April 06, 2007
Who knew eating books could be so much fun? Thanks to everyone who attended the Center for Book Arts annual benefit Eat Your Heart Out: Edible Books of Love & Revenge. What a great turnout! We all had a rousing good time and the event was a great success! We were especially happy to honor William Dane, Mindy Dubansky, Barbara Henry, Jerry Kelly, and Martha Wilson for their tremendous contributions to the field of book arts. This is a great opportunity for new and old friends to toast these talented and dedicated individuals, while supporting the Center’s programs.
We must extend our sincerest gratitude to all the individuals who contributed to the success of the evening. Our Eatery Club Sponsors and Patrons Society contribute the fuel to launch the event. We are eternally grateful for their generosity! We are also indebted to Chef Lauri Ditunno and Jurgen David from the French Culinary Institute for creating the fabulous edible books, based on proposals from artist members. Idee Schoenheimer and Dana Kravis also designed and created delicious books of their own. Roni Gross and Peter Schell created the fantastic table arrangements. Thanks to Bliss Blood of the Moonlighters for her ukulele entertainment. The elegant awards were hand lettered by Karen Gorst. Many thanks go to photographers Star Black and Rebecca Robertson. Timothy Sullivan designed the invitation artwork, and Amber McMillan designed the gorgeous benefit invitation.
We would also like to thank all the artists who donated work to the Silent Auction and Raffle of tormented love diaries. The Auction and Raffle add dimension to the evening’s activities, in addition to increasing revenue and merriment. Last but not least, we must thank our team of volunteers, without whom the event could not happen. Volunteers are a crucial part of our “behind the scene” activities, making calls, stuffing envelopes, draping fabric, and attending to every detail too numerous to mention. They are truly invaluable.
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