AOE Lights Up the Night at the Shenkman Arts Cen­tre

ARTi­nis and Ap­pe­tiz­ers com­ing to Or­léans Nov. 7

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Con­sid­ered a "not-to-be-missed" an­nual fundrais­ing event for the Ottawa art com­mu­nity, the 2013 edi­tion of AOE Arts Coun­cil’s ARTi­nis and Ap­pe­tiz­ers will il­lu­mi­nate both the up­per and lower lob­bies of the Shenkman Arts Cen­tre, On Nov.7.

"We wanted to put artists front and cen­tre dur­ing the event to share their vi­sion with our guests," says Cas­san­dra Ol­sthoorn, AOE’s pro­gram co­or­di­na­tor. "This light ex­hibit pushes the bound­aries of our evening and demon­strates in­no­va­tion and cre­ative use of the spa­ces here at the Cen­tre."

New this year will be two fur­nished lounges by Dé­cor­léans and an op­por­tu­nity to sam­ple cheese and On­tario wines ex­pertly paired by Savvy Com­pany som­me­liers.

Food­ies will not be dis­ap­pointed or have to wait in long lines for savoury and sweet bites pre­pared by Gren­fell Cater­ing, Cui­sine & Pas­sion, Bowich Best Or­ganic Sand­wich and Epi­cu­ria.

Once again there will be a chance to win two Porter Air­lines tick­ets and op­por­tu­ni­ties to bid on a di­verse se­lec­tion of silent auc­tion items.

Five lo­cal artists will be light­ing up the night: Dar­ryl Hall, Ian Matthews, Karen Goet­zinger, Jen­nifer Stewart and Michael Parkin.

In its sixth year, AOE’s pre­mier fundraiser pro­vides artists and art lovers a chance to min­gle with busi­ness and com­mu­nity lead­ers to show their sup­port for AOE Arts Coun­cil and its mem­bers.

AOE Arts Coun­cil has been serv­ing the arts com­mu­nity for 25 years. As a not-for­profit char­i­ta­ble or­ga­ni­za­tion, AOE ac­knowl­edges the gen­eros­ity of its donors, fun­ders and part­ners who as­sist the Coun­cil in pro­mot­ing, sup­port­ing and de­vel­op­ing the arts in Ottawa. AOE rep­re­sents a mem­ber­ship of 458 artists, or­ga­ni­za­tions and sup­port­ers.

This year, AOE hopes to meet its goal of $45,000 to fund op­por­tu­ni­ties for lo­cal artists and to sup­port Ottawa’s vi­brant arts com­mu­nity.

Tick­ets can be pur­chased at www.art­soe. ca, by call­ing 613-580-2767, or pur­chased di­rectly at the of­fice dur­ing busi­ness hours.

Photo: Archives

Last year’s ARTi­nis and Ap­pe­tiz­ers event was a huge suc­cess.

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