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Rotary Club Of Charlottesville To Host Inaugural Rotary Beaux-Arts Ball To Benefit The University Of Virginia Art Museum And The Charlottesville-Albemarle Community

October 3, 2003 --

WHAT: “Inaugural Rotary Beaux-Arts Ball: An Art Affair to Remember”

WHEN: Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: University of Virginia Art Museum

The Rotary Club of Charlottesville is sponsoring a gala benefit on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the University of Virginia Art Museum. “The Inaugural Rotary Beaux-Arts Ball: An Art Affair to Remember” will celebrate the richness of the arts with an entertaining evening of conviviality, music, dining and creativity.

The Rotary Club of Charlottesville is a member of Rotary International. The fund-raiser furthers the organization’s mission to unite business and professional leaders in improving local and international communities through donations and support of nonprofit organizations.

Proceeds from the “Rotary Beaux-Arts Ball” will support the museum’s exhibitions and educational opportunities, including Summer Arts @ the Museum, and enable the museum to remain free of charge and open to the public year-round. A portion of the proceeds will also go to the Charlottesville Rotary Club’s Foundation for charitable giving in the Charlottesville-Albemarle Community.

The event will feature a champagne reception, an elegant dinner by Eric Stamer Catering and Jefferson Vineyards, music, a creative art activity and raffle prizes. Tickets are $75 per person. Raffle tickets are $25 each, three for $50, five for $100.

Raffle prizes include two nights, deluxe accommodations, at The Homestead, Hotel Monaco and Hotel Madera; dinner for two at the award-winning Old Mill Room at the Boar’s Head Inn; as well as an exquisite painting by Charlottesville artist Anne Slaughter.

The U.Va. Art Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating an environment in which members of the University, the Charlottesville community and visitors from around the world can study and learn from the direct experience of works of art. To this end, the museum acquires, preserves, studies, exhibits and interprets works of art of the highest quality in a variety of media that represent the world’s cultures from earliest times to the present.

The museum was awarded accreditation by the American Association of Museums in November 2001 – the highest honor a museum can earn. Accreditation certifies that a museum operates according to standards set forth by the museum profession, manages its collections responsibly and provides quality service to the public. Of the 8,000 museums nationwide, only 750 are accredited.

For additional information contact Mike Alexander (434) 243-8874 or malexander@virginia.edu. Visit http://www.virginia.edu/artmuseum/Rotary.htm for details.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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