Area Restaurants Offer Special Dinner Packages For Clark's "Waiting For The Ice To Melt" Party February 16

For Immediate Release

February 06, 2002

Seven area restaurants are offering special post-party dinner packages following the "Waiting for the Ice to Melt" event at the Clark Art Institute on Saturday, February 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Following the party celebrating the opening of the exhibition Arctic Diary: Paintings and Photographs by William Bradford, attendees may enjoy prix fixe menus at 101 North, Canteen, Gramercy Bistro, Eleven, The Orchards, Hobson's Choice, or Main Street Café. Space is limited and reservations are required.

Highlights of the  "Waiting for the Ice to Melt" party include Arctic-inspired cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, musical entertainment, and icy décor reflecting the exhibition's images of glaciers, icebergs, and snowy seascapes. Party-goers are encouraged to wear ice blue or snow white attire. Tickets are $40 ($30 for members). Reservations are required. To order tickets, call 413-458-2303, extension 324.

The restaurant packages are as follows:

  • 101 North, Williamstown (413-458-4000)
    Prix Fixe: Three-course meal off special menu, $30 per person 
  • Canteen, North Adams (413-664-4415)
    Table d'hote: Three-course meal including wine, $30 per person 
  • Gramercy Bistro, North Adams (413-663-5300)
    Prix Fixe: Three-course meal off regular menu, $25 per person 
  • Eleven, North Adams (413-662-2004)
    Prix Fixe: Three-course meal off regular menu, $30 per person 
  • The Orchards, Williamstown (413-458-9611)
    Prix Fixe: Three-course meal off regular menu, $40 per person 
  • Hobson's Choice, Williamstown (413-458-9101)
    Five-course meal off special menu, $28 per person 
  • Main Street Café, Williamstown (413-458-3210)
    Prix Fixe: Three-course meal off regular menu, $28 per person

All prices are exclusive of tax and gratuity.

"Waiting for the Ice to Melt" celebrates the opening of Arctic Diary, which features the work of American artist William Bradford (1823-1892). Bradford, an important Luminist painter, made nine trips to the Arctic Circle, which inspired his paintings of icebergs, glaciers, ships, and frigid seascapes. The exhibition, on view February 17-May 5, 2002, features fifty photographs from Bradford's 1869 travelogue The Arctic Regions: Illustrated with Photographs Taken on an Art Expedition to Greenland, as well as oil paintings by Bradford and a group of pencil, charcoal, and oil sketches.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free through May.  For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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