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POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 12, 2010 Page 9 Socially Set b/:lJ-Iilda M. Morrill Left to right: "2010 DeCordova Biennial" Advisory Board member George Fifleld with museum supporters Barbara and Jonathan Lee. Mr. Fifield is also the Boston CyberArts Festival Director. (Photo by Roger Farrington) More than 1,100 people attended the opening of "The 2010 DeCordova Biennial" of New England artists at the DeCordova Sculpture Park + Museum in Lincoln. The Biennial is a survey exhibition, focused on the quality and variety of work rather than any single theme. The exhibition high- lights artists from across New England who work in a range of media, including innovative performance pieces, video installations, sculpture, painting, and photography. The exhibition, which runs through April 1 I, offers a number of firsts: The first time an exhibition has taken over the whole mu- seum; the first time the ex- hibition, a descendant of the 20-year history of DeCordova Annual exhibitions, has been curated by a single cu- rator, DinaDeitsch; the most artists, seventeen, ever curated into an exhibition in the series; and the first time an artist will live in the Mu- seum, to name a few. DeCordova Director Dennis Kois, right, welcomes featured artist Laurel Sparks. (Photo by Roger Farrington) DeCordova is open Tues- day through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on selected Monday holidays. The Sculpture Park is open year-round during daylight hours. Guided public tours of the Museum's main galler- ies take place every Thurs- day at I p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tours of the Sculpture Park are given on Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. from May to November. All guided public tours are free with Campus admission. Visit or call 781-259-8355 for further information. ....... We are invited to en- joy a "Spanish Winesday" on March 31 at Bravo Restau- rant in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where we will savor lush fruits and veg- etables, loaves of crusty bread, savory cheeses, and other cuisine of sunny Spain featured in the exhibition "Luis Melendez: Master of the Spanish Still Life." Both Bravo and its contem- porary caf6, the Galleria, are featuring fresh seasonal food reminiscent of Mel6ndez's vibrant compositions, in- cluding fruit plates, roasted game hen, and roasted root vegetables. Bravo hosts a "Winesday" on the last Wednesday evening of each month, featuring an expert-led discussion on wine followed by a wine tasting with hors d'oeuvres or tapas that complement the highlighted beverage. The March 31 Winesday will feature Span- ish white wines and small plates inspired by the exhi- bition from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. No reservations "are necessary. For more in- formation, call 617-369- 3474. ....... The Handel and Haydn Society announces a luxury raffle running now through the end of its cur- rent season, when ticket buyers have an opportunity to win one of five unique prizes. Proceeds from ticket sales will directly benefit the components of the Society's Karen S. and George D. Levy Educational Outreach Pro- gram as well as artistic initiatives. Since 1985, the Society's award-winning Karen S. and George D. Levy Educa- tional Outreach Program has offered hands-on learn- ing and performance oppor- tunities to young-people in Greater Boston and beyond, including those in under- served schools and commu- nities. The program brings music education and vocal training to more than I0,000 students annually. The five raffle items include exotic trips, beauti- ful jewelry, and memorable "2010 DeCordova Biennial" curator Dina Deitsch, right, and Rachel Aruz, left, are pictured with featured artist August Ventimiglia. Ms. Deitsch is the DeCordova's Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art. (Photo by Roger Farrington) sports and performance ex- periences, representing val- ues ranging from $3,500 to 85,o0o. In "The Handel and Haydn Messiah Experience," the winne-has: the opportunity to sing in the Chorus during a "Messiah" dress rehearsal or guest conduct an encore of the "Hallelujah" chorus at one weekend performance in December 2010. This package includes passes for 10 people to attend the *Mes- siah" dress rehearsal and a performance at Symphony Hall, an exclusive reception with Handel and Haydn So- ciety musicians at the dress rehearsal, and a private din- ner for two with Artistic Di- rector Harry Christophers and guest soloists following the performance. "The Ultimate Sports Pack- age" winner receives four premium luxury seats to one game each of the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, and Bruins in 2010 with food and drinks included (regular season games only, and by mutual agreement of winner and donor). The winner of the "Lux Bond & Green Treasure for Two" receives one women's 18-karat white gold and dia- mond necklace by Roberto Coin, and one men's Swiss made alarm sport watch by TAG Heuer from Lux Bond & Green. The "Tortola Vacation" prize includes 10 "days in a secluded three-bedroom house that overlooks Brewer's Bay, Tortola in the British Virgin Islands for the winner and five guests. Dates to be determined with the owner by October 1, 2010. The "Hawaiian Holiday" affords the winner and three guests with one week at a private condominium lo- cated in Poipu Beach, Kauai, Hawaii. Dates to be deter- mined with the owner by October 1, 2010. Lux Bond & Green is the exclusive corporate partner for the Handel and Haydn Society's "Luxury Raffle." Raffle tickets can only be purchased in person at Handel and Haydn Society concerts and events, or at the Box Office (M-F 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.), 300 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston. Informa- tion and Rules and Regula- (Continued on Page 13) I DIAMONDS 1 ROLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. Jim (617) 263-7766 Matt6o Gallo Appraisals Sales & Rentals Real Estate 376 North Street * Boston, MA 02113 (617) 523-2100 Fax (617) 523-3530