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NASHVILLE, TENN.—(July 19, 2010)—The Frist Center for the Visual Arts celebrates The Golden Age of Couture with a special social event, Cocktails and Couture, Saturday, August 7, 6:00 p.m., in the Grand Lobby. Patrons are encouraged to dress in their favorite vintage attire for an evening of cocktails, canapés, a luxury silent auction and an opportunity to leisurely stroll through the beautiful The Golden Age of Couture exhibition on view in the Frist Center’s Ingram Gallery.

“We have been having such fun with the The Golden Age of Couture exhibition,” said Frist Center Associate Director of Development Autumn Parrott, “and have had quite a few people ask us to plan a fun social event for which they could ‘dress up.’ Cocktails and Couture is our response to that request. We have combined this idea with a fabulous silent auction to add to the evening’s fun!”


Reservations are required for this event and must be made by Wednesday, July 28. Tickets for Frist Center Members are $90.00 and admission for non-members is $125.00. Guests may purchase tickets by calling 615.744.3248. The ticket price includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, admission to the galleries, live music, a luxury silent auction and free parking. Guests will also receive a gift bag from Elan Hair and Elan Skin – Green Hills.

Silent Auction Items

Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the Frist Center. Silent auction items include:

• “Evening with Billy Reid”
Private fitting and collaboration with award-winning menswear designer Billy Reid to create a made-to-measure suit (value to $2,000). Also included is a cocktail party hosted by Jeanne and Billy Reid in Billy Reid’s Hill Center shop (including live music) for up to 20 friends.

• Southwest Airlines Tickets
Two round-trip tickets to anywhere Southwest Airlines flies.

• Elan Hair and Elan Skin of Green Hills
DOT therapy laser rejuvenation treatment, DOT Therapy (Dermal Optical Thermolysis), is a new and exciting treatment designed to reverse the appearance of aged or sun-damaged skin, smooth wrinkles and reduce the appearance of acne or other scars.

• “Girls Night Out” from Chanel at Dillard’s Green Hills
This item is a “pamper party” held in your home for you and your girlfriends. Chanel representatives will arrive with makeup samples and will be on hand for makeovers and to demonstrate the season’s newest colors and trends.

• Carl Mertens Bar Case, Designed by Carl Mertens Studio
The perfect gift for that suave, British super spy in your life! The Carl Mertens Bar Case encloses 14 items (ice tongs, spoon, jigger, 3-piece shaker, shaker with mixing glass, strainer, bottle opener, corkscrew, bottle cap, 2 liquid pourers, pestle, cutting board, and knife) in a locking aluminum briefcase that includes compartments for your business cards, cell phone, files, and other work necessities. There is no more stylish way to make sure you are ready for both work and play!

Event Sponsor

Elan Hair and Elan Skin – Green Hills is the event sponsor for Cocktails and Couture.

About the Frist Center
Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, located at 919 Broadway in downtown Nashville, Tenn., is an art exhibition center dedicated to presenting the finest visual art from local, regional, U.S. and international sources in a program of changing exhibitions. The Frist Center’s Martin ArtQuest Gallery features interactive stations relating to Frist Center exhibitions. Gallery admission to the Frist Center is free for visitors 18 and younger and to Frist Center members. Frist Center admission is $10.00 for adults and $7.00 for seniors, military and college students with ID. College students are admitted free Thursday and Friday evenings 5–9 p.m. (with the exception of 2010 Frist Fridays). Discounts are offered for groups of 10 or more with advance reservation by calling (615) 744-3247.The Frist Center is open seven days a week: Mondays through Wednesdays, and Saturdays, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.–9 p.m. and Sundays, 1–5:30 p.m., with the Frist Center Café opening at noon. Additional information is available by calling (615) 244-3340 or by visiting our Web site at

Please consider supporting the Frist Art Museum with a donation. Your gift is essential to our mission of serving the community through the arts and art access in particular. We truly appreciate your generosity.