Art & Elegance 2019

The Art of Magic

Saturday, November 9th, 2019 ~ 6:00PM
The Country Inn ~ Berkeley Springs ~ WV

The Morgan Arts Council’s Signature Fundraising Event

Please be our guest  for Art & Elegance 2019-The Art of Magic. Saturday, November 9th, 2019, once again at the lovely Country Inn in Berkeley Springs, WV. As more of the details fall into place, we’ll be posting them here, and on our Facebook page. So save the date, and start gathering up your most magical party best! Alacazam!

View our Raffle and “Rabbit of of a Hat” prizes in this
Online Preview of the 2019 Art & Elegance Program.

Part of the evening’s festivities will feature a magical performance by our feature Performer, Master Illusionist Michael Cantori.

Michael will also be performing a Matinee at the
Star Theatre, 2PM. Saturday November 9, 2019

Michael Cantori is one of the region’s premier illusionists, whose wondrous entertainment astounds and amuses all ages.  Highly-skilled, personable and unique, his repertoire includes an audience-interactive blend of visual magic, superb sleight-of-hand, mental mysteries, magical lore, and a quick wit.  He’s entertained congressmen, senators, generals, rock stars and royalty, and has been featured in media such as The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Fox News, and The Washington Post.

Learn More About Michael Cantori

Returning to Art & Elegance, will be the amazing Art Triumphant Dance Theater. Yvonne Slacedo and her dancers have promised to bring us “Under the Circus Tent” – something enchanting and magical to complement the evening’s entertainment.

We will also have the delightful and always impressive Mary Hott and her ensemble, the “Hott Thompson Project” for our listening and dancing pleasure.

Fish Sculpture, Mark Schwenk, Frog Valley Artisans

We are thrilled to announce that our Featured Artists will be Mark Schwenk, of Frog Valley Artisans, photographer, and a master of artistic forged metal! Award winning Quilter Mary Roach, and Painter and Cat Lady, Tara Fly.

Learn more about our Featured Artists for 2019!


Art & Elegance 2019 Sponsors

The success of Art & Elegance is truly and mightily propelled by our amazing sponsors. We are particularly grateful to this year’s early Sponsors, many of who generously contribute year after year. Our Sponsors come through for us, and contribute so much. Thank you so very much, it is deeply appreciated! But we’ll always need your generous help! Please consider becoming a valued patron of the arts and sponsoring Art & Elegance annually. Or if you know a generous soul or company willing to help, please send them our way!

We want to particularly extend our heartfelt thanks to our early sponsors, it helps us so much! Allakazam!

Abracadabra – $3,000

Norberta Schoene & Bill Lands

Shazam – $2,000

Thom Rubel & Paul Salinas
Michael Dennis & Paul Smith
The Country Inn
CNB
Michael and Marilyn Hausfield

Presto – $1,000

Judy & JC Fisher
Karen & Pete Brown
production glue
Clark’s Home Furnishings
Bob & Pat Marggraf
Jane McCloud

Alakazam – Patron

James & Denise Selby
Yenner & Brenda Erozan
Luella Andrews
Gale & Gareth Foulds
Massimo & Marilou Righini
Luke Christie Agency
Fiesta Fibers
Ian & Martha Volner
Valley Health War Memorial Hospital
Atasia Spa

Become an A&E Sponsor!


Art & Elegance 2018 – An Evening in Paris.

Parisian Dance Revue “Rhythm of the Night” by Arts Triumphant Dance Theatre.
“Rhythm of the Night” by Arts Triumphant Dance Theatre.

We’re really sorry if you missed out on Art & Elegance 2018, An Evening in Paris, it was really trés magnifiqué! A highlight of the evening, in addition to the Jordan English Jazz Orchestra with Mary Hott, was the delightful Parisian Dance Revue “Rhythm of the Night” by Arts Triumphant Dance TheatreC’est bon! Merci, mademoiselles.

Read more about Art & Elegance 2018, and more Here .


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