Bark & Whine Gala
Saturday, November 4, 2017
URBN at the Navy Yard
5000 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19112
6:30 – 10:30 PM
The Pennsylvania SPCA’s signature event, Bark & Whine, is slated for Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Urban Outfitters, Inc. in the Navy Yard. This year will mark a very special time in our history as we celebrate 150 years of protecting animals in Pennsylvania, so it is only fitting that our signature event reflects this monumental accomplishment! This year’s event will include cocktails, dinner and dancing while we honor fellow animal advocates Patty & Larry Bowa, Pepper Hamilton LLP, and Governor Ed Rendell. Click here to view the invitation or click here to purchase tickets.
Location: 52 S. 2nd Street, Old City
Key Players: Nicholas Elmi, David Frank, Stephen Simons
The Situation: Laurel’s Nick Elmi, of Top Chef fame, is teaming up with restaurateurs Dave Frank and Stephen Simons, who know how to put together a top-notch bar: They’re behind Royal Tavern, Khyber Pass Pub, Triangle Tavern, Cantina Los Caballitos, and Cantina Dos Segundos, and moved more into the chef-driven space with Jesse Ito’s Royal Sushi and Izakaya. The Elmi-helmed venture is two levels, with a bar and a dining area on the first floor and an outdoor garden with seating for about 30 on the second floor. The second floor will also have a lounge that can be used as a private dining room. The menu will focus on charcuterie, salumi, and a raw bar.
Artist meet and greet to benefit Women Against Abuse at Panorama Wine Bar. Twenty percent of art sales will be donated to WAA. To purchase tickets, click here.
The mission of Women Against Abuse is to provide quality, compassionate, and nonjudgmental services in a manner that fosters self-respect and independence in persons experiencing intimate partner violence and to lead the struggle to end domestic violence through advocacy and community education. To learn more visit www.womenagainstabuse.org
The mural at Panorama was a collaboration between two local artist; Anthony DeMelas and Kristine Di Grigoli. Together they fused their styles through photography, digital media tools, and painting to coincide with Luca Sena owner of Panorama and Meg Rodgers, interior designer visions.
The creative process flows within each layer, from photographs of a painting of Italian Landscapes (previously displayed in the lobby), colored wine bottles, and Architects Dream painting by DeMelas sliced in three care of Pentimenti Gallery. Once the image was photographed and fused within digital media tools it was then printed onto a large canvas. The mix media image was then ready for DeMelas to add the final painted layers to create an organic and three dimensional feel.
The mural’s intention was to give the viewer a panoramic look as if they were looking through colored wine bottles onto a contemporary abstract Italian landscape and to compliment the largest Cuvée wine system in the world.