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Artists' Ball Returns to Newport Art Museum
The Artists' Ball, a tradition at the Newport Art Museum for decades, returns during the Museum's centennial year on Saturday, May 12, 2012 after a hiatus of several years and under the billing, "Established 1920 - Remixed 2012." The Museum is inviting everyone who values Rhode Island's creative community to join in this celebration. Co-chairs Alexander (Sandy) Nesbitt and Christopher (Chris) Wyllie are encouraging "alter egos, costumes and bold attire."
The Artists' Ball 2012 features DJ JR, burlesque performers Kristen Minksy & the TropiGals, hors d'oeuvres and sweets, complimentary signature cocktail and a cash bar. Sculptures by Rhode Island artists Jerold Ehrlich and Peter Diepenbrock will be exhibited during the Artists' Ball. A selection of large-scale original silkscreen prints by a variety of artists will be available in the Museum's Elizabeth Conklin Museum Shop during the event. The Artists' Ball runs from 8pm to midnight at the Museum's John N. A. Griswold House, 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI. Tickets cost $60 in advance and $80 at the door. The Artists' Ball is supported in part by Glorious Affairs, Island Wine and Spirits, The Cupcakerie and Costume SuperCenter. Reservations are strongly recommended as tickets are limited. Reserve at 401-848-8200 ext. 7989 or by visiting www.NewportArtMuseum.org.
More About Newport Art Museum
The Newport Art Museum exhibits the contemporary and historic art of Newport , Rhode Island and Southeastern New England. Memberships grant unlimited general admission and significant discounts to events, special programs and art classes year-round. The museum is located at 76 Bellevue. It’s main building is a National Historic Landmark – the 1864 John Griswold family summer house. The Art Association of Newport (now the Newport Art Museum) purchased the property from Griswold’s heirs in 1916. Subsequently expanded, Griswold House was the first major commission in Newport for architect Richard Morris Hunt, who went on to design the Breakers and Marble House, both on Bellevue.
The Museum’s three-building campus also includes the Coleman Center for Creative Studies in the Gilbert S. Kahn Building, which houses the Museum’s art school, and the Cushing Gallery, which is named after Howard Gardiner Cushing (an early member of the museum). The Newport Art Museum hosts concerts, family programs, live theatre, gallery talks, lunch-hour discussions, lectures, after-hours social events and more year-round. Major events include Wet Paint weekend in August when “still wet” artworks created by hundreds of artists in a single day are sold at auction, and an elegant summer gala held each year in July.