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Deliciously Dark – Markeim Arts Center’s 2017 Winter Gala

Saturday, January 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

corpse-one-funny-motherMarkeim will be hosting a very special event on Saturday, January 28, 2017 – Our winter fund-raising gala “Deliciously Dark” from 6:30-10 PM.

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Markeim was founded in 1956, and has been offering art and cultural opportunities for the community for over 60 years. Each winter we host a Fund-raising Winter Gala. This year’s theme is “Deliciously Dark.” Come and celebrate with us! This will be a very special and fun-filled evening with live performances, food, drink, music and surprises.

Early in the evening, there will be a live “Exquisite Corpse” as three artists simultaneously create their parts of one Exquisite Corpse. The participating artists are Diane Paul, Neil King, and John Giannotti. John Giannotti’s paintings and sculptures have been exhibited world-wide. He is well-known to this region as he designed the Victims of Terrorism Memorial located along the Cooper River, and created Haddonfield’s 15 foot bronze sculpture of Hadrosaurus Foulkii, the first dinosaur discovered in the United States. They will demonstrate the ‘mental contagion,’ or shared consciousness that exists in a room when artists gather.

Later, enjoy a live comedy show featuring Dena Blizzard of “One Funny Mother” and known as the “Chardonnay Go” mom. Dena’s hilarious routine has been receiving raves from across the nation. She will make you laugh until you cry. Entertainment for the evening has been generously sponsored by Haddonfield Plays & Players.

There will be plenty of libations, including some special signature Markeim drinks

There will be a large variety of lite fare and served hors d’oeuvres. Some sample menu items may include crab balls, grilled Indonesian beef, and shrimp and gruyere crostini. There will be a variety of hardy vegetarian alternatives as well.

There will also be ice sculpture!

On Markeim’s walls for the event will be the “Exquisite Corpse” exhibition. Local, regional and national artists have been asked to interpret this art tradition theme in a variety of media. The Exquisite Corpse, was an “art game” first played by the French Surrealists of the 1920’s. The game required that each participating artist was required to paint a different third of the body. The top artist would render the head of a person or animal, the middle artist would create the torso, and the final artist would do the legs. The end result would not be seen until all pieces were completed.

For almost 100 years, Exquisite Corpse projects have been the catalyst for many transformative, socially relevant and historically important books and art exhibitions all across the world.

The night will conclude with an auction of art work and a variety of silent raffle items.

Attire Recommended attire is business casual.

Come celebrate with us! This will be a night to remember.

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Saturday, January 28, 2017
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Markeim Arts Center
104 Walnut Street
Haddonfield, NJ 08033 United States
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