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Annual Winterfest Jazz Preview Featuring Grammy Nominated Jazz Pianist George Spicka

Baltimore, Maryland, October 26, 2010 ––The Winterfest Jazz Preview is special ticketed event that gives guests the unique opportunity to be the first to preview and purchase work from the Winterfest exhibition and Holiday Sale all while enjoying good food, live jazz and wine before the public opening on the following evening. On Friday, November 19th from 6-8 PM at the preview event, you will also enjoy live jazz by Grammy nominated musician George Spicka, Barefoot Wine and Bubbly wine tastings, lite fare by Bansky’s Café and dessert by Dia de Los Cupcakes.

The Winterfest exhibition is a holiday invitational show featuring established and emerging ceramic artists. In the adjacent Member and Solos Galleries is the Annual Holiday Sale which features work by Baltimore Clayworks’ resident and member artists as well as some invited local artists.

Jazz pianist George Spicka will premier his song “Civility” during the Winterfest Jazz Preview. This prolific artist has composed over 500 diverse works ranging from jazz, to electro-acoustic, to chamber and new music. His new music ensemble Jazz Street Station (1994 Grammy Nominations Ballot), performed at Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, plus he has showcased compositions twice in New York under the sponsorship of American Music Center’s NewMusicBox editor, Frank Oteri. He’s performed on Maryland Public Television's “Artworks This Week,” and Fox 45 Morning News.

Bansky’s Café is a new local Mt. Washington business that specializes in casual gourmet American Cuisine. Dia de Los Cupcakes is a Catonsville based vegan cupcakery that has been baking for our friends since 2007 and in 2010 began making their fabulous cupcakes available to everyone in Baltimore. Barefoot Wine & Bubbly is the producer of award-winning California wines and champagnes that are fun, flavorful and affordable. Join us in raising a glass to the Baltimore Clayworks Winterfest Jazz Preview. Get barefoot and have a great time! 

Ticket prices are $15 members; $20 non members. Tickets are available on-site in the Gallery Building, online, or by calling 410-578-1919. 

Baltimore Clayworks is a not-for-profit ceramic art center located in the Mt. Washington neighborhood in northwest Baltimore. Founded in 1980, Clayworks is housed in two reclaimed and renovated buildings located across the street from one another.  This organization offers classes, artists’ spaces, exhibitions, and programs throughout the community.  Hours are 10am – 5pm, Monday through Saturday.  For more information call Baltimore Clayworks at 410-578-1919 or visit our website, www.baltimoreclayworks.org.

Event Contact:

Lara Haskins Meersman
Development Associate
(410) 578-1919 ext. 19
lara.haskins@baltimoreclayworks.org 

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