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Visit our Facebook page to see the BookPlates! 2012 Preview album! Many more plates will be fired and added, so check back often!
Some of California’s most talented artists and some surprising celebrities will create original works of art on dinner-sized ceramic plates. All of the platemakers are given a kit with a blank plate and a palette of glazes. The participating artists normally work in a range of media from printmaking to painting to sculpture. Translating their individual craft onto ceramic plates will produce a stunning collection. “We were blown away by the plates when we received them from the artists for our inaugural BookPlates!”, said event co-chair Kate Morgans, “They started with the same blank plate and created a diverse array of gallery-quality art. Whether they are hung in your office lobby, spotlighted over your fireplace, or used to serve dessert at your next dinner party, you will want to own more than one.” For a preview of the beautiful, one-of-a-kind, hand painted plates, check out our BookPlates! 2013 album on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/PasoRoblesLibraryFoundation
Guests will enjoy a gourmet tasting menu prepared by Chef Jeff Wiesinger of Jeffrys Catering, and sip award-winning local wines and brew. Swinging jazz and laid back Brazilian sounds by popular band Human Nation, accompanied by Grammy-winning vocalist John Laird, will provide the musical soundtrack for the evening. All-inclusive tickets are just $40 each, and will be available through a “Buy Tickets” button on this page. Tickets will also available at the Library check-out desk, and at the event. If you are unable to attend, but would still like to contribute to the Library Foundation, please click the “Donate” button on the Donate page
“In addition to the art, this will be a fabulous night out, not to mention it will be one time you won’t be scolded for eating, drinking, or dancing in the library,” said event co-chair, Kassy Brohaugh.
The plates will be sold throughout the evening in a silent auction format. Most of the plates will have a starting bid of $50, although a select group of celebrity plates and plates that are bundled with special items will have a higher starting bid.
Special thanks go to J. Lohr Winery and Firestone-Walker Brewery for being in-kind sponsors for the event. Shevon Sullivan, owner of ANAM CRÉ Pottery Studio in San Luis Obispo, is helping us with the final glazing and firing of all of the plates. And of course, we’re looking for event sponsors! If you would like to support BookPlates with a financial or in-kind contribution, please contact Kate Morgans at 805-226-5620.
Since 1997, the Paso Robles Library Foundation has raised over $500,000 to augment the City’s budget for the Library. Spending is focused on expanding the collection, programs for adults and children, and helping our community keep pace with a changing world. We work to make the Paso Robles City Library the envy of its peers and an invaluable asset to our Community.
Helen K. Davie
Firestone Walker Brewery
Carol Timson Ball
Gary & Marcy Eberle, Winemaker and owners of Eberle Winery
Irene Flores, Manga Illustrator
Tobin James, Winemaker and owner of Tobin James Cellars
Chris Kobayashi, Executive Chef and co-owner of Artisan Restaurant
Jeanne “Bean” Murdock, Health & Fitness Satirist and Business Consultant at BeanFit
Barbara Partridge, Author
Joe Thomas, Farmer, Artist, and owner of Thomas Hill Farm
Leigh Rubin, Creator of the nationally-syndicated cartoon Rubes
Jerry Scott, co-creator of nationally-syndicated cartoons Baby Blues and Zits
The BookPlates! Event Committee:
Co-chairs: Kassy Brohaugh and Kate Morgans*
*Paso Robles Library Foundation Board Members