Benefit Scholarship Dinner

Last weekend Pat and Jerry hosted two couples who had recently purchased an auction lot for the benefit of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. The lot they bid on was an Astronaut experience…the “experience” was a dinner prepared by Jerry and Pat and the auction winners were Steve Wirth and Jill D’Agostino and Jerry and Mary Matulka  from Pennsylvania and Texas who came to Manchester Center, Vermont for the occasion.  The amount donated purchased one of the twenty five scholarships the ASF gives every year to a deserving student.

Monsanto wine

Having just come from Italy, and still not down from the Tuscan clouds, the dinner the Carrs prepared was, of course, Italian. Influenced by their recent cooking lessons at the Coltibuono Cooking School, they offered a five course menu that consisted of chicken liver/truffle mousse; cold pici pasta with grilled trout and cucumber mint sauce; turkey Rollatini with Tuscan tomato/olive sauce; arugula, walnut and pecorino salad and fresh Peach and Fig Tart. Each course was accompanied by an Italian wine, two of which were gifts to the ASF by the Monsanto Winery in Poggibonsi, Tuscany.

Dinner table at the Carrs

It was a great evening, starting on the Carr’s patio and moving to their dining room and ending in the Equinox Village Library for dessert and liquers. Service was provided by Equinox Village. Earlier the Matulkas and Wirth/ D’Agostino were escorted on a tour of Hildene, the Lincoln home and Musick/Carr’s studio where they got a preview of Pat’s most recent work inspired by the words Astronauts and Cosmonauts use to describe their view of the earth from space. (see New Tomorrow on Pat’s website.)

Steve Wirth, Jerry Matulka and Jerry Carr in Carr office


About Pat Musick

For all of my life (since I was four), I have made art. Using my hands to create artwork is a privilege and a joy. If the art has a sense of peace...a zen feeling, then I have succeeded in my desire to make work that is harmonious and whole. In order to achieve that goal, the art must be experienced. This website will provide that encounter and introduces you to my sculpture, paintings and drawings that span a forty year period. You will be able to see from whence I came, the changes over time and where I am going today. There has been much growth. I began as a painter and transitioned to wall sculpture, then free standing works. Over the years, I have retained my interest in two dimensions by making works on paper. The art moved from expressionistic to abstract to conceptual and has undergone a steady reduction to simpler elements and media. The materials I use are stone, steel, wood, canvas and kozo paper and beeswax. Stone, wood, and beeswax reflect the natural world and steel, canvas and paper, the human. My artistic goal is to express the relationship between mankind and the environment and the tensions we exert upon each other. I search for resolution and reconciliation. I find it in the process of rebirth and renewal. From the natural world process of regeneration, I have learned that from adversity comes the chance for new beginnings. I make both large and small, indoor and outdoor sculpture and works on paper. My work is represented in the permanent collections of over fifty museums and public spaces in the country. I have MA and PhD degrees from Cornell University and I am the author of four books. I am represented by MK Fine Arts, Andover, New Hampshire, West Branch Gallery, Stowe, Vermont, Edgewater Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont and in the Fall, 2011 The Clark Gallery, Lincoln, Massachusetts.
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