Cocktail Reception Benefit: June 6, 2015 – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

 BAYARD CUTTING ARBORETUM CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO OUR THIRD ANNUAL COCKTAIL RECEPTION BENEFIT

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 FEATURING

 COCKTAIL RECEPTION CATERED BY HIDDEN OAK CAFE

ART EXHIBITION BY MONICA RAY

MUSIC BY GEMINI JOURNEY

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RSVP by May 23, 2015

$75 per person

For tickets call 631-581-1002 or purchase at Brown Paper Tickets.

About the Artist: Monica was born in The Netherlands and moved to the United States of America in 1987, obtaining American Citizenship in 2002. She lives and works on Long Island, drawing inspiration from her garden overlooking the Long Island Sound. Monica paints what she grows, but also finds inspiration from her travels around the world. Monica’s passion, when creating art, is observing the natural world with intensity, and meeting the demands of combining aesthetic rendering with scientific accuracy. She earned a certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration from the New York Botanical Garden in 2013 and participated in the “Small Works” Show of the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA) at their annual Conference in Chicago in 2012, as well as in the NESBA (New England Society of Botanical Artists) Show at the Boston Flower Show in 2014. Her art is executed in silverpoint, in addition to colored pencil, watercolor, graphite, pen & ink and mixed media.
This year’s fundraiser is dedicated to the memory of Michelle Boyer. Michelle was a dedicated volunteer, donor, and friend who was instrumental in organizing this event and many other initiatives at the arboretum. Her genuine enthusiasm for the Bayard Cutting Arboretum is still felt here and always will be.

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