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Clay Bash 2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Baltimore Clayworks is pleased to announce a new twist on our annual gala and art auction. This year’s event, the Clay Bash will take place Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore, MD. “Wear your dancing shoes and anything you choose” because the Clay Bash will be less formal than prior galas – where guests are encouraged to show up in fun and funky, Charm City chic! The two part event will feature a seated dinner, live and silent auctions and an After-Party where guests will dance the night away. Your ticket price not only provides you access to this re-fabbed (and we mean FAB’ULOUS) event with great food, open bar and ceramic art, but will also have a direct impact on our ability to sustain high quality ceramic instruction both at our studio in Mt. Washington and in underserved communities of Baltimore City, in neighborhoods with little or no access to the art.
Full Gala Experience- $125 early bird/$150 after Aug. 15: includes a seated dinner, open bar, live and silent auction, ceramics demo and a night of dancing. ($1,250 for full table)
Gala After-Party- $35 early bird/$50 after Aug. 15: At 9:00 pm, the doors will open for a musical performance, dancing, open bar and silent auction.
2014 Honoree: JACK TROY
Baltimore Clayworks is delighted to honor Jack Troy, a talented craftsman and gifted ceramic instructor, at our event this year. Jack is a potter, teacher, and writer, from Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, where he taught at Juniata College for 39 years, and has taught more than 220 workshops in the U.S. and internationally. He has worked at the Institute of Ceramic Studies, Jingdezhen, China; and was an invited artist at the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, in Japan. His work has been exhibited widely, and is in numerous collections, public and private. He received the 2012 NCECA (National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts) Excellence in Teaching Award.
Live Jazz by Tom Reyes Quartet
Enjoy smooth jazz by the Tom Reyes Quartet while sipping on cocktails, bidding on silent auction items and socializing with other guests before dinner.
Quartet is a well seasoned, Baltimore based, Jazz group. Performing over the last fifteen years, everywhere in the tri-state region. From the Main Stage at Artscape, in Baltimore, to Sardis, in Manhattan, the band has a long performance resume. The band features Ed Kernan on bass, Darrell Dunning on drums, Carl Carrington on flute, and the band leader, Tom Reyes on keyboards.
Seated Dinner Catered by Chef Sean Guy of Water for Chocolate
Local favorite Water for Chocolate’s chef, Sean Guy, will be sharing his culinary creative twist on Southern comfort dishes. The menu includes:
Hors d’ oeuvres: Roasted red pepper bisque w/ savory biscotti , chicken and lemongrass dumplings w/ ponzu, risotto fritters w/ red pepper aioli
Dinner: Your choice of the following as your main course served with blueberry- kale salad w/ cornbread croutons and lemon vinaigrette:
- ∙ chipotle maple pork loin w/ apricots and craisins, sweet potato polenta, Haricot verts
- ∙ cilantro lime tuna w/ grilled asparagus-tomato salad, jalapeno cornbread
∙ grilled veggie pesto- squash, zucchini, spinach, eggplant, mushrooms in a pesto Alfredo sauce served w/ Jalapeno cornbread
Dessert: sweet potato bread pudding with crème anglaise, freshly baked brownies, and bacon –chocolate chip cookies
After Party Entertainment by Sound Artist Sean Barber
Starting at 9PM, dance to the beats of Sean Barber as the After Party kicks off!
Master of Ceremonies
Tracey Leong joined WJZ Eyewitness News in July 2014 as a general assignment reporter. Her journalism career began in Southern California where she was born and raised where she anchored and reported at KIEM in Eureka, Calif. and KRCR in Redding, Calif. Tracey has also worked on "Late Night With Conan O'Brien”.
Year of Dining Raffle
As always, the Clayworks Bash will give you the opportunity to win dinner for two at 12 of Baltimore’s hottest restaurants! This year there will be a second chance to win with a year of lunches! These restaurants will include, but are not limited to:
B&O American Brasserie
Mt. Washington Tavern
Village Square Café
The live auction is shaping up to have many sought after items including:
- A week at the River House in Jamaica, MD
- A day of letterpress printing with Bowerbox Press in Monkton.
- A potter’s wheel with a private lesson with Deb Bedwell!
- 5 nights at house in Palm Springs
- Artwork by Jack Troy
Place your bid for items that will include ceramics, jewelry, artwork, experiences, wine and much more! More than 100 art pieces by acclaimed artists – many of which exhibited at the 2014 ACC show in Baltimore! There are also dozens of non-art items which include gift certificates for sensational experiences and services.
Guests will have the opportunity to rub elbows with our resident artists and figure out which artist corresponds with trivia questions in the Artist Bingo game. Once you’ve completed the game board, submit it for the chance to win a prize!
Grab your date, friends, a resident artist or your favorite Clayworks’ teacher and hop into our photo booth to create a lasting Clayworks’ Bash memory!
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