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Springfield Museums to Present Evening of Wine and Chocolate

SPRINGFIELD — On Thursday, Feb. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m., the Springfield Museums will present its next Culture & Cocktails event of the season, “Indulgence: An Evening of Wine and Chocolate.” The event will take place at the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, and is sponsored by FieldEddy Inc.

The event has become an annual favorite because the admission includes the chance to taste a variety of wines and enjoy chocolate samples. As an added treat, artist Gloria Garfinkel will be on hand to discuss her exhibit, Origami Interpretations, which is currently on display at the GWV Smith Museum. The exhibit has received positive reviews from the Hartford Courant and the Huffington Post. The Ross Novgrad Jazz Trio will also provide live jazz for the event.

Catering at all eight Culture & Cocktails events this year is by Log Rolling Catering, with hors d’ouevres and other treats at chef-attended stations included with admission. There will also be a cash bar and additional food options available for purchase from the deluxe Log Rolling Food Truck.

Tickets cost $15 for non-members and $5 for members. Due to the popularity of the event in the past, purchasing advance tickets is strongly encouraged. Tickets may be purchased at the Welcome Center or visiting www.springfieldmuseums.org and clicking on the February Culture & Cocktails listing under “Featured Events.” All attendees must be at least 21 years old.

Culture & Cocktails are monthly after-5 events held at one of the four museums on the Quadrangle campus. Each month’s theme is inspired by the Springfield Museums’ extensive collections, special exhibits, and holiday celebrations. The series continues with “Above The Fold: New Expressions in Origami” at the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts on Thursday, March 5. More event information is available at springfieldmuseums.org and facebook.com/culturecocktails.