A SAMPLING OF OUR LIVE AUCTION “EXPERIENCES”
- Join the parade at Parade the Circle, June 8, 2013! Walk on stilts. Learn from the master. Robin Van Lear (CAP 2001), artistic director community arts at the Cleveland Museum of Art, will provide you with private lessons to bring you up to speed on your stilting, outfit you with a costume and strut with you in the finale of Parade the Circle! Are you up to this?
- Unique experience! Explore the new Transformer Station on West 26th Street. Tour with owners, Fred and Laura Bidwell, who have transformed the building into an exhibition space for photography and contemporary art. After seeing the inaugural exhibit, enjoy an intimate dinner for 6, prepared in the building’s new kitchen facility.
- Have dinner with Mary Doria Russell (CAP 1998), author of Doc, an entertaining novel about Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp, at Doug Katz’s restaurant Fire Food and Drink. Enjoy a specially prepared four course meal paired with wines for 6 guests + Mary at the chef’s table! Learn the fascinating details of Mary’s research for Doc.
- Drink and draw with visual artist and teacher Don Harvey (CAP 1991) in Rockefeller’s and Barle’s secret garden. Sign up individually or with friends for a drawing class. Don and his assistants will provide you with materials and instruction. Rockefeller’s and Barle’s will provide you with libations and treats! Explore your artistic expressions!
- Paula McLain (CAP 2011), will join you and your friends for a discussion of her best selling book, The Paris Wife. Paula, a born story teller, will come to your book club, neighborhood get together, family dinner or spring picnic and regale you with tales about Hadley and Ernest! By the end of the event, all will want Paula as their new best friend. Sure to be informative, entertaining and fun!
The Paris Wife, her most recent book, has been translated into 33 languages, spent over a year on the NY Times best seller list, was one of the best books of 2011 by People, NPR, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, Kirkus, Book Page and The Toronto Sun, Winner of Best Historical Fiction of 2011. The recently released paperback debuted at #8 on the paperback best seller list.
- Private tour of The Cleveland Museum of Art's Spring exhibition, The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection + a fabulous dining experience at Provenance at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Pompeii was both destroyed and preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.This exhibition explores the modern obsession with Pompeii and reflects on how, with the 300 years since the discovery in the early 1700s, the Vesuvian sites have functioned as mirrors of the present. The exhibition presents works from some of the most inspiring artists and how they reimagine ancient life in contemporary times. Tour for 6 people with Jon L. Seydl, PhD, Curator of European Painting & Sculpture and C. Griffith Mann, Deputy Director & Chief Curator.
The tour is to be followed by a superb 4 course dinner + wine pairings at Provenance, overseen by the general manager, Michael Huff. The menu will be based on an international cuisine, designed by Doug Katz.
Enjoy an evening with Eric Coble (CAP 2007), Playwright Extraordinaire! Eric’s topic, “The Art of the Monologue”, will have him reading pieces of his from the last decade, answering questions and discussing all things theatre and film writing.
Eric’s most recent play produced in Cleveland, “A Carol for Christmas”, an adaptation of a novella by Les Roberts (CAP 1992), was performed at the Cleveland Play House during November/December 2012. Eric’s play, The Velocity of Autumn”, seen at the Beck Center, is set to open this spring on Broadway, starring Estelle Parsons.
In 2012, Eric had over 150 separate productions, including 7 world premieres. In every week of the last five years, Eric has had a play in production or rehearsal somewhere in the world! Not only is Eric an entertaining speaker, but he is also prolific and successful. His star is definitely rising!
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