Jule Collins Smith Museum to host Art in the Garden April 14

AUBURN – The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University will host its third annual Art in the Garden event April 14. Food and wine, live music and landscape vignettes will introduce an evening of entertainment, including a silent auction and special guest speaker James Farmer.

Beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, guests will have an opportunity to see the scenic landscape vignettes, sip wine and bid on auction items while enjoying live music by E.G. Kight, who has been called The Georgia Songbird. Ursula’s Catering will offer food throughout the night to accompany the ongoing events.

The silent auction will consist of a variety of items available for bidding, including works of art, travel packages, spa packages, Disney World passes, airline tickets and more.

The remainder of the evening will include live music by Joey Allcorn and The Can’t Hardly Playboys as well as dancing under the stars.

Farmer is a Georgia native and Auburn University graduate. He was raised to use the family garden for food, décor and flavor in his home. Farmer believes cooking and gardening go hand in hand and, as a lifestyle expert, will advise attendees on how to live the garden life. He regularly contributes his work to Southern Living magazine, and his first book, “A Time to Plant,” was released in September 2011.

Proceeds from Art in the Garden will benefit the museum’s exhibitions and educational programs. Tickets are $75 per person. To sponsor the event or purchase tickets, contact the museum at (334) 844-3005 or http://jcsm.auburn.edu/index.php.

(Submitted by Colleen Bourdeau.)

Contact: Colleen Bourdeau, Jule Collins Smith Museum, (334) 844-7075 (cbourdeau@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, Office of Communications and Marketing, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)