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Alexandria Museum of Art Presents Spectrum 2006

Released: 11/15/2006

On Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m., the Alexandria Museum of Art opens its doors once again for a night of art, music, and food for its annual Spectrum fundraiser.

Now associated with the LSU Alexandria Foundation, the AMoA remains an accredited museum in downtown Alexandria as well as gives LSUA an educational presence in downtown Alexandria.

Spectrum 2006 gives the public the opportunity not only to learn about the new opportunities associated with LSUA Foundation’s acquisition of the museum but also to invest in the development of downtown Alexandria and the Alexandria Museum of Art, said Dr. Thomas Armstrong, vice chancellor for academic and student affairs at LSUA.

Fitting with the theme of the evening, “Cirque du Musée,” live entertainment will be provided by The Nouveau String Band with Marcie Lacouture of Breaux Bridge, jazz clarinetist Ray Bloch, acoustical guitarist John Ryland, pianist Ellene Owens, and a string quartet from the Rapides Symphony Orchestra.

The Diamond Grill will provide cuisine for the evening. A cash bar will also be available. Black tie is optional.

The cost is $100 per person. All proceeds of this annual fundraiser go to the support of museum operations.

At Spectrum 2006, portions of the new permanent collection will be introduced. The value of this new collection is more than $1.9 million and is made up of more than 200 pieces. The collection, which was cultivated by AMoA Executive Director Richard Gwartney, features 20th century art in a number of different media.

Included in the silent and live auctions will be artistic works by local artists, artistic works that will be created on the spot that evening, the services of entertainers, traditional gift baskets, weekend getaways, and more.

For reservations by phone, call 443-3458. For reservations by fax, send to 443-0545. For more information, contact Billy Outlaw at 443-3458.