The Art of the Summer Social
The champagne glow of soft lights will soon beckon us to cozy up to breezy summer cocktails and easy conversation with friends. It is July, and the “Summer Social” season is upon us!
Officially defined as an informal gathering, a “summer social” is a well-loved tradition of Southern, as well as Appalachian, culture.
From backyard barbecues to slinky shindigs, the warm temperatures make formality more of a nuisance, rather than a hallmark of style or manners. Thus, it is the perfect time of year for folks to try something new, take a risk with party plans, and give folks a wider range of social experiences at events and functions.
Rose Center Council for the Arts is taking full advantage of the opportunity to break traditional molds by offering a very limited number of guests a special evening of art, conversation, delicious food and libations.
For this event, area artists donate one or more pieces of art and in turn, each individual who buys a ticket will receive a piece of art.
There will also be a live auction of donated items from artists and area business owners. Access to the online auction is open to everyone, not just those purchasing tickets.
This event reminds us to take life a little less seriously, to give generously when we can, to engage in great conversation with friends, and to slow down to a cocktail and good food this summer.
Ensuring guests embrace the ambiance of the event, Cool Breeze Jazz will be providing a steady stream of tunes featuring Hank Hussen on keys, Jason Conway on drums, Jim Patterson on bass, Todd deMaria on Trumpet, and Stuart Green on guitar.
The presenting sponsor is Morristown Utilities, with additional sponsorship by McKenna Orthodontics, Visions by Vicki Kinser, and Aesthetic Considerations by Bob Spirko.
Delicious complimentary delectables will be brought to you by Aubrey's, Rich's and the Rose Service Guild, with a cash bar set up for the evening's fun.
Tickets may be purchased at rosecenter.org in the online store or by stopping in to Rose Center at 442 West Second North St. Morristown, TN 37814.
If you would like to have more information or have questions, please dial 423-581-4330 and speak to one of our staff.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at this much anticipated event!