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Burchfield-Penney Art Center Announces 2005 Artful Table Series

19 unique events bring together artists, chefs and hosts to benefit the Burchfield-Penney

Posted: May 17, 2005
The Burchfield-Penney Art Center is pleased to announce the 2005 Artful Table series which includes 19 unique events and all proceeds benefit the museum. The Artful Table series brings together extraordinary artists, remarkable chefs and wonderful hosts. Each of these celebrations will take place on selected dates in and around Western New York.
Reservations may be made by calling (716) 878-3818. Due to the limited number of spaces at each event, reservations will be taken on a first received basis. Note that the Artful Table series is a member’s only event. If you are not a member of the Burchfield-Penney, you have the opportunity to join when you make your reservation.
No. 1 Thursday, June 23, 6:00 pm, Buffalo

Roll up your sleeves, throw on an apron and get ready to have fun at Buffalo’s hottest new culinary experience! Chef Debbie Clark, owner of Delish!, will share her epicurean recipes and guide participants in the preparation of an array of savory appetizers. Guests will be divided into culinary teams to create the dishes that will then be shared with the whole group. When the cooking is completed, everyone will relax and enjoy the fruits of their labors while listening to upbeat music and sipping glasses of fine wine.
$65 per person
HOSTS: Deborah Clark, Delish, Inc. and Tom Saia, Iroquois Bar Corp.
No. 2 Tuesday, July 5, 6:00 pm, Buffalo

Dine on an exquisite selection of Asian-flavored delights in a lovely home on Bidwell Parkway. Relax on the porch or lawn as you enjoy a free concert by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
$75 per person
HOST: Lidia Couzo
No. 3 Thursday, July 7, 6:00 pm, Derby

Welcome the purple martins back from their Brazilian vacation and savor a delectable gourmet country dinner in a pleasantly artful setting.
$75 per person
HOSTS: Langley and Ross Kenzie
No. 4 Sunday, July 10, 11:30 am, Chautauqua

A fabulous brunch in a delightful lake setting will be followed by a walking tour of Chautauqua Institution’s National Historic Landmark architecture by noted architect David McKee. If you like, stay on the grounds for the day and take in a free afternoon performance, visit the bookstore, antique and other shops or take a leisurely stroll by the lake.
HOSTS: Cindy Abbott-Letro and Francis Letro
No. 5 Friday, July 15, 7:00 pm, Buffalo

Dine at one of Buffalo’s finest restaurants with world-renowned social documentary photographer Milton Rogovin whose works are in the collection of the Library of Congress. In addition to discussing his work, Milton will give a reading of his poetry.
HOST: Oliver’s
GUEST ARTIST: Milton Rogovin
No. 6 Wednesday, July 27, 6:00 pm, Buffalo

When Dirt Becomes Your Artistic Palette: Bearing no resemblance to the movie or Broadway play but a fitting name for the centerpiece freeform pond in this award winning artful garden. Background music seems to follow the mood as you stroll through Gordon’s various themed gardens while enjoying a selection of wines and cocktails. Enjoy casual hors d’oeuvres followed by a main course of seasonal menu items prepared with fresh garden herbs and other garden edibles. Fresh grilled foods will also be offered. Dessert will be a fantastic surprise! Television personality, author, and garden consultant Sally Cunningham will stroll with guests throughout the evening discussing garden design, plant groupings and art in the garden. In addition, all guests will take home a gardening tips handbook and the evening’s featured recipes.
$65 per person
HOSTS: Gordon Ballard, Sally Cunningham, Kathleen Kennedy and Brian Olinski
No. 7 Thursday, July 28, 6:00 pm, North Buffalo

This delightful evening will begin with a summer supper and tour of artist Jerry Mead’s studio and his collection of regional art. Each participant will receive one of his croquet themed collage prints created especially for the event. The group will then repair to the greens at Delaware Park for a rousing round of croquet officiated by Tony Billoni, a member of the Buffalo Croquet and Debating Society.
$55 per person
HOSTS: Tony Billoni and Gerald Mead
No. 8 Sunday, July 31, 1:00 pm, Getzville
"BEADACIOUS" A Bodacious Beading Workshop and Delicious Luncheon

Artist and jewelry maker Mary Helen Miskuly of Miskellaneous Designs will share her expertise in a hands-on beading workshop and will guide each guest in the creation of a beautiful summer floral bracelet. All materials will be supplied.
HOSTS: Maryruth Glogowski, Rosalyn Lindner & Nancy Weekly
GUEST ARTIST: Mary Helen Miskuly
No. 9 Tuesday, August 2, 6:00 pm, Ft. Erie, Ontario

Enjoy a divine dinner at the water's edge, with glorious lake views, and featuring the season's freshest bounty. Take a walk along the beach and visit artist Susan Copley's summer studio for a look at her recent work.
$65 per person
HOSTS: Susan and Stan Copley and Wendy and Richard Huntington
No. 10 Thursday, August 4, 6:00 pm, East Aurora

Experience the Art & Craft of exceptional cooking with an abundant array of appetizers, canap?s and hors d’oeuvres. Our Roycroft campus tour will go upstairs and downstairs at various private residences. A signed copy of Kitty Turgeon’s cookbook and copies of the other signature recipes will be given to each guest.
$65 per person
HOSTS: Dorothy Clough, Onda Dylewski, Marge Sgroi, Sandy Starks and Kitty Turgeon
No. 11 Saturday, August 6, 6:00 pm, Eggertsville

