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The Charles H. Wright Museum, Mercedes-Benz of St. Clair Shores and Andiamo Restaurant Group present the Pairing Great Brands Wine Tasting Experience featuring wines produced by African American vintners paired with the very best in food and entertainment, and featuring art by Tony Roko. Enjoy great wine, great art, great food and great music in the stunning ambiance of the Charles H. Wright Museum's Ford Freedom rotunda.  Wine tasting classes will be held by Mahogany Tasters for both the novice and more seasoned enthusiast.

6 - 9 pm: Wine tasting & Wine Tasting classes
9 - 11 pm: Jazzy afterglow featuring the Straight Ahead Quartet

 

Tickets are $50 ($40 for museum members), include all wine, food and classes and are available at www.brownpapertickets.com or by phone at (800) 838-3006.

 

 

Check out this video courtesy of Annistique Photography of our November 2009 Wine Tasting Experience!

 

 

Featured Wineries:
Esterlina Vineyards
Brown Estates
Vision Cellars
plus South African favorites!

Featured Vendors:

The Melting Pot of Troy
Special Events Rental
Lyndsey's Linen
Goodness Gracious, Inc.
Lithari
Samcredibles Delicious Edibles
Art of Roko
Meijers
Cabot Creamery
Psi Productions
Display Group
Western Market
Cicchini Custom Clothier
Sedi Designs
Wine Country Magazine

Tapper's Diamonds & Fine Jewelry

 

About featured artist Tony Roko:
Tony has quickly emerged as one of the Motor City's most sought after artists. His work can be found at some of Detroit's premiere exhibitions and most influential galleries. Self taught, he made his own path into the art world through the unique use of automotive paints and industrial enamels. These methods have positioned him as an innovative and vernacular visual artist. His medium and its application is a direct by-product of working within the Motor City and as such supports his ability to recreate the meaning and use of industrial materials that were once exclusive to the body of a car. This type of ‘re-use’ and re-positioning of materials and concepts is exactly what Detroit, and other Post-Industrial cities need to allow art and art communities to help shape future urban environments and current culture. Roko's work can be seen at the Motown Museum, and he has been commissioned by Ford Motor Company and Vitamin Water to create original pieces. His work can also be viewed in the permanent collection of the Michigan State Capital building and has been selected to show at the prestigious Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, with a solo show to be announced later this year.

 

Sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of St. Clair Shores and Andiamo Restaurant Group.

 

Wine-Tasting-Flyer

 

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