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Nehrling Gardens holding art, wine fundraiser

The event will feature flora and fauna, drinks and light bites, and artwork galore.
by: Amy Quesinberry Community Editor

Nehrling Gardens is holding its Owl Prowl Art & Wine Wander Saturday, Oct. 23, and it will give folks a chance to enjoy the outdoors and purchase a variety of art from local artists.

The afternoon and early evening include a welcome drink at check-in, a beer station paired with pretzel bites at the main house, white wine paired with a cured meat-and-cheese selection by Bachhaus German Bakery, red wine paired with a tasty treat from Yellow Dog Eats in Gotha, fresh fruit-infused water, Tropical Moscato, and a selection of desserts from Publix bakery.

Guests can enjoy music by the Mountain Brew Duo and Abstract in the Sky steel drums as they wander through the gardens as local artists paint.

Four owl ambassadors will be on display by the Avian Reconditioning Center, and information on these winged creatures will be available.

“Our wonderful resident owls at Nehrling Gardens inspired this event last year, and it was embraced by all our artists and guests,” said Angela Withers, president of the Henry Nehrling Society Inc. “It's a perfect way to celebrate the fall — nature, music, art, wine, friends and, of course, our visiting owls from the Avian Reconditioning Center.”

Items for bid will be on display in the art auction and silent auction portions of the event. They are organized and curated by Gaby West with theartofescapes. The auction will feature paintings, ceramics and other creations by artists such as Terry Mamounas, Tricia Newton, Daniel Longman, Stephen Withers, Steve Gordon, Mike Malloy and Lynne Polley.

“There will be a wonderful selection of original art, including pieces painted in the gardens, and a number of outstanding artists painting during the event,” Withers said.

All proceeds from the event go to the rehabilitation of the historic gardens and home to be enjoyed by the community.

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Amy Quesinberry is the community editor of the West Orange Times & Observer and the Windermere Observer. She was born and raised in Winter Garden, grew up reading the community newspaper and has been employed there as a writer, photographer and editor since 1990....

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