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MSU Friends of Theatre to host garden party/open house fundraiser August 16

News August 07, 2016 Encore Staff

EAST LANSING—MSU Friends of Theatre will host a garden party/open house at the home of glass artist Craig Mitchell Smith on Tuesday, August 16, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Guests will enjoy light appetizers and drinks as they stroll through Craig’s lovely home and garden and view his world-famous art glass pieces.

The event will kick off the MSU Friends of Theatre endowment effort to raise $100,000 to permanently endow opportunities for student scholarships, guests artists, production initiatives and Summer Circle Theatre artist fellowships.

Cost for the event is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Online registration is open at theatre.msu.edu or telephone reservations are accepted at (517) 355-6690. The event will be held at 1908 Briarwood Drive in Lansing, Michigan and doors will open at 5 p.m.

Craig Mitchell Smith was raised in Lansing, Michigan and has had a lifelong relationship with nature. Starting his career in scene design, he later ventured into other fields of design, including interior, floral and wedding design. He has appeared on HGTV and exhibited in numerous gardens in Michigan along with Disney Epcot, Norfolk Botanical Gardens, Dow Gardens, the Chicago Garden Show, Orlando International Airport and more. His design studio is in Lansing’s Old Town.

Friends of Theatre is a volunteer organization of university and community volunteers who support the initiatives and students of Michigan State University’s Department of Theatre. For more information about Friends of Theatre visit theatre.msu.edu and click on the “Friends/Donors” tab.

Photo: a glass work by Craig Mitchell Smith

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