Kore the Queen Turns 25 In the Night Garden: Nov 11

In the Night Garden Party

Community celebration: 25 years of women, art & justice!

Kore Press / Queen of the Underworld

A Fundraiser with complementary Dinner, Drinks, Auction & Evening of Performances in the illuminated Night Garden

Sunday November 11, 2018

The Franklin House lawns at 402 N. Main 85701 (parking is on the street)

PLEASE purchase tickets by November 2 to secure your spot. Limited number of tickets available after that day and at the door.

Tickets $25 / $50 / $100

Underworlders / VIP tickets: $100 | 4-8pm: complimentary dinner and drinks, 25th anniversary glass + VIP special reception & auction preview from 4-5pm, with Samantha Bounkeua on violin; dinner, art & letters auction bidding, car raffle tickets, & evening of performances in the night garden.

Community Radicalists / General Admission: $50 | 5pm-8pm: complimentary dinner and drinks, art & letters auction bidding, & evening of performances in the night garden.

Students, artists & elders: $25 | 5-8pm: complementary dinner and drinks, art & letters auction bidding, & evening of performances in the night garden.

Table Host: $1000 | reserved table of 8 at the Underworlder ticket level, special gifts, VIP access, your name on the table and full page ad in interior of the program.

The Arts & Letters auction will compile art, book, printed matter, and gifts into 25 little themed library collections (based on Kore book titles, first lines of poems, project missions, and organizational ethos).

Cafe Botanica & Gallery of Food is providing a gorgeous fresh, local buffet. Kore’s 25th is a community celebration, and tables will be connected and shared, with additional seating in the cabaret area. 


Performances by:

Tracie Morris, NY sound artist

Ofelia Zepeda, Tohono O’odham poet

Mele Martinez, flamenco artist, with Logan Phillips on poetic accompaniment

Samantha Bounkeua on violin, VIP pre-reception

Mariachi Estrella, youth musicians

Sahar Mitchel, fire artist

Najima Rainey, soulful vocals


Thank you to Logan Phillips, who is helping with tech and sound. Thank you to all our donating artists, business supporters, ticket underwriters, and sponsors! It takes a village, and ours is growing. Here we are, so far:

Centra Realty, UA College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Cafe Botanica / Gallery of Food, The Franklin House, AZ List, UA College of Humanities, Baja Arizona Sup, Tim Schaffner & Anne Maley, Lo Cocina, Originate, The Loft Cinema, Jennifer Phillips CPA, Sam Ace, Lisa DiDonato Brousseau, Nancy & Jared Rifkin, Reproductions, Casa Libre, POG, Smith&Dale.

Big shout-out to our village of donating artists and art contributors:  Simon Donovan, Debra Gregerman, Cynthia Miller, Maria Lee, Valerie Galloway, Maja Franklin, Eva Harris, Desiree Rios, Rand Carlson, Jack McClain, Jade Beall, Leslie Cho Newman, Monica Ong, Nazy Farin, Sara Hubbs, Kimi Eisele, Liz Burden, Sharon Thwing, Joseph Scheer, Barbara Penn, Gavin Troy, Ellen McMahon, Vicki Brown, Charles Alexander, Etherton Gallery, Gwyneth Sally (donated by Eve Rifkin), Jude Clarke (donating a Buddhist Thangka).

Thank you to our host committee: Ann Dernier & Chris Smith / Angie Smith / Frances Sjoberg & Gail Browne / Aurelie Sheehan / Seth Schindler & Diane Dittemore / Bill Mackey & Dana Pitt / Stephanie Troutman / Monica Casper & Bill Simmons / Jennifer Nichols / Eve Rifkin / Sol Davis & Renee Angle / John Hudak


Help support the big event, send Kore an anniversary wish! Check out our sponsorship Information