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HAND OVER THE PLATES!
The Worcester Center for Crafts announces its Pasta Dinner, on Saturday, March 2, 2019. The event was so successful, selling out its VIP tickets, that it has been expanded.
The premise of the Pasta Dinner is simple: come for good food and good company and go home with a hand-crafted ceramic plate—all for a good cause. Pre-paid reservations are a must. A VIP Early Entrance ticket ($65) gives patrons the opportunity to enter at 5:30pm and get first choice of the handmade plates, festive appetizers and a libation. Regular admission commences at 6:15pm; tickets are $45 per person/plate and $10 per child/paperplate. Local Italian restaurant Ciao Bella is catering the dinner which will include pasta, sauce, meatballs and salad. Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Tickets are available 24/7 online at www.tinyurl.com/WCCPASTA19 or by calling 508-753-8183, x 301, Tues-Fri, 10-5.
All diners have the opportunity to bid on a selection of food and craft-related items in the Center’s NOT SO SILENT AUCTION which will be displayed in the Lobby. Included in the Not So Silent Auction will be a Pasta-Making class at Volturno’s, 72 Shrewsbury Street in Worcester; 2-tickets to the Worcester Wine Festival happening in September, 2019 along with a generous gift certificate from Julio’s Liquors in Westborough; a private behind-the-scenes tour of the Ecotarium for six; a basketful of Swedish delights including a Kosta Boda crystal candleholder; a handwoven bag by internationally known Saori weaver, Mihoko Wakabayashi and a complimentary guest pass to a weaving lesson; a leather card case created by Kristen McDonough filled with restaurant cards including UxLocale and Birchtree Bread; and a surprise cooking experience that you’ll cook up with Chef Alina for up to eight people in your home.
Community committee members working on the 2019 event include Birgit Straehle, Tina Zlody, Tracy Dill, Scott Erb, Donna Dufault, Honee Hess, Candace Casey, and Tom O’Malley.
Diners can expect the unexpected after dinner, including handmade desserts and, well, who knows?! Also available this evening is the last viewing of the Worcester Center for Crafts’ current exhibit, PORTRAITS IN MASCULINITY (Photography by Eric Nichols) which closes after dinner is done. These larger than life portraits might have you thinking someone is looking over your shoulder at your plate selection!
“The Pasta Dinner is a way that we can show off the Center’s great Ceramic talent while providing a good time for a good cause,” says Candace Casey, Director of the Krikorian Gallery and Gallery Store. “Plates from the Pasta Dinner become collectible and prized possessions by the people who attend.”
About the Worcester Center for Crafts:
The Worcester Center for Crafts (WCC) is one of the oldest non-profit institutions for craft study in the United States. Founded in 1856 as the Worcester Employment Society to help immigrant women produce and sell hand-crafted wares to support their families, the Center evolved over the past 155 years into New England’s leading center for craft education, exhibition and entrepreneurship. In 2004, the organization expanded and opened the New Street Glass Studio – an off-campus, 8,000 square foot, state-of-the-art, multi-studio glass facility. The WCC offers the only comprehensive glass studio program in New England available to the public. Through an affiliation begun in 2009, the WCC is home to the Worcester State University visual arts studios and partners in community outreach.
The Craft Center’s mission is “to inspire and build a creative community” by providing high-quality craft education and training, by supporting craft artists in their professions, and through
advocacy and public education initiatives including adult education classes and workshops, youth education and outreach programs, exhibitions showcasing the work of established and emerging artists, artist residencies, lectures, family events, studio rentals, Gallery Store, and major events. The WCC is a member of the Worcester Cultural Coalition and receives funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
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