Annual Benefit 2019: A Very AIRIE Afternoon

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE IN EVERGLADES
2019 Annual Benefit

A Very AIRIE Afternoon

Saturday, February 9, 2019
4 – 7 PM
at The Kampong
4013 Douglas Road
Coconut Grove

Performances by 2019 AIRIE Fellows
Matt Venuti and Agile Rascals Bicycle Touring Theatre

Join us for our major fundraising event of the year, an ecologically-inspired celebration of art, music and theater featuring original performances by 2019 AIRIE Fellows. Enjoy specially curated wines, craft cocktails and delicious treats in one of South Florida’s most unique botanical settings. Proceeds from the event will provide important support for AIRIE programming, exhibitions and operations.

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Champagne Toast at The Study
VIP ticket holders are invited for a tour of Dr. David Fairchild’s Laboratory and Study, the installation by conceptual American artist Mark Dion that re-imagines the laboratory of the ever inquisitive South Florida pioneer, the late Dr Fairchild and takes visitors back in time. Some of the earliest meetings to promote the Everglades as a National Park were held at The Kampong. In 1929, as the first president of the Tropical Everglades Park Association, Fairchild helped usher in a new era of the tropical wetland.

Entertainment
Music on the main lawn of the Kampong estate performed by Matt Venuti. Main performance by Agile Rascal Bicycle Touring Theatre, whose work at the intersection of art and bike culture uses theatre to foster a dialogue about the shifting physical and cultural landscape of our country. This original production is being created during the group’s January 2019 residence in the Everglades. With costumes, sets and storylines influenced by the epic River of Grass, the play is guaranteed to be uniquely Floridian.

Art Auction, Silent Auction and Raffle
Fall in love with original works or art by local artists and AIRIE fellows and place your bid. The Art Auction will preview online, beginning in January, and works will be available to ship directly to you following A Very AIRIE Afternoon. Proceeds from the Art Auction are split between AIRIE and the artist. A Silent Auction of cultural experiences, local attractions, favorite restaurants and more are available for bidding at the event.

 

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The Kampong

Nestled in the heart of Coconut Grove, The Kampong sits on almost 10 acres of tropical botanical gardens and is home to living collections of plant life including tropical fruit, pomelo, 23 cultivars of avocado, and 65 varieties of mango, palms, flowering trees, ficus, aroids, and bamboo. This property serves as the mainland campus for the National Tropical Botanical Garden.

Sponsorships available, please contact srupert@airie.org to inquire.