Benefiting the GRAMMY nominated ALIAS Chamber Ensemble
Saturday, July 20, 2013 – 6-9 p.m.
W.O. Smith Music School
Now celebrating its fourth year, Arts & Flowers has blossomed into one of Nashville’s most successful and best attended cultural events. Benefiting GRAMMY nominated ALIAS Chamber Ensemble, this sizzling arts party is coming Saturday, July 20, to the W.O. Smith Music School.
“I think something magical happens when you pair visual art and floral design,” says Jim Robert, ALIAS Executive Director. “This year we’re pairing 19 featured artists with 19 featured floral designers, for a colorful collage of unique pieces that will compete for Best of Show. There’s also a new gallery area with 12 additional artists, jeweler Ruthie Cherry and a floral arrangement by OSHi.”
All of the artists have generously agreed to donate at least 40% of each sale to ALIAS. The floral arrangements will be part of the silent auction, with 100% going to the chamber ensemble. Once again, ALIAS will perform a small selection from their latest innovative repertoire.
Some of Nashville’s top culinary talent will provide heavy hors d’oeuvres and spirits, including Music City Flats, Belcourt Taps, Rumours, the Daily Dish, Miel Restaurant, the Infinity Restaurant Group featuring Nathaniel Beaver and Tabor Luckey and West Meade Wine & Liquor Mart. A new “sweets & coffee station” with chocolates from Southwestern/Great American has been added this year, along with a photo booth for attendees to enjoy getting their pictures made while at the event and a copy to take home.
Celebrity art judges include Senator Thelma Harper, Meryll Rose from Channel 5, Perri Crutcher of OSHi International, Ted Crockett from the Nashville Film Festival and Jane Offenbach MacLeod of Cheekwood. Renowned celebrity chef Miss Daisy King will serve as this year’s Arts & Flowers co-chair, along with co-chair and noted art expert George Clark. Honorary chairs are Judith Hodges and Jan van Eys. Celebrity MC for the evening will be Anna Marie from the Morning Show at Mix 92.9.
Many thanks to our Sponsors and Supporters:
Gold Sponsor: Nashville Arts Magazine
Silver Sponsor: York & Friends Fine Art
Bronze Sponsors: Avenue Bank; Forest Home Media; John T. Lewis; Miss Daisy King McLemore Auction Co, LLC; Dr. Jan van Eys; Southwestern/Great American
Co-Chairs: Miss Daisy King & George Clark
Honorary Chairs: Judith Hodges & Jan van Eys
Committee Members: Ron York; Kathy Masulis; Jim Robert
Meryll Rose from Talk of the Town
Perri Crutcher from OSHi International
Jane MacLeod from Cheekwood Botanical Gardens
State Senator Thelma Harper
Ted Crockett from Nashville Film Festival
30 Favorite Local Artists: Beth Affolter, Christina Baker, Vesela Baker, Michael Bush, W J Cunningham, Vicki Denaburg, Lauren Dunn, Elizabeth Foster, Jann Harrison, Geppe Hernandez, Millie Jarrett, Michael Manly, Edie Maney, Lisa McReynolds, Brian Nash, David Nichols, Barry Noland, Amanda Norman, Jennifer Padgett, Marabeth Quin, Jade Reynolds, Vicki Shipley, Kathleen Sparkman, Darryl Steele, Annie Tagg, Charlotte Terrell, Tom Turnbull, Rhonda Wernick, Maribeth Wright, Ron York
Incredible Floral Designers & Florists: Always In Bloom, Connie Baird, Phillipe Chadwick, Jim Dagg, Emma’s Flower, Fab Floristry, Flower Express, Freeman’s Flowers, Garden Delights, Leigh Hendry, OSHi International, Parker Designs, Rebel Hill Florist, Brian Schafer, Tulip Tree, Lynne Wallman