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Favorite Wines, Top Area Artists Provide Evening Out to Benefit Hospitality Student Scholarships
Wine Tasting Art Show at Arts Garage February 4, 2015
(Atlantic City, NJ, January 29, 2015) – The 6th annual “At the Shore-Press of Atlantic City Wine Tasting Art Show” will provide a bright spot in the middle of winter, on Wednesday, February 4, from 5-8 p.m., with several new aspects.
The event will be held for the first time at the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton College, Mississippi and Fairmount Avenues, and will feature 16 artists, including the artists of the Arts Garage, as well as The African American Historical Museum of Southern New Jersey, the Fair Trade Store and the Oriental Store that are housed in the Arts Garage.
Art will be available for sale, and the artists will be on hand to discuss their work with the public.
Wines this year will include selections from AC Bottle Company/R&R Distributors, Allied Beverage and Gallo, including PLAYTIME, ShannonRidge, Gallo and Complicated brands. A selection of reds and whites will be available for tastings, included in the ticket price, and will be sold by the bottle for take-home. A cash bar will also be available.
A selection of complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Ducktown Tavern, and complimentary desserts will be provided by Ovations, the resident catering service under contract to Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic CityConvention Center.
The event will also include a silent auction of items donated by local businesses, ranging from concert and special event tickets, dolphin watching cruises and golf rounds, to hotel stays, restaurant gift certificates and passes to the ShopRite LPGA Classic, among other items.
The entire event will be accompanied by music from the Stockton Faculty Band.
A limit of 300 tickets will be sold for the event. Advance tickets are $25 each and are still available; any tickets not sold in advance will be available at the door for $30. All ticketholders will receive free parking that night in the Wave Garage, where the Arts Garage is located. For tickets, contact Joyce Cook at 609-449-7145 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also purchase tickets through www.acconcierge.org.
All proceeds will benefit the scholarship program administered by the Greater Atlantic City Concierge Association and the CRDA Foundation, the event’s producers. Scholarships are available to students in the hospitality curriculums at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, AtlanticCapeCommunity College and FairleighDickensonCollege. To date, the program has awarded 43 scholarships and merit awards. A special award named for the late Howard Bacharach, long-term president of the Atlantic City Hotel and Lodging Association, will be implemented this year, as well. Scholarships will be awarded during the annual Host Awards banquet May 6, 2015.
Wine Tasting Art Show sponsors include At the Shore-Press of Atlantic City, 95.1 WAYV/100.7 WZXL radio, AC Bottle Company, Allied Beverage/Boardwalk Belle, CRDA, Ducktown Tavern, Friendly Deli, Gallo, Hurley in the Morning, JMJ Enterprises Ventures, Ovations, R&R Marketing and The Noyes at Stockton Arts Garage.
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About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) www.njcrda.com
The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents statewide, investing nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide since 1984. Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, CRDA’s mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state’s key economic development agency for Atlantic City. CRDA responsibilities expanded to include Land Use Regulation, Clean and Safe initiatives, group and leisure tourism marketing, attracting and retaining conventions and meetings at the Atlantic CityConvention Center and Boardwalk Hall, and partnership with the Atlantic City Alliance to brand and market Atlantic City. Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority division of CRDA is the first destination marketing organization in New Jersey to achieve prestigious Destination Marketing Accreditation by the Destination Marketing Association International. For complete Atlantic City tourism and convention information, visit www.doatlanticcity.com. Also follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AtlanticCityNJ and Twitter at #njcrda.
About the Greater Atlantic City Concierge Association (GACCA) http://www.acconcierge.org/
Members of the Atlantic City Hotel Lodging Association saw a need to bring together the Concierge community and thus helped to found the GACCA. The primary purpose of the GACCA is to promote high professional standards in the hospitality community. Additional goals are to foster a better understanding of the concierge profession, improve front line skills, and create a network of contacts to better service visitors.
Wine Tasting Art Show Artists:
- AfricanAmericanHeritageMuseum of Southern New Jersey
- Greg Alber of Sea Shore Photo, photography
- Ulviye Asal of Anatolia Art & Craft Studio, wearable art jewelry
- Jon Baker, canvas/canvas board
- Mike Bell, pop surrealist
- Jennifer Blair, painting on various mediums
- Ron Ross Cohen of Ron Ross Cohen Art, found objects and leather sculpture
- Fair Trade Global Gift Emporium of the Arts Garage
- Diamond Frandson and Deb Simpson of Ivy Cottage, fiber and basketry arts
- Channyn Gallegos, multimedia
- Kenny Ho of AC Oriental Gallery, Oriental arts
- Steve Kuzma of Art of Kuzma, painter/fine art – mixed media and giclee prints
- Krishna Matthias, oil/water color/pencil
- Eleanor McKelvey, fabric art
- Stephanie Segal Miller Art, watercolor, pastel
- Virgi Mottola, artist and designer
- Laura Pagano, acrylic/oil
- Sandra Williams, acrylic
Wine Tasting Art Show Wines:
- PLAYTIMEBlondeLake Country Chardonnay
- PLAYTIMERedWineLake Country
- ShannonRidge High Elevation Collection, WranglerRedLake Country
- GalloEdnaValley Vineyard Chardonnay
- GalloEdnaValley Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
- GalloEdnaValley Vineyard Pinot Noir
- GalloEdnaValley Vineyard Merlot
- GalloEdnaValley Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
- Complicated Red
- Complicated White