Membership in the Averell Council will put you in touch with hundreds of engaged professionals who share an enthusiasm for Rochester and the arts, and a commitment to support a wide range of cultural events. Follow us on Facebook for updates.
Join us for 3rd Thursday on December 19th from 5 to 8pm. Brought to you by the Averell Council in cooperation with the Education Department and Gallery Store at MAG.
Special Event in the Gallery Store: Trunk Show with Blynn Nelson of Reckless Necklace
Music with DJ LuLu.
Ask about the Holiday drink specials for Averell Council members.
Tapas plates for purchase and 1/2 price Gallery admission – every Thursday.
Our mission is to support the Memorial Art Gallery. To retain, expand and diversify our membership; increase awareness of the institution and the collection; raise operational funds; and offer cultural events for both social and educational outreach.
There are a multitude of ways to get involved with the Averell Council. Here are 5:
Learn and help others learn about art. Develop art and education programs such as informal talks featuring nationally renowned artists, critics and collectors, in cooperation with the Education Department at MAG as well as other Averell committees. Join us and help to execute programs and events that can engage a wide and diverse audience, including kids and their parents.
Keep us hopping. Develop new, fresh and different events for the 3rd Thursday evenings at MAG. 3rd Thursday’s run from 5pm- 9pm and our goal is to appeal to a broad range of Averell Council members and the Rochester community. Help us create a happy hour with some cool or interesting ‘something’ once a month.
Develop and execute an annual Halloween Gala for the Council, beginning with 2014.
Keep us growing. Help develop ideas to attract new Averell Council members, and keep current members happy and involved with the Gallery. We want to advance our Averell community by building a council that people want to be a part of. Interesting, interested and innovative.
Writers, Graphic Designers, PR, Editors, Poets, Photographers, WE NEED YOU! Market and build support and promotion of programs and events with the Averell Council. Working with the MAG Marketing Department, the goal will be to produce a free quarterly publication about arts (all arts) in Rochester. We also are looking for assistance developing and maintaining our online presence.
Meet new friends and join us at whatever level you choose. Attend and enjoy, give a few hours of your time, or become an active volunteer.
Special Event in the Gallery Store: New collection from Sara Silvio & meet the artist.
Tapas plates for purchase and music by guitarist Dave Berger.
Craft brew samples by Climbing Bines of Penn Yan.
Tapas drink specials for Averell Council members.
Lecture titled “TISCH: Terahertz Imaging & Spectroscopy for Cultural Heritage Investigations” with J. Bianca Jackson of the UofR’s Institute of Optics – a fascinating look at the nondestructive investigation of historical artworks.
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