February 14 A Valentine's Evening Fit for the Gods!
Program begins at 6:00 PM

Join us for a special Valentine's event celebrating the beauty and wonder of the classical world--the perfect evening for every romantic!

Greek and Roman myths are ripe with stories of love and amorous adventure. The romantic liaisons and exploits of such celebrated couples as Eros and Psyche, Zeus and Ganymede, and, of course, Poseidon and his blue-eyed consort, Amphitrite, offer mortals surprising insight into human temperaments and emotion.

Beginning at 6 pm in Joslyn’s beautiful Storz Fountain Court, enjoy cocktails, tasty hors d’oeuvres, and a selection of ethereal love songs performed by harpist Kim Meyers. Guest will also have the opportunity to create their own small votive object in keeping with the spirit of the show.

At 7 pm, Joslyn's Curator of Antiquities, Erin Averett, Ph.D. from Creighton University will lead a gallery discussion in
the special exhibition Poseidon and the Sea: Myth, Cult and Daily Life.

Tickets are $35 for members; $45 for the general public (price includes special exhibition admission, appetizers, and one free drink ticket; cash bar after the first drink). Tickets are non-refundable. For more information or to make a reservation contact Director of Adult Programs (402) 661-3862 or e-mail sseverson@joslyn.org.
Advance registration is required. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

What's on the menu?
Appetizers include crostini with feta cheese & kalamata olives, spanakopita, stuffed mushroom caps with crab meat, almond chicken, arrangement of fresh fruit, whole imported cheese tray with crackers & lahvosh, fresh vegetable tray with dip, variety of miniature desserts.

HARPIST KIM MEYER is an accomplished musician who has been playing for twenty-seven years. She began her musical training at the age 4 with piano lessons, and at the age of 8 started violin lessons. She began taking harp lessons at the age of 12 in Sioux Falls, SD under the instruction of Anna Vorhes. She later moved to Minneapolis, MN to study with Frances Miller (retired) at the University of Minnesota. Lastly, she moved to Des Moines, Iowa to attend Drake University under the instruction of Mary Watts Foss, Principal Harpist of the Des Moines Symphony. She received her BA in Harp Performance.

Top Image: Mosaic: Three fishermen (two with net, one in boat); Man and woman sacrificing at seaside altar before villa; Roman, Imperial, said to be from Ostia, 3rd or 4th century AD. Multi-colored stone and glass tesserae, in terracotta frame. Private Collection