Begin your evening on the garden patio with champagne and discussion of celebrities who have performed in Western New York and have appeared on the local television show Artscope, which Marilyn produces and hosts. View the hosts’ art and music box collection and receive a unique remembrance of your experience. Guests will enjoy a moveable feast catered by Fredi with a dazzling array of delectable dishes.
$65 per person
HOSTS: Marilyn and Sebastian Ciancio
SPECIAL GUESTS: Ted Pietrzak, Director of the Burchfield-Penney Art Center, and Marlene Longdon
No. 12 Wednesday, August 17, 7:00 pm, Kenmore

Join Chef Mike Andrzejewski of Tsunami in a world-class Asian feast with a twist. The names of the registrants for this Artful Table will be put in a lottery. One lucky individual or couple will be selected at random to work with Chef Mike to create the menu. On the day of the event the chosen guest(s) will work under Mike’s tutelage in the Tsunami kitchen to help produce the culinary masterpieces that all the participants will enjoy that evening.
$75 per person
HOST: Mike Andrzejewski, Tsunami
The selected individual or couple will be notified by July 20.
No. 13 Friday, September 2, 7:00 pm, Buffalo

A Sumptuous Italian Feast Prepared by one of Buffalo’s Premier Cooks
$75 per person
HOSTS: Robert and Nina Freudenheim
No. 14 Thursday, September 8, 6:30 pm, Buffalo

Savor the bounties of the city in one of downtown Buffalo’s newest and sleekest office buildings. Join artist Rita Argen Auerbach as she gives a tour of the Goldberg Segalla art collection that includes many of her own luminous watercolor masterpieces as well as Charles E. Burchfield reproductions. Dine on a splendid feast prepared by Oliver's.
$75 per person
HOSTS: Goldberg Segalla LLP
GUEST ARTIST: Rita Argen Auerbach
No. 15 Saturday September 17, 5:00 pm, Buffalo 25 guests

Enjoy a fabulous tapas feast in a delightful art and antique-filled home in the Elmwood Village. Special guest Terry Iacuzzo, Buffalo-born and bred columnist for Cosmo Girl! ("Ask the Psychic"), will give a talk on her successful book Small Mediums at Large - The True Tale of a Family of Psychics. A well-known New York City psychic with a high-profile client list for more than thirty years, Iacuzzo will give each guest a signed copy of the book.
$65 per person
HOSTS: Don and Gigi Hetzner and Bob and Rosemary Weishaupl
No. 16 Monday, October 3, 5:30 PM, Buffalo

The coolest place to be and be seen is Prespa, one of Buffalo’s most elegant and hip bars, known for great food and perfect martinis. At this stylish and urbane event, you can learn from their professional bartenders how to make a variety of these popular drinks – from Classic to Cosmopolitan to a range of swanky flavors. In addition to the fabulous martini tasting, you’ll enjoy a variety of excellent beers from around the world and a hearty selection of tastes from Prespa’s eclectic menu.
$55 per person
HOSTS: Travers Collins & Company
No. 17 Tuesday, October 4, 6:00 pm, West Falls

Sweeten up your fall with a visit to Butterwood, located in the rolling foothills of beautiful West Falls. This celebrated bakery is housed in a gorgeous turn-of-the-century rustic post and beam building adorned with a collection of antique bakery memorabilia. Over fine wine, cheese courses and a mouthwatering chocolate fondue, your hosts will share their experiences in making Butterwood’s artful and imaginative desserts known the world over. Guests will receive a tour of Butterwood’s sugar room – a place that can best be described as a gallery of wedding cakes, sugar art and other memorable dessert creations – and a brief tour of their wholesale operations where they supply thousands of restaurants, hotels and prestigious events such as the Kentucky Derby and the US Open with desserts.
$45 per person
HOSTS: Butterwood Desserts, Bill and Carolyn Panzica
No. 18 Sunday, October 9, 12:00 Noon, Buffalo

In the great French tradition of playfully fooling the eye, enjoy "Asparagus", "Mussels", "Gelato", "Truffles" and much more.
$60 per person
HOSTS: Anne Forrester, Jim and Suzanne Hofmeister and Peter Wolfe
No. 19 Saturday, October 22, 6:00 pm, Buffalo

Warm up the fall with an evening of hearty soups accompanied by a tour of artist Dianne Baker’s third floor city studio.
$55 per person
HOSTS: Dianne and Pat Baker
About the Burchfield-Penney Art Center
The Burchfield-Penney Art Center is a museum dedicated to the art and vision of Charles E. Burchfield and distinguished artists of Buffalo Niagara and Western New York State. Through its affiliation with Buffalo State College, the museum encourages learning and celebrates our richly creative and diverse community. For more information, call (716) 878-6011 or visit
The Burchfield-Penney Art Center is accredited by the American Association of Museums and is supported in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts. Additional operating support is provided by the Elizabeth Elser Doolittle Trust, the James Carey Evans Endowment, the Mary A. H. Rumsey Foundation and charitable contributions by museum members and visitors. The Artful Table is generously supported by The Lawley Service Insurance Group of Companies.
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