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Eziba Donates Moroccan Screen for Clark Party, Raffle

For Immediate Release

February 06, 2003

Those attending the Clark Art Institute's opening party for Renoir and Algeria on February 15 will have the chance to take home a bit of the décor thanks to North Adams based retailer Eziba. Eziba has donated a filigreed metal screen, made in Morocco, for the party. The six-by-four-foot screen will be raffled at the party and shipped to the winner. Proceeds from the raffle will go to the Clark's bus subsidy program, which provides free transportation to any school group who can travel to and from the Institute in a day.

The raffle is just one of the many activities offered at "A Postcard from Algiers," which begins at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 15. Middle Eastern music, belly dancing performances, and henna tattoos are also planned. Tickets are $40 ($30 for members) and includes Mediterranean hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and a complimentary wine bar. For more information or to reserve, call 413-458-2303, extension 324.

Eziba is a premier retailer of authentic handcrafted items created by artisans around the world, including home furnishings, accessories, and apparel, available from its website and catalogue and at stores in North Adams, Boston, and New York City.

Renoir and Algeria, the first exhibition, devoted to the Impressionist artist's Algerian subjects, is on view February 16 through May 11. The show will feature studio paintings done in Paris as well as landscapes, portraits, and images of life in Algeria inspired by Renoir's trips in 1881 and 1882. Admission is free throughout the exhibition.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.  The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Gallery admission is free through May. For more information call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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