Gallery opened its doors for Art MACtown Fundraiser By Betty Alvarez

In collaboration with International Artist George Rodez, MACtown will be hosting an evening of art to benefit some of South Florida’s most vulnerable citizens . . . The Developmentally and Intellectually Disabled.

The evening featured many great silent auction items, with trip packages, spa treatments, great restaurants, and of course creative works of art by George Rodez and MACtown’s very own clients. Guests enjoyed a visual treat, silent/live auction, hors d’oeuvres sponsored by local restaurants in the Coconut Grove area, free cocktails and an opportunity to meet and interact with some of our unique artists.

George Rodez, a local artist who has supported MACtown for years developed the concept for Art MACtown. George has worked tirelessly in the past to support the developmentally and intellectually disabled community. He is continually looking for and providing avenues that establish a culture of generosity. As a gallery owner in Coconut Grove, he has generously opened his gallery for this special night and will also be exhibiting the artwork in his gallery all during the month of August 2011.

One truly amazing aspect of the evening was the Wall of Images, a one of a kind display of over 110 individual 10″ x 10″ canvases created by the people MAC Town serve.

All proceeds from the event benefited an extremely worthy cause and help in efforts to further the independence and enrich the lives of the people we serve.

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Photographs by Betty Alvarez copyright 2011

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