Free Pony Rides Artoconecto Fundraiser 2/20/09



Friday, February 20, 2009
Time: 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: Carol Jazzar gallery
158 NW 91st St Miami, FL

Artoconecto, the dynamic Miami arts organization, announces its second annual ‘fun’ raiser, ‘FREE PONY RIDES!’, to be held on Friday, February 20, 2009, from 5-11PM, at Carol Jazzar’s Contemporary Art Gallery. There will be live music, food, drinks, art, and, of course, FREE PONY RIDES! Suggested donation is $10 for adults, KIDS FREE (with their parents). There will also be a glamorous yet affordable raffle for donated artwork from artists such as:
Robert F. Merton
Maite Josune
Luis Valle
Sara Stites
Bernardo Reitich
Jose Luis Jimenez
Adrienne Langford
David Rohn
Eurydice Kamvis
Henry Jose Lacruz,
and others (we are gratefully accepting donated artwork from local artists);

also, luxury items such as:
Epic Hotel ( free luxury stay, two days one night)

Casa Toscana (Italian cooking lessons)

Michael’s Genuine ($100 gift certificates)

red light ($50 gift certificate) 7700 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, Fl, 33138 Tel: 305-757-7773

North One10 (dinner for two gift certificate)

Royal Bavarian Schnitzel Haus

Belabumbum Lingerie (luxury lingerie packs)

Funktional Interiors (one day redesign of a child’s space)

Mary Kay (beauty products)

O2 Spa (health products)

Orinoco Coffee (coffee products)

Mise en Place Catering (Gourmet Gift Basket) personal chefs: Chef Adri and Chef Rachel, 786-423-1491

Mark Springle (Astrological Reading)

Mount Gay Rum (Bottle and Shirt)
and others.

Raffle tickets at $10, 3 for $20

Proceeds will help Artoconecto continue its mission of recognizing and promoting new and emerging artists, as well as to help jump-start Artoconecto’s new after-school arts programs for kids.

Due to recent budget cuts, the arts may no longer be a part of our children’s education in the state of Florida. At Artoconecto, we intend to step in and help fill the void, by offering students of all ages the opportunity to experience the arts outside of their schools. We are launching a program to take children on tours of artists’ and musicians’ studios in the Design District, Wynwood, Little Haiti, Little Havana, and other artist enclaves; as well as art galleries and music venues. We will be working with artists and musicians across the spectrum, and the children will get to experience art in its most inspiring forms. So please join us for a great evening of fun and entertainment for children and adults alike, while contributing to the future of the arts here in Miami. And FREE PONY RIDES!

Artoconecto is dedicated to its mission of building networks within the local arts community through its flagship nationally-juried show, ‘A-B(o)MB’ (Art Basel of Miami Beach), and through partnerships with local arts organizations like Bakehouse Art Complex, and, most recently, The Borscht Film Festival. Our mission includes hosting a series of events showcasing visual arts, theater, film, dance, and performance; which serve as an incentive tool for artists to submit their work for viewing by a mass audience. Each show is created in an eclectic atmosphere of absolute festivity, to celebrate the artists’ works without the confining structure, and often conservative culture, of many art galleries.

The Carol Jazzar Gallery is like no other. She has transformed her house, loft/garage, and expansive backyard (including swimming pool!) into a serene arts environment, while showcasing some of the best artists Miami has to offer, such as Jen Stark, Gismo Girls, and Guerra de la Paz-whose show, ‘Otherworld’, will be on display at the gallery through March. The gallery is located at 158 NW 91st St, Miami, FL.

For more information, or to donate items to be raffled, please call Artoconecto at 786.246.2052 or 786-246-2047. PARKING AVAILABLE

Alexandra Rangel-Brody Executive Director
Danny Brody-Media Relations
{Artoconecto is a federally recognized 501(c)3 arts non-profit. All donations are tax-deductible}