Uncork for the Arts 2016 was a fun-filled night of unique art, wine, and community. Guests were welcomed with live piano music by the talented Ellen Boudreaux as they arrived, enjoyed fruit and cheese platters, and shopped art displays on the patio.
Ellen Boudreaux, Short Center North client and musical savant
Appetizers by Hannibal’s Catering
Benefit Auctioneer, David Sobon adding to his art collection
Scarves and jewelry by Alan Short Center
Diane, the lucky Sacramento365 ticket giveaway winner enjoying her new scarf!
We can’t thank enough the many generous volunteers who made this event a success.
Just a handful of some of our amazing volunteers!
Volunteers Susan Silvester, Steve Andrews, and Amber Walters welcoming and checking in guests
Yvonne Soto, CEO, presenting Steve Arita from our hosting sponsor, Chevron, with a piece of art by Alan Short Center artist John Ezell.
The evening continued with a wine pairing dinner featuring wines by Lago di Merlo Vineyards and McNab Ridge winery. The wine was presented by Frank Merlo who engaged the audience by calling upon guests to share their favorite wine and food pairings.
Frank Merlo, Collector of Fine Wines
Susan Silvester, Short Center North employee, sharing her thoughts on the wine
David Sobon with a bottle of Cabernet gifted to him by Frank Merlo
David was an excellent host of the live auction which featured work by artists from Short Center South, Short Center North, and the Alan Short Center. In addition to art pieces, our programs sold a promotional video advertisement produced by the award winning E+ productions and a Garden Basket of the Month subscription grown by the Alan Short Center.
Pictured: “Map of a City Part 1” by artist William Haddad of Short Center North
The evening concluded with an awards ceremony recognizing the achievements of this year’s remarkable honorees. Co-Emcees Dennis Curry, E+ Program Director, and Sam Stanovic, E+ Client were the perfect pair to introduce each honoree and share their stories.
Dennis Curry and Sam Stanovic, Co-Emcees
Jose Bodas, Short Center North honoree receiving award from Steve Arita
Watch the Honoree Highlight video below to get to know each of this year’s honorees!
THANK YOU to everyone who joined us for the festivities, supported DDSO’s mission, and made the night memorable.
We hope to see you at Uncork for the Arts 2017!
Photography by Tia Gemmell, Riverview Media
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