12th Annual Mad Hatter’s Luncheon Raised Funds for Armory Programs.

PALM BEACH, FL, March 10, 2016. Armory Art Center’s Mad Hatter’s Luncheon, was held at Club Colette in Palm Beach on Tuesday, March 7, 2016. This year’s Bollywood theme brought guests adorned in India’s finest including stunning and exotic hats in all shapes, sizes, and designs.

Paula Butler, Susan Cushing, Annie Falk, Vickie Johnston, and Nancy Albano Lambrecht organized the event. Funds are used to support the Armory’s youth and adult visual arts education and enrichment programs. Eleven Armory faculty members provided and displayed their original artwork for sale to raise funds for the Armory Art Center. Additional donations were collected for our The Art of Phoenix program, conducted in partnership with the Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches. Armory instructors along with a certified art therapist teach art classes to aid in the healing of teens who are victims of human trafficking.

Judges Ken Elias, Sam Perry, and Greg D’Elia selected winners of the following in seven categories.:  
Best group design, Elaine Adler and Liliya Makarenkio, Best Use of Flowers and Birds, Marie Adler Kravecas, Best Bejeweled Turban, Mary Bryant McCourt, Mt. Everest Award, Patricia Duncan, Best Bollywood Wedding Cake, Dee Cushing, Best Adaptation of the Theme of the Luncheon “Palm Beach Aladdin,” Pam Walker,  and Best Men's Design, Swami Scott Robertson.      
This year’s chance drawing prizes were generously donated by L. A Vinas Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, South Florida Science Center, National Croquet Center, and Lucien Capehart Photography.
The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. The Armory’s vision is to be the leading visual arts education and exhibition center of the Palm Beaches. Housed in an historic art deco building, the Armory provides art classes for students of all ages, exhibitions, art salons, lectures, and special events. Twenty exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Nearly 100 courses held in 12 state-of-the-art studios are offered including ceramics, digital arts, drawing, glass fusing, jewelry, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, and more. For more information, visit www.armoryart.org or call 561-832-1776 x33.

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