CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- This year's Masterpiece event at the Coral Springs Museum of Art is pulling out all the stops in celebration of the Museum's 20th Anniversary. Guests are invited to don their best white attire for a chic cocktail reception featuring mixed media artist Cory Bennett on Friday, September 15, 2017, at 7 p.m.
The white party, called "20" in celebration of the anniversary, will feature live entertainment as well as heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer and a Tito's Handmade Vodka signature cocktail.
"Our annual Masterpiece event brings art followers and community members together to experience a unique night that supports our local art museum and educational programming," said Julia Andrews, the Museum's Executive Director. "Everyone is invited to come celebrate our 20th anniversary, enjoy live entertainment and peruse the works of many talented artists that we are privileged to display here."
"Iconic Neo-POP," a new show created by mixed media artist Cory Bennett, will be featured in the main gallery. Bennett combines pop themes, iconic images and neo-expressionist techniques to produce work that is wary of modern society. Born and raised in Las Vegas, Bennett has his own unique style of art that combines an urban "street" style with the use of found media, providing the artist with an endless supply of complex and relevant subject matter.
"My artistic message is without judgment — both the outwardly obvious interpretation and the more subtle critical interpretation are equally valid," Bennett said. "Rather, I intend my work simply as an exploration of dichotomy and an exercise in encouraging his viewers to recognize the duality of all things."
In addition to Bennett, the Florida Watercolor Society will be featured in the East and Kuhn Galleries. This 46th exhibition will feature works from Iain Stewart and Bev Jozwiak and is also part of the Society's annual convention, which will bring nearly 500 artists from around Florida to Coral Springs.
The annual Masterpiece event is sponsored in part by Masterpiece Publishing, KB Electronics, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Broward County Cultural Division, State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Watercolor Society and the City of Coral Springs, with proceeds supporting the educational programming of the Coral Springs Museum of Art.
The museum is also auctioning off a spacious Veranda Class Stateroom (valued at $7,000), generously donated by Entertainment Cruise Productions, for two people on the Jazz Cruise, which sails from Fort Lauderdale and has ports of call in New Orleans and Mexico! To place your bid, visit http://bit.ly/JazzCruise2018. The winner will be announced at Masterpiece.
Tickets for Masterpiece are $50 per person in advance and $60 per person at the door, and sponsorships are still available. To purchase tickets, visit http://bit.ly/MasterpieceTix2017. To learn more about Masterpiece, visit http://bit.ly/Masterpiece17.
For more information about the Coral Springs Museum of Art and museum exhibits and events, visit coralspringsmuseum.org, email [email protected] or call (954) 340-5000. The Coral Springs Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Since the Museum is a proud member of North American Reciprocal Museums (NARM) and Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM), members who join at the family membership level ($125 annually) gain access to more than 800 museums across the U.S.
About Coral Springs Museum of Art
The Coral Springs Museum of Art serves Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, Florida, by offering an art immersion experience focused on celebrating present-day, nationally recognized and Florida artists who create Traditional, Modern and Postmodern art. Since its opening in early 1997, the museum has hosted more than 600,000 visitors and students and exhibited the work of more than 200 artists in its galleries, including well-known artists such as Alexandra Nechita, Romero Britto, Wolf Kahn, Duane Hansen, Clyde Butcher, Jose Bedia, Royo, Yuroz, Dale Chihuly and Toulouse-Lautrec. The museum, which features a permanent collection and an extensive sculpture garden, is open to the public and offers numerous classes, programs, events and exhibits for children and adults. For more information, visit coralspringsmuseum.org.
MEDIA RELEASE CONTACT
Laurie Menekou Ernest-Jones, (954) 732-0754 (or)
SOURCE Coral Springs Museum of Art