Joseph Amato

Adunni Slackman Anderson and
   Herman L. Anderson

Linny Andlinger

Joan Barrett

Paige Barrett

Marshall Bergmann

Susan Brady and Mustafa Abadan

Terri Breen

Linda Breler

Nan Bylin

Betty and Jack Cannell

Sylvia Cohn

Elaine Pantages Conti

Jennifer Conti

Wanda R. Croudy

Samantha Dana

Oliver Davis-Urman

Beverly and Joe Dempsey

Devon Eagle

Charcy Evers

Leslie Ford

Lynn and Stephen Glasser

Michelle and Seth Glasser

Jake Goldstein

Fannie Gray

Anna Hazard

Roxanne Hersh

Becky Hirsch

Peter Hirsch

Tim Hirsch

Anita and Jack Kassel

Debbie Kozak

Joyce Pokoy Kurtulus and
   Osman Kurtulus

Joanne Langbein

Laura Liscio

Kristin and Keith Mackay

Diane Marisca

Sydney McCutcheon

Caitlin Mullen

Eliot Pepe

Lyn Reiter

Marjorie Rich

Jacklyn and Sean Rider

Claire Rosen

Spencer Rubin

Ivonne Ruggles

Mel Schaffer

Susannah Schaffer

Carrie Schwartz

Sharon and Chris Sevrens

Poonam Shah and Adam McCoy

Adrian Shelby and Edward
   Bindel

Cheryl Slutzky

Sarah Stransky

Susan Straten

Tessie Thomas

Tesie Torres

Donna M. Uher-Imperatore

Emelil Walter

Margo Walter

Allison Yurkevich

Deborah Zafman

 

 

About the Museum

The Montclair Art Museum, a notable, community-based institution with an international reputation, boasts a renowned collection of American and Native American art that uniquely highlights art making in the United States over the last three hundred years. The collection includes more than 12,000 objects: paintings, prints, original works on paper, photographs, and sculpture by American artists from the 18th century to the present, as well as traditional and contemporary Native American art and artifacts representing the cultural developments of peoples from all of the major American Indian regions. The Museum’s education programs serve a wide public and bring artists, performers, and scholars to the Museum on a regular basis.
 

 

MAM’s Yard School of Art is the leading regional art school, offering a multitude of comprehensive courses for children, teens, adults, seniors, and professional artists. The Yard School was recently recognized in the Discover Jersey Arts People’s Choice Awards 2015 as the Favorite Adult Art Class and favorite Art Camp. The Montclair Art Museum is located at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair, N.J. Information and directions are available on the Museum website, montclairartmuseum.org, or by calling 973-746-5555. MAM is open Wednesdays through Sundays, Noon – 5 p.m., and on the first Thursday night of the month (October–June), from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. It is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and major holidays. Museum admission is $12 for nonmember adults, $10 for senior citizens and students with I.D., and free for members and children under 12. Free First Thursday Nights and Free First Fridays are free for everyone. The Store at MAM is open Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and has extended hours until 9 p.m. on Free First Thursday Nights.

 

All Museum programs are made possible, in part, by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, Carol and Terry Wall / The Vance Wall Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and Museum members.

 

 

Media Contacts

 

Michael Gillespie, 973-259-5134

mgillespie@montclairartmuseum.org

 

Catherine Mastrangelo, 973-259-5119

cmastrangelo@montclairartmuseum.org

 

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Celebrate Arts and Culture at the Montclair Art Museum's Gala of the Arts

Celebrate Arts and Culture at the Montclair Art Museum’s

GALA OF THE ARTS

 

Saturday, April 11

 

MONTCLAIR, NJ, March 5, 2015—The Montclair Art Museum (MAM) invites you to a celebration of arts and culture, the Gala of the Arts, on Saturday, April 11. MAM galas draw a demographically diverse audience from the tri-state region including patrons of the arts, civic leaders, and generous members of the business community in support of the Museum. Last year, the Museum marked its 100th anniversary with the Centennial Ball celebrating its history of service to the community. As the Museum enters its second century, the Gala of the Arts looks forward by collaborating with artists of today.

 

MAM will highlight the work of contemporary artists and celebrate their contribution to the community with a cocktail reception and seated dinner. Art will be integrated throughout the evening including artist-designed table installations and art happenings highlighting the rich diversity of artistic creation. Participating artists to date include Mona Brady, Gwen Charles, Willie Cole, Linda Ippolito, Diane Israel, Joyce Korotkin, Jennifer Levine, Susan Marx, Tom Nussbaum, Janet Taylor Pickett, Claire Rosen, Bill Westheimer, and Lisa Westheimer.

 

The event is co-hosted by Margo & Frank Walter, Ann & Mel Schaffer, Lisa & Joe Amato, and Tracy Higgins & Jim Leitner. The gala committee includes Sylvia Cohn, Holly English, Lynn Glasser, Wendy Lacey, Joanne Langbein, Fritzi Mills, Roz Murphy, Claudia Placentra, Lyn Reiter, and Tesie Tores.

