Margaret Harwell Art Museum was the site on Saturday, April 25, 2009, for the Black and
hosted by Friends of the museum. It was a fun party with lots of great food, interesting
beautiful surroundings and elegantly attired guests.
The success was due to the work of the members of the Friends Board and we give all the
credit to their
creativity and dedication to provide interesting and informative activities at our
distinguished museum. Libby Brown did a super job on the design for the invitations and found so many neat
the museum that it turned out beautiful. She also found delicious receipts for the menu,
even though it
is very hard to find food that is either black or white. No one minded that a few dishes
colors were sneaked in because they were all very tasty. Cathy Plunkett, along with husband Dr. Jim, Marilyn Martin, Corey Matthews, Libby and son,
Brown, decorated the museum in a spectacular fashion in keeping with the black and white
Tom Allen provided all the music for listening and dancing and, along with wife Brenda,
worked in the kitchen to see that all the food was presented with flair. Steve Whitworth
Latourette put in a lot of time in this area as well as doing much “behind the scene” work
No activity could take place without the extraordinary work of museum director, Tina
Magill, who gave
of her time and expertise in every part of the event. Cyndi Divine, director of
helped in many ways, including manning the Gift Shop during the event.
The highlight of the evening came with the unveiling of the master plan for the Sculpture
designed by artist/landscaper Sean Shrum. He prepared a beautiful framed rendition of the
plants, trees and sculptures and was on hand to explain his vision for the project. It is
hanging in the
museum for all to see as we work on the next phase of this project.
Last but not least, were all the guests who attended the party and made it so remarkable.
thanks go out to all who had a part in making this such an exceptional event and encourage
all in the
area to continue to support one of the outstanding attractions in our city, the Margaret
Gerry Vandervort, President,
Friends of the Margaret Harwell Art Museum