Date(s) - 01/30/16
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
“Diamonds are Forever” Markeim Arts Center Winter Gala
Saturday, January 30, 2016 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Markeim Arts Center
104 Walnut Street Haddonfield, NJ
Diamonds are Forever. Our winter gala will feature a live show featuring cabaret performances by Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley. There will be a live art demonstration as 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. The 1950’s were a big decade for the abstract expressionists, and Pollack coincidentally died in 1956, the year Markeim started.
There will be plenty of libations, including champagne, wine, signature Markeim cocktails and beer donated by Double Nickel Brewery. There will be a variety of lite fare and butlered hors d’oeuvres provided by Mark Rooks of Rent-a-Chef. There will also be a delicious diamond cake from Haddonfield’s own Sweet T’s Bakery on display and for tasting. A large diamond ice sculpture will also be on display enhancing the theme of the evening with it’s sparkle
The night will conclude with a live auction of artwork, vintage jewelry, and other surprise items. Silent auction items will also be available to bid on and a themed raffle will keep guests hopeful that their ticket number will be called!
The “Diamonds are Forever” exhibition: consisting of paintings, photographs and mixed media pieces by local, regional and national artists that have interpreted the event’s theme. The exhibit also includes original vintage 1950’s DeBeer Diamond ads and prints. A DeBeers copywriter conceived of the slogan that has been used ever since: “A Diamond Is Forever.” And speaking of diamonds Haddonfield Fine Jewelers is loaning vintage estate jewelry for display. These dazzling diamonds and precious jewels will complete the evening theme with their color and sparkle. Another interesting counterpoint to the work on the walls, is an exhibit of faux diamond campaign jewelry from Eisenhower’s 1956 run for president.