 

The cocktail hour will begin at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $500 and can be purchased online at montclairartmuseum.org. For more information, contact Lauren Drew at ldrew@montclairartmuseum.org. All proceeds support exhibitions and educational programs at the Montclair Art Museum.

 

 

’90s Dance Party – March 7

'90s DANCE PARTY

 

Featuring “Saved by the 90s: A Party with The Bayside Tigers” and DJ Gabriel Levy

 

Raffle for Maroon 5 Tickets

 

March 7, 8 p.m.–1 a.m.

 

MONTCLAIR, NJ, February 12, 2015—Love the 1990s? Break out your ripped jeans and flannel for the Montclair Art Museum’s (MAM) ’90s Dance Party Saturday, March 7, 8 p.m.–1 a.m. Inspired by the Museum’s current exhibition Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s, the first major Museum survey of art from this pivotal decade, this party will take you back in the day.

 

From Nirvana to No Doubt, Backstreet Boys to Blink 182, and Smashing Pumpkins to Spin Doctors, “Saved by the 90s: A Party with The Bayside Tigers,” the Ultimate ’90s Tribute Band, will set the scene with all your favorite ’90s tunes. Then, DJ Gabriel Levy will keep you dancing until it’s time to peace out.

 

Expect to be transported to the 1990s with fly graffiti canvases created by Montclair High School’s True Blue Arts Initiative, glow sticks, slap bracelets, and slammin’ surprises. Enjoy late-night snacks and an open bar with NJ Beer, wine, and a specialty cocktail. This party will be all that and a bag of chips!

 

Get your tickets online at montclairartmuseum.org/90s or contact Lauren Drew at 973-259-5147 or ldrew@montclairartmuseum.org. Tickets are $90 per person and all proceeds support MAM’s exhibitions and educational programs.

 

Round trip bus transportation from NYC is available for an additional $15 and must be purchased with your ticket. MAM also partnered with the on-demand transportation service Uber to provide special offers. New Uber users will receive $30 off one trip to or from the Montclair Art Museum using code MAM90s and current users can use promo code MAM90sParty to receive 10% off one ride the day of the event (up to $10, expires 3/8). For more information about these discounts, visit monclairartmuseum.org/90s.

 

The Montclair Art Museum is also offering a raffle for 4 premium tickets to see Maroon 5 at the Izod Center the day after the ’90s Dance Party, Sunday, March 8. The winner will be announced at the Party. Earn one chance for $20 or six for $100. Raffle tickets can also be purchased on montclairartmuseum.org/90s. Winner does not need to be present to win.

 

 

About the Museum

The Montclair Art Museum, a notable, community-based institution with an international reputation, boasts a renowned collection of American and Native American art that uniquely highlights art making in the United States over the last three hundred years. The collection includes more than 12,000 objects: paintings, prints, original works on paper, photographs, and sculpture by American artists from the 18th century to the present, as well as traditional and contemporary Native American art and artifacts representing the cultural developments of peoples from all of the major American Indian regions. The Museum’s education programs serve a wide public and bring artists, performers, and scholars to the Museum on a regular basis.

 

MAM’s Yard School of Art is the leading regional art school, offering a multitude of comprehensive courses for children, teens, adults, seniors, and professional artists. The Yard School was recently recognized in the Discover Jersey Arts People’s Choice Awards 2012 as the Favorite Place to Take a Kid’s and Adult Art Class.

 

The Montclair Art Museum is located at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair, N.J. Information and directions are available on the Museum website, montclairartmuseum.org, or by calling 973-746-5555. MAM is open Wednesdays through Sundays, Noon – 5 p.m., and on the first Thursday night of the month (October–June), from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. It is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and major holidays. Museum admission is $12 for nonmember adults, $10 for senior citizens and students with I.D., and free for members and children under 12. Free First Thursday Nights and Free First Fridays are free for everyone. The Store at MAM is open Tuesdays through Sundays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and has extended hours until 9 p.m. on Free First Thursday Nights.

 

All Museum programs are made possible, in part, by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Vance Wall Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and Museum members.

 

 

About Montclair High School True Blue Arts Initiative

True Blue Arts is a Montclair High School initiative to support performing and visual arts education for all MHS students. In collaboration with MHS SATp (School Action Team for Partnerships,) True Blue Arts aims to develop and support a progressive plan to ensure that Montclair High School:

- Has a broad and clear student-centered arts education philosophy;

- Offers a range of academic and after school opportunities, that use available resources to creatively and flexibly meet the arts education goals for a broad population of MHS students;

- Supports MHS arts educators by identifying opportunities, partnerships and resources;

- Proactively communicates with the community about the complete range of activities and offerings at MHS, with a dedicated focus on outreach and communication with our Montclair middle schools;

- Fosters a culture of collaboration in the arts between and among MHS Visual Arts groups and ensembles with the greater Montclair and Essex County arts communities to benefit our students.

 

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