COME CELEBRATE WITH US!
In 2016, Markeim Arts Center will celebrate its 60th year – its Diamond Anniversary. In recognition of this milestone, Markeim will be hosting a very special event on Saturday, January 30, 2016 – Our winter fund-raising gala “Diamonds are Forever” from 7-10 PM.
Markeim was founded in 1956. Come and celebrate our Diamond Anniversary as we celebrate the 50’s! This will be a very special and fun-filled evening with live music, food drink and surprises.
A live show featuring cabaret performances by Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley will be provided courtesy of Haddonfield Plays & Players
The 1950’s was a huge decade for the abstract expressionists, none more so than Jackson Pollack. Abstract artist Chuck Hosier, a student of Jackson Pollack’s work, will create a live Jackson Pollack “drip” painting that will be auctioned off at the end of the evening.
There will be plenty of libations, including some special signature Markeim drinks.
There will be a variety of lite fare and butlered hors d’oeuvres. All food will be provided by Mark Rooks of Rent-a-Chef. Some menu items for the evening include crab balls, grilled Indonesian beef, and shrimp and gruyere crostini.
There will also be ice sculpture!
On Markeim’s walls for the event will be the “Diamonds are Forever” exhibition. Local, regional and national artists have been asked to interpret the theme in a variety of media.
As a complement to the art on the walls, a variety of diamond jewelry will also be on display. There will be faux diamond campaign jewelry from Dwight D. Eisenhower’s successful 1956 campaign – the year Markeim was founded. Priceless, one-of-a-kind estate diamond jewelry, courtesy of several local jewelry stores, will also be exhibited.
The night will conclude with an auction of art work, jewelry and surprises. Starting bids will be far below retail prices.
Recommended attire is upscale, business casual. Black tie or “50’s formal” is welcome. Bring your best “Glam!”
Come celebrate with us! This will be a night to remember.
Click HERE to learn about sponsorship opportunities!
Markeim would like to thank its sponsors for the 2016 Diamonds are Forever Winter Gala