The Place Prepares To Uncork

By: Matthew White

The Place prepares to Uncork

NORWICH – Organizers from The Place and Uncorked Café and Lounge are in the midst of putting finishing touches on its debut event – The Place Cocktail Fundraiser – and is doing its part in getting the word out about this exciting and worthy occasion.

The Cocktail Fundraiser scheduled for April 26 at the newly appointed Café and Lounge located at 28 South Broad St. will serve as a unique opportunity for locals to mingle, relax and dine while donating important funds to benefit programming at The Place; a nonprofit youth center located in downtown Norwich which serves nearly 100 local families year-round.

The gala will feature a silent auction of art work designed and created exclusively by children and teens of The Place produced specifically for the event.

Working along side local artist and instructor Jill Kraft, children and teens from The Place embarked on an educational journey to create Jackson Pollock inspired artwork, which also proved to be as much fun as it was messy.

Pollock, best known for his splatter-paint creations, was an influential American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. He was well known for his unique style of drip painting. In his prime, Pollock enjoyed much fame and notoriety as a major artist of his generation and beyond.

“We're working together with the owners of Uncorked Café in a joint effort to raise funds for programming here at The Place and draw some attention to the unveiling of some new changes that have taken place at the Café,” said Rebecca Sands, Executive Director of The Place.

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The cocktail party will feature a silent auction, hors d 'oeuvres, 50/50 raffle and a cash bar featuring a special on a variety signature cocktails with a percentage of proceeds going to The Place.

The work created by the youths at The Place will be displayed along the walls of Uncorked for viewing.

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