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Burbank Cultural Arts Commission invites you to Virtually Burbank: Vino and van Gogh

Burbank, CA (June 9, 2022) - The Burbank Cultural Arts Commission is pleased to present “Virtually Burbank: Vino and van Gogh” on Thursday, June 16 at 7:30 PM. The virtual event will be streamed on the Burbank Arts Facebook and Instagram pages. The event will feature two of life’s great pleasures – art and wine!  Join Cultural Arts Commissioner and Art Historian Katherine Zoraster and local business Urban Press Winery’s winemaker Francois Cordesse as they take us through the many flavors of art and wine – all from the comfort of your home!


  • Katherine Zoraster is an Art Historian, teacher, and Art Muse guide. Pairing art with wine, this discussion about Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh will focus on his time spent in Arles, near the Southern winemaking region. This was the most productive time of van Gogh’s career and where he developed his distinctive style of bright, complementary colors and vivid, impasto brushwork. 

  • Francois Cordesse is a formally trained master winemaker with almost 30 years of experience working hands-on in France, Australia, and California. He holds a master’s degree in Enology and Viticulture from the University of Montpellier, France. Upon graduation, he began working as a winemaker for Domaine Saint Hilaire in Beziers, France, and won multiple awards  for his wine. In 1996, he was recruited by a California winery in the Sierra Nevada foothills. He has stayed in California and has been a lead winemaker in Ione, CA, Santa Rosa, CA and the Sonoma County regions. 

  • About Virtually Burbank
    In 2020, the Commission entered the virtual landscape with the Virtually Burbank series. Thanks to the participation of Burbank’s creative community, these events connected artists and the community-at-large as we all navigated a complicated year together.  Last year, with the world opening up a little more, the Commission returned for a new season of Virtually Burbank events, spotlighting the creative work happening around town.

WHAT: Virtually Burbank: Vino and van Gogh
WHEN: Thursday, June 16 at 7:30 PM
WHERE: Virtual Event - Streamed online at Burbank Arts Facebook and Instagram pages: or


More information at:






Wine Tasting Kits can be purchased for $45 and picked up prior to the event at:

Urban Press Winery, 316 N San Fernando Blvd, Burbank, CA

*Must be 21 to purchase.


Everyone is welcome to Join on Facebook or Instagram. No wine tasting kit purchase is required to participate.  Participants who purchase the wine tasting kit can also join us in the Zoom Room discussion.  Zoom ID will be sent to everyone who purchases the kit from Urban Press Winery.



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About Burbank

Burbank is a diverse community of 106,800 residents. Billed as the “Media Capital of the World”, numerous media and entertainment companies are headquartered in Burbank including Warner Bros. Entertainment, The Walt Disney Company, Nickelodeon Animation Studios, Netflix Animation, and Cartoon Network Studios. With the Hollywood Burbank Airport located within the City, Burbank is a go-to destination for business and tourism. Additionally, Burbank is known for its walkable and safe neighborhoods, well-run school district, and “small town” charm.

Published on: June 09, 2022
07:48 AM