Canadian Premiere Of Cuban Art Exhibition Highlights WAG's Gallery Ball


Canadian Premiere Of Cuban Art Exhibition Highlights WAG's Gallery Ball

WINNIPEG, MB. September 28, 2009: The highlight of The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s fundraising gala, the Gallery Ball on Saturday, October 17, is the Canadian premiere of Cuba Avant-Garde: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection, a new exhibition which opens to the public on Thursday, October 22.

“The Gallery Ball is our premiere fundraising event of the year presented on three levels,” says WAG Director Dr. Stephen Borys. “This year we are very excited to be able to offer our guests a preview of this exhibition which examines the rich and varied history of Cuban art over the past three decades, and shows how contemporary artists have challenged accepted artistic and political discourse both nationally and internationally.”

Guests of the Ball will be treated to:

  • Champagne reception
  •  Exquisite four-course dinner
  • Live and silent auctions
  • Performance by members of the RWB Aspirant Program
  • Dancing to The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra

Three ticket prices to choose from:

Rojo Level - $250 (Corporate table of 8, $2,500)
Dinner in the Cuba Avant-Garde gallery, hosted by WAG Director Dr. Stephen Borys
Valet parking

Azul Level - $225 (Corporate table of 8,$2.250)
Dinner in the Mezzanine gallery, hosted by Board Chair Naomi Z. Levine

Blanco Level - $220 (Corporate table of 8, $2,000)
Dinner in Eckhardt Hall

Tickets also include complimentary parking at the Bay Parkade and a tax receipt for allowable portion of the contribution under CRA guidelines. For more information or to purchase tickets for The Gallery Ball, contact 786-6641, ext. 216, or events@wag.ca.

The Gallery Ball is presented by Goodman Private Wealth Management, and is supported by The Yachts of Seabourn, MLCC, and the Winnipeg Free Press.

Cuba Avant-Garde: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection is organized by the Samuel P. Harn Museum at the University of Florida and is toured by Curatorial Assistance, Pasadena, California.
 

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