Virtual Cocktails at the Carter: Arthur Dove

Event Details

Event Date

Thursday, May 6, 6-7 p.m. CT

Event Location

Online via Facebook Live

Event Registration

Event Description

Enjoy happy hour from the comfort of your own screen via Facebook Live! We’ll start the program with a cocktail demonstration featuring local bar Tulips. The bartenders will show us how to make a unique cocktail based on Arthur Dove’s painting The Lobster. After we make our drinks, Carter Community Artist Brenda Ciardiello will lead us in creating a Fauvist-style still life inspired by the painting.

Limited cocktail and art-making kits are available for free for the first 50 registrants. All kits need to be picked up from the Carter; we will not ship supplies. Cocktail kits do not include alcohol; all participants will be required to supply their own alcohol. After registering, you will receive an email about supply kit pick-up.

Follow along with the ingredients and supplies listed below!

All participants must supply their own alcohol.
For this cocktail, you’ll need:

  • Deep Eddy Cranberry Vodka (or another cranberry-flavored vodka)
  • St Germain

Cocktail ingredients included in kits:

  • Grapefruit juice
  • Lemons
  • Sprite

Still-Life supplies included in kits:

  • Fabric for your background
  • Paint (kits will include gouache, but watercolor will work, too!)
  • Paint brush
  • Watercolor paper (or any paper you have at home)

All participants will also need:

  • 2 to 3 fruits, vegetables, or other food-related items to create a still life (like apples, citrus fruits, grapes, whole nuts, a plate with cheese, sliced cucumbers, a leafy lettuce, a pitcher, or a lobster if you have one handy!)
  • Pencil & eraser
  • Paper towels
  • Non-absorbent plate to use as a palette
  • Cup with water
  • Painter’s tape or masking tape
  • A small desk light to point at the still life (optional)
  • Apron & work-area cover (optional)

Questions? Email or call 817.989.5013.

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