Sunday, July 26, 2009

Globe In A Glass

"Photographs Copyright Stuart Pearl 2009"

Globe In A Glass is one of the annual WVIZ/PBS fundraisers held in Cleveland's IdeaCenter. This year's event was attended by about 400 guests on July 18.

Attendees were able to sample a hundreds of wines from around the world, a seafood bar provided by McCormick & Schmick's, as well as a variety of creative desserts from a pastry buffet.

"Chefs and Manager from the Beachwood McCormick & Schmick's"

Floral arrangements provided by Flowerville of University Heights.

Normally the WVIZ Smith studio is used for broadcast and programming functions. For the Saturday event it had been converted into a reception buffet and coffee bar.

A pastry bar was set up in the Gund Dance Studio.

You can see a short video clip of the event by going to this WVIZ link and clicking on the image.

Producer Jane Temple and Vidographer Milan Jovanovic

President/CEO Jerry Wareham, Special Events Mgr Ella Fong McCormick & Schmick's Mgr.

A silent auction was held at the fundraiser with jewelry, wine, glassware and a variety of products donated by local vendors.

While photographing the event I met a number of people from around the United States as well travellers from Europe. Events like this provide a nice addition to the variety of activities that can now be found in Cleveland's Playhouse Square district.

If you didn't have a chance to attend Globe In a Glass, you may want to consider coming to the World Series of Wine which will be held November 5-7, 2009. Check the WVIZ website for further details.

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