THE BIG DINNER: A FOREST FEAST
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2019

The Big Dinner is an annual fundraiser to support Laumeier Sculpture Park’s exhibition, education and outreach programs.

Join us for a seated harvest dinner, live entertainment and an unforgettable evening under the stars. 

This year’s event is inspired by the work of artist Sam Falls, on view in the Aronson Fine Arts Center’s Whitaker Gallery and in the woodlands from August 24 until December 22. Working with Laumeier’s master gardener to grow a customized garden, Falls is incorporating the resulting flora on two monumental sculptures made of I-beams and brightly glazed tiles. Falls is also creating two large-scale paintings documenting the Park’s forest floor, using his distinctive painting technique blending dried pigments, dew drops, rain and mist.

6:00 p.m. / Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres, Viewing of Sam Falls Indoor & Outdoor Exhibitions
7:30 p.m. / Seated Family-Style Dinner on the Way Field
8:30 p.m. / Live Auction & Paddle Raise
9:00 p.m. / Dessert

Suggested Attire: Forest & nature-themed, with shoes suitable for the outdoors.


Honorary Chairs

Megan & Brian Clinton
Jessica & Andy Millner
Greg Lukeman & Justin Scarbrough


EVENT CO-CHAIRS

Susan Barrett & Chris Poehler

Kerrin* & David Kowach

Marian Nunn & Tom Wendel

*Member of Laumeier Board of Directors


LEADING SPONSORS

 
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Nancy and Ken Kranzberg

 

supporting SPONSORS

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Ferring Family Foundation

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Mary Ann & Andy Srenco

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Media Sponsor

 
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Table Sponsor

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In-Kind Sponsors

 
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HOST COMMITTEE

Joan Abrahamson & Jonathan* Aronson
James* Aronson
Cheree Berry
Marion & Van Black
Beth Chapman & Mark Cooper
Kellie & David* Cramer
Ellen* & Durb Curlee
Laura & Brent Davidson
Pamela Dern
Laura & Bob Deutsch
Jiamin & Michael Dierberg
Tara & Scott* Evans
Alison* & John Ferring
Susan & Bill* Fiala
Barb & Ray Flunker
Joel Fuoss
Barbara Gervais
Jan & Ronald Greenberg
Cillah Hall & Donald Broughton
Matt* Harvey
Cheri Hoffman
Cynthia & Ven Houts
Ranu & Steve* Hubbard
Kara & David Kelpe
Nancy* & Ken* Kranzberg
Helen* Lee & Peter Tao
Stephanie Mannis

Margaret McDonald
Meridith McKinley & Jeffrey Winzerling
Jon Mendelson
John Moore
Scott Moore
Bridget & John Nations
Patricia Olynyk
Joni Ott & Tom* Byrne
Angela Rhone
Stephanie Riven & Roger Goldman
Jamie & Jeff* Ryan
Patricia & David* Schlafly
Carol & Pat Schuchard
Gina & Travis* Sheridan
Mary Ann* & Andy Srenco
Marilyn & Ken Steinback
Kellie & Andy Trivers
Elizabeth & Tim* Trotter
Susan* & Henry Warshaw
Phoebe Dent Weil
Roseann Weiss & Harper Barnes
Susan & Rob Werremeyer
Stacy Engles Wipfler
Sherry & Gary* Wolff
Patricia* & Martin Zahn

As of August 1, 2019
*Laumeier Board Member