Tonic Design + Tonic Construction Sponsors NC Museum of Art's Art Purchase Party
Continuing the firm’s involvement with North Carolina’s art museum.
October 11, 2012 (Raleigh, NC) -- Tonic Design + Tonic Construction, an architectural design/build firm in Raleigh, is sponsoring the North Carolina Museum of Art’s (NCMA) “Art Purchase Party,” an event that allows the NCMA Contemporaries to select a work of art that the Museum will purchase. The Party will be held on Saturday, October 13.
Tonic is co-owned by Vinny Petrarca and Katherine Hogan. Hogan is a member of the NCMA Contemporaries’ board of directors. The Contemporaries group is composed of young Triangle-area professionals who promote the Museum and help increase membership by sponsoring social and educational fundraising events.
The NCMA Contemporaries worked with an NCMA curator to narrow down a list of nine artists and 27 different works of art to two finalists: Chris Jordan and Hank Willis Thomas. Both are young photographers who, according to the Museum, “highlight areas of the public consciousness in very different ways.”
Tonic Design + Tonic Construction has also been involved with the NCMA in another way: The firm designed and built the Museum’s award-winning Sculpture Park Pavilion, which the partners call “Art as Shelter.”
The Art Purchase Party is open to the general public, but only NCMA Contemporaries members can vote. For more information on the NCMZ Contemporaries and the Purchase Party, visit contemporaries.org.
For more information on Tonic Design + Tonic Construction visit www.tonic-design.com.
About Tonic Design + Tonic Construction:
As two separate but interacting companies, Tonic Design and Tonic Construction work toward executing sensitive modern design solutions that make a difference in their clients’ lives and contribute to the architectural fabric of their buildings’ communities. Owned and operated by Vinny Petrarca and Katherine Hogan, Tonic has the flexibility to take on the role of architect or general contractor, or to collaborate together as an award-winning design-build firm. The firm’s projects have been featured in many national publications, including Architectural Record, Residential Architect, Dwell, Custom Homes, Inform magazine, and Metal Architecture. For more information visit www.tonic-design.com.