Tonic co-owners Katherine Hogan and Vinny Petrarca

Continuing the design/build firm’s involvement with North Carolina’s art museum.
October 11, 2012 (Raleigh, NC) — Tonic Design + Tonic Construction, a design/build firm in Raleigh, is sponsoring the North Carolina Museum of Art’s (NCMA) “Art Purchase Party,” an event that allows the NCMA Contemporaries to select a work of art that the Museum will purchase. The Party will be held on Saturday, October 13.
Tonic is co-owned by Vinny Petrarca and Katherine Hogan. Hogan is a member of the NCMA Contemporaries’ board of directors. The Contemporaries group is composed of young Triangle-area professionals who promote the Museum and help increase membership by sponsoring social and educational fundraising events.
The NCMA Contemporaries worked with an NCMA curator to narrow down a list of nine artists and 27 different works of art to two finalists: Chris Jordan and Hank Willis Thomas. Both are young photographers who, according to the Museum, “highlight areas of the public consciousness in very different ways.
Tonic Design + Tonic Construction has also been involved with the NCMA in another way: The firm designed and built the Museum’s award-winning Sculpture Park Pavilion, which the partners call “Art as Shelter.”
The Art Purchase Party is open to the general public, but only NCMA Contemporaries members can vote. For more information on the NCMZ Contemporaries and the Purchase Party, visit
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