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Office of News and Information
Johns Hopkins University
901 South Bond Street, Suite 540
Baltimore, Maryland 21231
Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920

August 3, 2006
Media Contact: Heather Egan
410-516-0341 ext. 17

Events at Evergreen House
September - December 2006

For more information, the public is invited to call 410-516-0341, e-mail evergreenhouse@jhu.edu, or visit www.jhu.edu/historichouses .

Through Sunday, Sept. 24
Inside/Out: Sculpture at Evergreen

Every two years, artists from across the country are invited to Evergreen House to create large-scale, site- specific outdoor sculpture in response to Evergreen's history, collections, and natural and constructed environments. Julie Courtney, a noted independent curator from Philadelphia, curates the 2006 exhibition, which includes ten new works by artists and artist groups.

Thursday, Oct. 12, 6:30 - 10:00 p.m.
artUncorked wine tasting benefit
$65 in advance; reservations limited. Museum members enjoy a $5 discount

Come discover the tastes of Piedmont, Sicily, and a dozen other Italian regions at Evergreen House's wine tasting benefit, artUncorked, a celebration of art, wine, and food, co-hosted and sponsored by The Wine Source of Hampden. The theme of the evening, Viva Italia! Red, White, and Evergreen, salutes Evergreen's previous residents, John Work Garrett, who served as U.S. ambassador to Italy from 1929 to 1933, and his wife, Alice Warder Garrett, who loved beautiful objects, beautiful people, and parties. Guests will sample fine wines from Italy expertly paired with regional Italian foods from some of Baltimore's hippest chefs, enjoy live musical entertainment, and bid on premium items in live and silent auctions. All proceeds benefit Evergreen's visual arts programs.

Friday, Oct. 20, 8 p.m.
Evergreen Concert Series: David Fedele, flute and Victoria Drake, harp
$20; $15/members

This exceptional duo presents a diverse program with music by Handel, C.P.E. Bach, Debussy, Bartók, de Falla, Jongen, and Persichetti. (In the Bakst Theatre)

Sunday, Oct. 22 - Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007
House Guests: Amy Chan and Richard Torchia
Free with museum admission
Opening Reception: Sunday, Oct. 22, 2 - 5 p.m.

Every year, Evergreen House offers a two-month summer residency to a visual artist living outside Maryland, who is invited to produce new work in response to the collections, home, and history of the Garrett family, Evergreen's former residents. The works of the museum's 2005 and 2006 artists-in-residence, painter Amy Chan and installation artist Richard Torchia, are the subject of House Guests, an exhibition that opens at Evergreen House with a free reception from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22, and continues through Jan. 14. In her paintings, Chan uses humor and appropriated imagery to convey the loneliness of the modern American landscape. Using the optics of photography and recorded sounds, Torchia creates installations that deal with principles of perception, inviting us to experience Evergreen House in new ways.

Sunday, Nov. 19, 1 - 4 p.m.
Meet the Artists: Richard Torchia
Free with museum admission

Evergreen's 2006 artist-in-residence, Richard Torchia, presents new camera obscura projections throughout the museum as part of the House Guests exhibition, and explains his ongoing work with optical devices.

Thursday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m.
Naturalist Les Beletsky Lecture & Book Signing

Evergreen House and the JHU Press present an evening with expert ornithologist Lee Beletsky, author of the new Birds of the World. Beletsky is series editor of the Travelers' Wildlife Guides and Visiting Scholar at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington. (In the Carriage House)

Friday, Nov. 10, 8 p.m.
Evergreen Concert Series: Jupiter String Quartet
$20; $15 members

Praised for its distinctive sound and go-for-broke intensity, the award-winning Jupiter String Quartet will perform beloved and challenging quartets by Haydn, Brahms, and Shostakovich. (In the Carriage House)

Saturday, Dec. 9 and Sunday, Dec. 10, noon - 4 p.m.
Holiday Traditions at Evergreen House and Homewood House

In conjunction with Downtown Dollar Days, the public is invited to enjoy holiday music, decorations, and light refreshments as they tour Evergreen House.


Friday, March 23, 2007, 8 p.m.
Evergreen Concert Series: Adaskin String Trio with Thomas Gallant, oboe
$20; $15 members

The premier ensemble of its kind in North America, the Adaskin String Trio is joined by virtuoso oboist Thomas Gallant for a performance of quartets and trios. (In the Bakst Theatre)

Friday, April 27, 2007
Matt Haimovitz, cello
$20; $15 members

The "coolest cellist of our time" (Boston Herald), Matt Haimovitz is considered one of classical music's most adventurous artists, with a repertoire spanning from J.S. Bach to Led Zeppelin. A not-to-be-missed concert! (In the Carriage House)

Visitor Information

Evergreen House
The Johns Hopkins University
4545 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210

Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon- 4 p.m.

Tours: Tours of Evergreen are offered on the hour with the last tour beginning at 3 p.m.

Admission: $6/adults; $5/seniors, and $3/students and children over 6

Web address: www.jhu.edu/historichouses

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