Virtual Happy Hour: Florida Artists Celebration

Event Details

Event Date and Time

Tue, Nov 09, 2021
5:30 to 6:30 pm

Tickets and Reservations

Free. Registration required.



A four-legged, cow-like, rectangular creature stands on a green field, above the initials R.C.W. It has a black and white striped back, golden body, black tail, red humanoid face, black hooves, and udder. It is under a blue sky and the white words ‘piano playing cow I give better buttermilk.'
Join NMWA staff for a virtual happy hour to celebrate Florida artists with the Gadsden Art Center and Museum.

Event Description

Celebrate Florida artists with the Gadsden Art Center and Museum!

Join staff of the National Museum of Women in the Arts for a virtual happy hour to learn more about Florida artists in the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum and NMWA Permanent Collections. We will make a specialty cocktail in honor of the artists’ work, share artworks and stories, and take a deeper look at women artists in Florida: Beth Appleton, Marisa Tellería-DíezAlyne HarrisMildred Thompson, and Ruby C. Williams. 

Registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join.

Special Guest:

Andra ‘AJ’ Johnson will be teaching us how to make a specially created cocktail inspired by Judith Leyster. Johnson has been part of the DMV restaurant scene for years and currently serves as the Bar Director for the Serenata/Zumo cocktail bar in La Cosecha. She is a co-founder of DMV Black Restaurant Week and her forthcoming book, White Plates, Black Faces, tells the stories of people of color in the restaurant industry.

Featured Cocktail: Silver Springs

Get ready for the event by preparing to create the specialty cocktail inspired by Florida women artists.

Ingredients for Cocktail:

  • 1.5 oz white rum of your choice
  • 0.5 oz coconut rum of your choice
  • 1.5 oz blue Curaçao
  • 1.5 oz cinnamon simple syrup
  • 1 oz passionfruit nectar or juice
  • 0.5 oz orange juice
  • 0.25 oz lime
  • 1 whole orange
  • 1 whole grapefruit
  • 1 whole lemon
  • 1 strawberry
  • Ice

Tools: blender, paring knife, peeler, cutting board, drinking straw, garnish skewer (optional)

Glassware: highballl or collins glass

To make the cinnamon simple syrup: Put a 1:1 ratio of water and sugar steeped with cinnamon sticks on the stove on low-medium heat for 15-20 minutes. Do not let boil.

About Our Program Partner:
Gadsden Arts Center & Museum is an American Alliance of Museums Accredited Museum with state-of-the-art museum facilities. The Museum’s mission is to foster understanding and appreciation of the visual arts to improve the quality of life in Gadsden County and the region. Gadsden Arts hosts local to national scope visual art exhibitions and offers a broad range of educational programs for all ages.