By: Sharon Aron Baron
Once a year the Coral Springs Museum of Art hosts their Masterpiece event, and this year they will be pulling out all the stops in celebration of the their 20th anniversary.
Guest are invited to the white party, called “20” in celebration of the anniversary and are encouraged to wear their best white attire for a chic cocktail reception featuring mixed media artist Cory Bennett.
Held on Friday, September 15, 2017, at 7 p.m., the event 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 Museum Director Julia Andrews. “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 where he 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.
Jazz Cruise Auction
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 Jazz Cruise
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 Masterpiece Tickets.