Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A Taste of Art & Wine: April 16

The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art will host its annual event A Taste of Art & Wine to benefit the Rogers-Green House on Friday, April 16 from 7 - 10 p.m. at the Rogers-Green House.

This year’s event, Fly Me to the Moon, will feature dinner, wine and spirits, and a silent auction which will include artwork by Mississippi artists, as well as wines and wine accessories. Music will be provided by The Wes Lee Trio. Tickets are $45 per person with proceeds from the event going toward the renovation and preservation of the house and grounds.

Built in 1903 by Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Rogers, the Rogers-Green House was the childhood home of Lauren Eastman Rogers and was donated to the Eastman Memorial Foundation by Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner Green, Sr. The house has been occupied by the Museum since 2003, and is utilized for museum offices and activities and as a rental facility for private events and social gatherings.

A Taste of Art & Wine is chaired by LRMA Guild member Mary Anne Sumrall. The event is generously supported by Silver Sponsors Jones County Medical Supplies and Trustmark Bank, and Bronze Sponsors The Essmueller Company, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Sauls, Larry J. Sumrall Contractors, Inc., Dr. and Mrs. Aremmia Tanious, and Thermo-Kool. The event is also sponsored by E. & J. Gallo Winery and the LRMA Guild of Docents and Volunteers.

To purchase tickets contact Liz Brumley at the Museum at 601.649.6374 or by Wednesday, April 14.

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