Summer Soirée

Please join us Saturday, July 15, for our second annual Summer Soirée.

Our evening begins at 5 pm with an art + cocktail reception — featuring live jazz, hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, and a trio of plein air painters creating original work to be auctioned at the end of the evening. During the reception, our Curator, Maria Ferguson, will lead tours of our new exhibition, Art that Matters to the Planet: Interconnectivity. You’ll also have the opportunity to bid on several signed and numbered prints by Roger Tory Peterson.

Under the tent on the back courtyard at RTPI, we’ll enjoy a gourmet dinner buffet provided Elegant Edibles.

After dinner, we’ll relax with coffee and dessert as our CEO shares exciting updates about RTPI, followed by a brief program by our guest speaker, Jennifer Lodi-Smith, Professor of Psychology and Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs at Canisius College. She’ll be sharing a little bit about The Spark Bird Project. Co-sponsored by RTPI, “The Spark Bird Project is designed to gather and share the stories of people’s passion for birds while gaining scientific insights into a critical missing piece in the understanding of the ecology of birds – birders themselves.”

To end the evening, we’ll have a live auction of the plein air paintings created during the event.

Reservations are required. Tickets are $95 each. Invite your friends and buy a table at a discounted rate of $700.

Proceeds from the event will help us to fulfill our mission of nurturing the next generation artists whose Art – like the art of Roger Tory Peterson – truly Matters to the Planet.

Wine provided courtesy of Johnson Estate Winery.