Share Nature's Treasures at Taste of the Arts: Annual NAH Benefit

". . . and a good time was had by all!" That is the promise from co-chairpersons Lynne Elia and Karen Clark to all those who attend the 19th annual Taste of the Arts, Nature's Treasures, at the Inner-City Neighborhood Art House (NAH).

September 13, 2016
Neighborhood Art House
201 East 10th Street
5:00 pm
$ 75.00 per person
Reservations expected

"Taste of the Arts is an important opportunity for the children to showcase what they have learned" Sister Peg, Program Director recently explained, "and through their performance, to give back to those who have made it all possible." The children and teachers have worked hard to prepare for you. They know that those who come to Taste of the Arts help make the Neighborhood Art House possible. They are very excited to show you what they have learned.

The eagerness of our guests is evident each year as they begin to view the children's art work and make their selections. In addition to the framed art displayed in the front room, this year the children have dyed silk scarves using the Japanese Shibori method; some were then embellished with nature images. Be sure not to miss the decorated switch plates, acrylic painted wood bowls, clay ornaments, copper enamel jewelry and small framed art work. Experience has shown that many of our guests will get an early start on their holiday shopping!

Before the program that includes performances by the children, our guests can view and place their bids on art in a variety of media donated by professional artists. A new feature this year is a Treasure Board: Hidden Treasures. Some of the "treasures" are large, some are small, but everyone wins at the Treasure Board. Then it's on to the tent to sample delectable treasures of land, air and sea at the colorful buffet by Sabella's, to pick up a cocktail and visit with friends, old and new.

Take special note of the centerpieces on each table, lovely glass terrariums, some featuring local beach glass and all planted by the children. The final touch is the clay class contribution of nature's little creatures. Most of these beautiful centerpieces will go home with a lucky winner - perhaps that will be you!

One of the highlights of the evening is the live auction of an art piece created especially for this event by our Featured Student Artist. Each year an especially talented Art House participant is chosen and, in conjunction with Sister Peg, Program Director, determines the medium he/she wishes to explore. Jahir Rodriguez, now 14 years old, has attended the Art House since the age of 7. He chose mosaics as his medium and, together with teacher Sharon Bannon, developed his project. Jahir offers a "one of a kind" mosaic-decorated console table for your consideration this year. Be sure to take a moment to meet Jahir and to take a good look at his beautiful table.

Photo: Co-chairpersons Lynne Elia (left) and Karen Clark show some of the children's art for Taste of the Arts

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