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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (EASTON, MD-JUNE 8, 2018)
Academy Art Museum Gala Celebrates 60th Anniversary in Style
The Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD celebrated its 60th anniversary year with one of its most memorable galas. The event featured a concert by acclaimed Mezzo Soprano Denyce Graves, who mesmerized guests with her performance at the Avalon Theatre. Guests then strolled down Harrison Street to the Museum for cocktails and dinner, catered by Gourmet by the Bay.
Director Ben Simons, comments, “This was a spectacular event. Guests were enchanted by Denyce Graves and enjoyed mingling, eating and socializing amidst the Museum’s impressive collection of artwork exhibited in the Museum’s galleries. It was an event that will be remembered.”
The Museum’s 60th Anniversary will continue with a 60th Birthday Party, featuring a participatory public art installation in the courtyard, to be held on September 15, 2018; followed by the Academy Art Museum Craft Show, “Dazzled!” to be held on October 19 through 21, 2018; and its Members Exhibition, with the suggested theme of “60” and held for the first time during the holiday season.
Captions: The Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD celebrated its 60th anniversary year with an Anniversary Gala, featuring a concert by Mezzo Soprano Denyce Graves, who performed at the Avalon Theatre.
#1: Pictured left to right are guests Chris Hunter, Howard Hunter, Hilary Hunter and Dick Granville.
#2: Pictured left to right are guests John Dillon, Hynda Dalton, and Scott Pastrick.
#3: Pictured are guests of the Academy Art Museum 60th Anniversary celebration strolling to the Museum from the Avalon Theatre after hearing famed opera singer Denyce Graves in the Avalon Theatre.
#4: Denyce Graves, world-renowned mezzo soprano, along with pianist Laura Ward performed at the Avalon Theater during the Academy Art Museum’s 60th Anniversary celebration.
#5: Pictured left to right are Academy Art Museum Director Ben Simons, Denyce Graves, and Museum Board of Trustees member Holly Fine.