WINEAPPEAL.IT: "ART IN A BOTTLE" 2009 @ THE NATIONAL ARTS CLUB A National and Historical Landmark
15 Gramercy Park South New York 10003 +1 (212) 475 3424
Barbara Giffuni and Vanvakys Art Int., Curators present: WineAppeal.it: "Art in a Bottle" @ THE NATIONAL ARTS CLUB Thursday October 15th through Tuesday October 27th - Sculpture Court from 7 – 10 PM Fine Art Collective Exhibit - Sicilian Wine & Cuisine Pairing - Live Music Performance
OPENING RECEPTION Thursday October 15th, 7 PM – 10 PM - Fine Sicilian wine paired with cuisine prepared by celebrated Chef Raffaele Ronca. See menu - Eye on the Earth: special exhibit by world-famous Sicilian painter Gilda Gubiotti - Fashion Display by Ignazio Bissoli Entertainment:
- Live Operatic Performance by Shana Grossman of the arias of Vincenzo Bellini members $50.00 USD, non members $60.00 USD per person, all-inclusive
SERATA DELLA TARANTA Thursday October 22nd, 7 PM – 10 PM Special Guest Star:Cristina Fontanelli
- Live Italian songs, with a touch of American beat performed by Angelo Taranta, audience
participation is encouraged
- Sicilian wine tasting accompanied by traditional stuzzichini mixed Sicilian Dolci Secchi by Villabate-
Alba Pasticceria and Bakery. See menu members $30.00 USD, non members $40.00 USD per person, all-inclusive
CLOSING PARTY Tuesday October 27th 7 PM – 10 PM Sweet and Sour… from Frederick II to Sicilywine.com - World-famous classic Sicilian sweet and sour 'agrodolce' dishes
presented by Fabrizio
Dimitri, Scopello Ristorante Bar owner, Mixed Sicilian Pastry by famous chefs Emanuele Alaimo & Sons of Villabate-Alba Pasticceria and Bakery and wines by Cantine Gulino. See menu Entertainment:
- Live Flamenco Performance with Barbara Martinez, presented by television host Patricia Herrera members $50.00 USD, non members $60.00 USD per person, all-inclusive
*Music Soundtrack bySmokey DJ (selection of Sicilian classical/modern folk jazz, swing and pop)
The Art Show We have commissioned 35 Sicilian artists to create 70 unique wine labels exclusively for our event featuring Sicilian wines and food. The theme of the labels is "Red and White". Each label represents an original work of art to enrich your art collection, your wine cellar, and your life. They are also an excellent value and opportunity for collection and gift-giving. The wine labels will be affixed to a variety of purely Sicilian wines selected by Vanvakys and provided by American importers and distributors. The base price of each bottle is $100.00 USD, and all bottles will be placed at auction (silent) at that starting amount. Bids can be placed online, please click here.
Enjoy "Art in a Bottle" and know that you are contributing to a very important cause: a percentage of proceeds will benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society New York City Chapter.
- Eye on the Earth: special exhibit by world-famous Sicilian painter Gilda Gubiotti
- Fashion display by Ignazio Bissoli
- Fine Sicilian wine paired with cuisine prepared by celebrated Chef Raffaele Ronca
The food and wine tasting is designed and planned by Vanvakys Art International in collaboration with wine experts and sponsors. Buffet diner with delicious Sicilian cuisine is offered to all guests and includes a taste of either red or white wine for each savory course. Choice of either Rosolio or Dessert Wine for the Dolce course.
The Silent Auction Sponsors and guests will have the opportunity to admire the artistically-labeled bottles both on display in the Sculpture Court throughout the event, and online. How to participate Bids will be accepted at the event, via telephone and by email, and collected in a central directory. The auction will end on 27th October, 2009 at The National Art Club at 11 o' clock PM. In order to take part in the auction, bidders will complete a bidding form and provide personal contact information, including a credit card number, in order to ensure adherence to bid amounts and fairness to all. Bidders will indicate the number corresponding to their bottle(s) of choice, as well as their offer
($100 USD minimum). Bidding forms can be found online or printed at the National Arts Club during the reception dates.
Please check the website for regular auction standings and updates. More info...
Come, Vote ...and Win! Come and vote for your favorite label and you will automatically be entered in a sweepstakes to win a case of 6 bottles of first quality Sicilian wines. Entries will be sorted from time to time according to artists' popularity and only entries associated with the most-voted artist will compete for the prize. Find out how! Sweepstakes voting is open to exhibit attendees only, between the dates of October 15th through the 27th! Past winner The sweepstakes winner of WineAppeal @ Naima 2008 was Mr. John Licci of Staten Island, New York, whose name was selected from among those who voted for Vanni Quadrio, the most popular artist of our 2008 event.
For any further information, please contact: Salvatore Cottone
Phone: +1 (917) 406 4102
or Mail to: email@example.com