Michener Art Museum Hosts Sixth Biennial Art of Wine Celebration

Michener Art Museum Hosts Sixth Biennial Art of Wine Celebration

DOYLESTOWN, PA — The James A. Michener Art Museum will host its sixth Art of Wine celebration on Saturday, October 28, 2017. This signature fundraiser for the Michener brings together more than 200 of the Museum’s patrons and supporters for an evening of fine wines, extraordinary cuisine, and lively auctions. All funds raised during the event allow the Michener to continue to offer the community and Bucks County visitors outstanding exhibitions and educational programming.

The evening will begin with a special Vintners’ Reception showcasing premier French and American wineries while guests enjoy hors d’oeuvres and silent auction bidding. Afterwards, guests will be seated for a formal dinner in the award-winning Edgar N. Putman Event Pavilion. A live auction featuring art, wine, experiences, and travel packages will be presented by David Rago and Suzanne Perrault, partners and co-directors of Rago Arts and Auction Center, one of the country’s premier specialty auction houses.

Dinner will feature a four-course gourmet menu performed by Catering By Design, the Michener Art Museum’s official cuisine partner. Guests will enjoy vintages from Frank Family Vineyards, a premium winery situated along the Napa River in Calistoga, California. Doylestown   Floribunda is generously providing florals to enhance the evening’s ambiance.

This year, for the first time, people not attending the event as well as those who are attending will have the opportunity to participate as bidders in the silent auction, which will open online at noon on Friday, October 27. To participate, visit 501auctions.com/micheneraow.
This year’s Art of Wine Committee is co-chaired by Louis and Carol Della Penna with the support of committee members Barbara Belding, Lizanne Bernlohr, Barbara Donnelly Bentivoglio, Bob Byers, Maureen Church, Kathy Fernberger, Lisa Tremper Hanover, Jane Ford-Hutchinson, Kristina Harshany, Mary Helf, Kirsten M. Jensen, David Rago, Liz Rizor, Pamela Sergey, Virginia Sigety, Christine Taylor, and Dave and Donna Zaborowski.
The Michener is pleased to announce this year’s Grand Marque Presenting Sponsors: Louis and Carol Della Penna and U.S. Trust.

The event is also generously supported by the following individuals and corporations: Academy Wealth Advisers, Gregory and Maureen Church, Lauren and Donald Morel, Penn Color, Tom and Alycia Scannapieco, SEI, Jay and Barbara Belding, Barbara Donnelly Bentivoglio and Dr. Lamberto Bentivoglio, Timothy and Lizanne Loesch Bernlohr, Bob and Joyce Byers, Kathy and Ted Fernberger, Michael and Tammy Simpson, Borden Perlman, Tony and Jane Ford-Hutchinson, Fulton Bank, Jon Paton, Robert S. Taylor, Esq., The Rose Group, Carolyn and Wayne Yetter, Thomas and Karen Buckley, Walter F. and Mary Deuschle, Doylestown Health, Eiseman Roofing and Exterior Construction, Jim Flynn and Sue Johnson, Fox Rothschild LLP, Vivian and Michael Francesco, Chuck and Barbara Gale, Dr. Vail Garvin Unterberger and Mr. Ronald Unterberger, Lisa and Stephen Hanover, Mary and Dennis Helf, Kathleen and David Herzog, Sandra and Conrad Leon, Syd and Sharon Martin, Helene and Gary Mathern, State Senator Chuck McIlhinney, Carol and Tom Nelson, Nelson and Bette Pfundt, Virginia and Neal Sigety, Mayor Ronald Strouse, and Matthew and Jennifer Zelesko.

The event has limited seating; to inquire about availability, please contact Laurie McGahey, senior director of advancement, at 215.340.9800 x161.

Photos by Allure West Studios.