50th Anniversary Celebration for The Center - "Virtual Art Throwdown & Auction"

Art Throwdown & Auction at The Center
Art Throwdown & Auction at The Center
BEDMINSTER, N.J. - Oct. 12, 2020 - PRLog -- The Center for Contemporary Art, ("The Center"), is holding a one-of-kind virtual fundraiser to celebrate its 50th anniversary.  The community is invited to participate in this free, virtual event taking place on Friday, October 23 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

The "Virtual Art Throwdown" consists of five teaching artists from The Center competing in a fast-paced and friendly competition creating an original work of art using mystery items selected by attendees.  The teaching artists competing will be Joseph Castronnova (Metuchen, NJ), Helen Marie Farrant (Lebanon, NJ), Andrea Gianchiglia (Califon, NJ), Wendy Hallstrom (Clinton, NJ), Oscar Peterson (Millburn, NJ) and Wes Sherman (Denville, NJ) will be the master of ceremonies.

Guests and the general public will have the chance to bid on the artwork made during the event and work by The Center's faculty and other artists from The Center. Bidding begins on Friday, October 16th at 12 Noon E.D.T. Visit www.32auctions.com/ArtThrowdown2020 to bid!

Guests will also be treated to a performance by artist Frank May (Washington, NJ) who will perform a piece made just for this occasion while creating a sculpture which will be available in the online auction.

Claremont Distillery of Fairfield, NJ has created a delicious anniversary cocktail "Secondary Colors" to celebrate The Center's 50th.  All guests will receive the recipe to prepare the cocktail on their own at home.

The event is free but guests must R.S.V.P. to receive the Zoom link for the evening and the cocktail recipe.

For more information and to R.S.V.P. visit https://bit.ly/3iEPIlg

50th Anniversary Sponsors: California Closets North Jersey, Claremont Distillery, EMD Performance Materials, The Merrill G. and Emita E. Hastings Foundation, Meeker Sharkey & Hurley, Morey, Nee, Buck & Oswald CPAs, Murray Chiropractic, Somerset County Business Partnership, Spectacle Communications, LLC, Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery, Turner Marketing, Inc. and 91.9 WXPN FM.

About The Center for Contemporary Art
Founded in 1970, The Center for Contemporary Art is a vital regional art center with a vibrant studio art school, extensive exhibition program and important community outreach component. The Center for Contemporary Art is committed to enabling all visitors to experience its classes and workshops, exhibitions and public programs. The Center was awarded the 2019 Economic Champion Award in recognition of its significant impact on Somerset County in the areas of employment, financial contributions, and community events and programs. The Center is located at 2020 Burnt Mills Road in Bedminster, NJ. For further information, please visit The Center for Contemporary Art online at www.ccabedminster.org

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