Beer and Wine Duke it Out During Art Center 100 “Grains vs. Grapes” Fundraising Dinner to Support Scholarship Students at Art Center College of Design

Art Center Board Chairman Robert C Davidson Jr with wife Faye at Art Center 100 Grains vs Grapes event - courtesy Art Center College of Design (c) Jennie WarrenArt Center President Dr Lorne M Buchman with Art Center Trustee Alyce Williamson welcome guests to Art Center 100 Grains vs Grapes event - courtesy Art Center College of Design (c) Jennie WarrenArt Center Trustee and Founder of Art Center 100 Alyce Williamson welcomes guests to Art Center 100 Grains vs Grapes event - courtesy Art Center College of Design (c) Jennie WarrenKelsey Hall, Ada Watson, Patsy Ketchum and Danzey Treanor arrive at Art Center 100 Grains vs Grapes event - courtesy Art Center College of Design (c) Jennie WarrenArt Center Trustee Sam Mann with wife Emily at Art Center 100 Grains vs Grapes event - courtesy Art Center College of Design (c) Jennie WarrenRothenberg arrive at Art Center 100 Grains vs Grapes event - courtesy Art Center College of Design (c) Jennie WarrenJW_ Art Center\'s Grapes vs. GrainsArt Center 100 Grains vs Grapes commitee member Joni Smith with husband Clark welcome guests - courtesy Art Center College of Design (c) Jennie WarrenThe Noble Art of Sabrage performed at Art Center 100 Grains vs Grapes event at the California Club - courtesy Art Center College of Design (c) Jennie WarrenArt Center Trustee Alyce Williamson with Emily Mann, wife of Trustee Sam Mann at Art Center 100 Grains vs Grapes eventFloral centerpieces for Art Center 100 Grains vs Grapes event provided by Jacob Maarse Florists - courtesy Art Center College of Design (c) Jennie WarrenGuests enjoy beer and wine tasting at Art Center 100 Grains vs Grapes event at the California Club - courtesy Art Center College of Design (c) Jennie WarrenPianist performs at the California Club during Art Cente 100 Grains vs Grapes reception - courtesy Art Center College of Design (c) Jennie WarrenTables are set at the California Club for Art Center 100 Grains vs Grapes event - courtesy Art Center College of Design (c) Jennie Warren

STAFF REPORTS | Photography by Art Center Alumna JENNIE WARREN

2:23 pm | May 8, 2014


The gloves are off as Art Center College of Design’s longest serving community volunteer group—Art Center 100—hosts “Grains vs. Grapes,” an evening of bare-knuckle competition between beer and wine to raise money for Art Center 100 Scholarships. Working with Executive Chef Jean-Marc Weber and Wine Steward Eric Moe at the historic California Club, the Art Center 100 arranged a three-course dinner with each round paired by a grain and a grape. Votes were tallied live while guests of the unique and irreverent fundraising event decide on the winning libation. The bout took place last night at The California Club in Downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 7.

“Grains vs. Grapes is one way we hope to increase awareness of Art Center, its reputation for excellence, and its talented student body,” said Ann Dobson Barrett, president of Art Center 100. “Scholarships were deemed the most important need when the group was founded over 28 years ago and Art Center President Lorne Buchman says the need is now greater than ever. To support young artists and designers we hope to raise even more money for scholarships with this event, while also making friends and having fun.”

Founded in 1987, Art Center 100 awards more than $100,000 annually to both undergraduate and graduate students who might otherwise be unable to afford a quality education. Scholarships allow the most talented and promising students to attend Art Center College of Design, regardless of their financial circumstance. In appreciation of their scholarship support, members of Art Center 100 are invited to many of the College’s gallery openings, symposia and special events, and attend luncheons and informative programs led by Art Center faculty and educational leaders. The group also organizes its own events, including private tours of artists’ studios, visits to places of interest around the community and dynamic activities like Grains vs. Grapes.

The Art Center 100 Board is currently led by President Ann Dobson Barrett and Vice President Hilary Crahan, with oversight from founding chairman and Art Center Trustee Alyce Williamson. The Grains vs. Grapes Committee is comprised of members Bea Bennett, Ann Dobson Barrett, Carolyn Barrett, Hilary Crahan, Emily Hancock, Carol Henry, Robert Huntley, Gloria Renwick, Joni Smith and Alyce Williamson. Media partners include Outlook Newspapers and Pasadena Now.

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