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The Joan Horgan Memorial Fund was established to ensure that every child or adult who wishes to attend art or music classes at MAC will have the opportunity to do so regardless of their ability to pay tuition fees. As an art teacher, Joan understood the importance of providing every individual the opportunity to express themselves and develop their creativity.

Proceeds from Joan’s Tea Party will provide scholarships funds to support students of all ages who wish to attend art and music classes at the Monroe Arts Center.

Guests who attend Joan’s Tea Party will experience array of delicious savory and sweet afternoon tea delicacies as Beth Kille discusses her inspiring career as a musician.

The Menu for Joan’s Tea Party

Chef Shelley Rubitsky will present an array of delightful culinary experience for guests consisting of;

  • Cream Scones
  • Mini White Chocolate & Raspberry Cheesecakes
  • Mini Apple – Caramel Layer Cakes
  • Chocolate Ganache Thumbprint Cookies with Sea Salt
  • Finger Sandwiches (Smoked Salmon Rillettes, Cucumber & Cream Cheese, Turkey & Smoked Gouda)
  • Roasted Squash & Quinoa Salad with Sherry Vinaigrette
  • Mini Corn Cakes with Romesco Sauce and Marinated Shrimp
  • Deviled Eggs & Ham

Chef  Shelley Rubitsky is a Wisconsin Girl who has worked and traveled around the world.  Her flavors are global, but with a Midwestern heart.  Shelley prefers to use local and organic ingredients whenever possible.  Her food is lively in freshness and flavor, thoughtful in its detail, and careful in its crafting.  You’re getting a chef who will the food for your event as if she were making it for her own party.

The Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker, Beth Kille is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Madison, WI who has been performing her original Americana-rock music and released 14 albums since her career began in 2000. In addition to performing with the Beth Kille Band, she is also a member of the trio Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets and the band Kerosene Kites. When not performing, Beth serves as the Music Director / songwriting instructor for Girls & Ladies Rock Camp Madison, the co-founder/producer of Flannel Fest, and the producer/engineer of her home studio.

Beth has said that her  mission in life is to inspire all to embrace their creativity and build community through music. Beth is a passionate and engaging performer and she is also a mom!

Event Tickets

$75 per person

$520 per 8 person table

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