Get hands-on with “Fifty Shades of Clay” at MidCoast Fine Arts


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Posted Online: Jan. 15, 2013, 1:03 pm
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Press release submitted by Midcoast Fine Arts




(Davenport, Iowa) MidCoast Fine Arts presents "Fifty Shades of Clay," a fundraiser to be held February 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Bucktown Center for the Arts in Davenport. This unique, tactile Valentine's Day event offers couples the opportunity to re-create the pottery wheel scene from the movie Ghost, play with papier-mâché clay, and create Valentine's Day cards for each other. The evening will feature hors d'oeuvres from Barrel House 211, beverages from Great River Brewery, a dessert table, and a silent auction.

"Whenever I teach a pottery class and bring out the wheel, everyone immediately references Ghost and starts to sing 'Unchained Melody,'" said Carolyn Krueger, General Manager of MidCoast. "So we decided to provide a fun, festive atmosphere where couples can re-live that movie memory. I mean, when else are you going to have this opportunity!"

Photographers will be on-hand to document each couple's turn on the wheel. "Throwing a pot might take skill, but every couple can get hands-on, have fun, laugh, and take home a memory," said Pamela Crouch, Executive Director of MidCoast. "We also will have papier-mâchéclay and other materials available for couples to craft visual valentines for each other." Each couple also will receive a clay fortune cookie with love notes inside.Once the clay is broken, it can be dampened and re-used.

Bucktown studios will be open during the event, providing guests with the opportunity to shop for art and vest with the artists who create it.

Registration is required for the event and there is limited availability. Each couple will be assigned specific times for the wheel. The cost for the event is $50 per couple with proceeds going to fund MidCoast initiatives.To register, or for more information, contact Pamela Crouch at 563.424.1210 or pcrouch@midcoast.org.
MidCoast Fine Arts is a leading Quad-City non-profit organization focused on stimulating our community's economic vitality through the support of regional visual arts and artists. For more information about MidCoast Fine Arts, please visit www.midcoast.org.





















 




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