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Dinner with Johanneshof Reinisch and Antica Terra Vineyards.

Pre- IPNC Dinner with the winemakers
from Johanneshof Reinisch and Antica Terra Vineyards.
6 course meal $120.
7 pm.

Come join us for a pre-IPNC dinner at Luce on July 22. Once a year, The International Pinot Noir Celebration brings winemakers and wine-enthusiasts from all over the world to the Willamette Valley. It’s an opportunity to eat, drink, gather and learn about wine. In this spirit, and as a way to get in the swing of things before the event, Maggie Harrison of Antica Terra and John Taboda from Navarre are hosting a pre-IPNC dinner with Hannes Reinisch from the Thermenregion in Austria (Just south of Vienna).

The dinner is being held at John and Giovanna's new event space Luce, where he will prepare a six course meal to accompany the wines. Maggie will be pouring the Antica Terra and Botanica Pinot Noirs from the 2008 vintage, while Weingut Johanneshof Reinisch will offer wines from three of the varietals grown on their Thermenregion estate: Rotgipfler, St. Laurent, and Pinot Noir.

The event will be a fantastic opportunity to meet the two winemakers, taste lovely Pinot Noir from dramatically different regions, and experience the unusual grape varietals of the Thermenregion.

*reservations required.
{please email and you will receive an email confirmation.}

Clear Light. Dinner with Ashley Helvey & Valet.


Installation by ASHLEY HELVEY

proprietary menu by LUCE

sound by VALET

07│23│2010 8pm

Clear light is a state of mind which becomes fully manifest only as a consequence of certain sequences or stages of dissolution, where the mind becomes devoid of certain types of obscurations, which are again metaphorically described in terms of sun-like, moonlike and darkness -Dali Llama

Ashley Helvey has collaborated with LUCE, design studio IACOLI AND MCALLISTER, and musician Honey Owens of VALET to create an installation and experience based on the Buddhist concept of the Clear Light Mind. Following the opening she will teach a felting workshop at Luce where you can learn the basic techniques used to transform raw wool into a felt textile. Read more on the UNA site.

5 course vegetarian dinner $45

wines to compliment $25

*gratuity not included

{Please email events.luce@gmail to attend, you will receive an email to confirm.}

Ashley Helvey is a felt artist whose work has been exhibited in galleries nationally and in Europe. She contributed to the Cooper Hewitt International Design Museum's Fashioning Felt exhibit and worked with the cooperative Le Famn Veret in Haiti, to develop a line of felted objects to provide jobs for local women. Helvey teaches workshops at institutions, museums, and galleries and continues to collaborate with artist and designers on felted installations and performance pieces....

Honey Owens has been an important figure in the Portland experimental music scene for more than 10 years and has collaborated with an array of both obscure and well-known music projects including World, Nudge, Dark Yoga, Jackie-O Motherfucker and currently The Miracles Club. For the past couple years, Valet has turned into a collaboration with visual artist Ashby Collinson and the new project is now called 'Valley' -this will be their first show as the new entity.