Friday, October 5, 2007

Stop and See the Flores

Saratoga Artist Frankie Flores Donates Original

Popular Saratoga artist Frankie Flores has created an original painting to promote The Hyde Collection's fifth annual A Taste of Art...A Wine and Food Experience. Flores, an ongoing contributor to The Hyde Collection, has generously donated the original painting and two of his giclĂ©e prints for the event’s silent auction.

“The painting has added an incredible dimension to A Taste of Art this year. Frankie’s use of rich, vibrant colors has captured the lusciousness of the food and wine that will be served at the event,” commented Cynthia Holbrook, The Hyde’s development associate for special events. “We cannot begin to express how grateful we are for Frankie’s enthusiasm and support, and we look forward to sharing his original with our event guests,” she added.

Frankie Flores is well known for his creative depictions of New Orleans Jazz, and his artwork can be found in many collections internationally. In addition to his New Orleans pieces, he designed the 2003 Saratoga First Night poster and is highly regarded for his paintings portraying horses and racing.

A Taste of Art… will take place on Friday, October 12, 2007 from 6:30 to 9:30PM and will be held on the grounds of The Hyde Collection at 161 Warren Street in Glens Falls. The admittance price of $75 per person will provide participants with a variety of flavors to stimulate the palate as they move from region to region, experiencing wines, beers, and foods from around the world.

To make reservations for A Taste of Art or to request more information, please contact The Hyde Collection at 518-792-1761 or All proceeds from the event will benefit the Museum's annual fund, which supports exhibitions, educational programs, and ongoing collections care.

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The Hyde Collection is a historic house and modern art museum complex that combines the heritage of the Adirondack Region with a distinguished permanent collection consisting of works by European old and modern masters and American artists, important decorative arts and antique furnishings. In addition, the Museum provides changing exhibitions in four gallery spaces, lectures, concerts, family activities and school programming as well as a Museum Store. Admission is FREE with voluntary donations accepted. The Hyde Collection is a publicly supported institution located at 161 Warren Street, Glens Falls, New York. Open year-round Tuesday-Saturday 10AM - 5PM, and Sunday 12noon - 5PM., Closed Mondays and national holidays. For information, call 518-792-1761.