Ruben Millares at Margulies Collection to benefit Lotus House Women 10/22/10

This Friday, October 22 there is a very special fundraiser called HEART HAPPENING to benefit the Lotus House Women’s Shelter. The happening is at the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse located at 591 NW 27th Street, Miami 33127 and will take place from 8:30 to 11pm . The event features 20 performance artists from around the country and they have invited me for the second time to participate. I have created a rumba drum circle inside of a steel rib cage sculpture featuring Afro-Cuban rhythms. I have also donated a piece that will be auctioned off the night of the event.

Performance Artists: Gema Alava . Baby B Strings . Natasha Duwin . David Ellis . Ben Fain and Frank Van Duerm . Steve Johnson . Trajal Harrell . Helado Negro – Roberto Lange . Ruben Millares . The Minsky Sisters . Miami Poetry Collective . Primary Flight . Marina Rosenfeld . Jason Schmidt . Lee Walton . TM Sisters . Agustina Woodgate . Antonia Wright . Wet Heat Project . Jen Zakrzewski

There will be food from some wonderful Miami chefs, open bar and of course an amazing art collection spanning the 40,000 square foot warehouse.

You can purchase tickets by calling 305-365-2478 or online at

Chef’s Tastings from Miami’s Finest: Buena Vista Deli, Cafeina Wynwood Lounge, Café Bustelo, Delhi Daal, Hearts of Palm, Jimmy’z Kitchen, Latin Café on the Beach, Lido at The Standard Hotel, Lost & Found Saloon, Mama Jo’s Chicken, Mercadito, New Urban Farms, Sakaya Kitchen, Sra Martinez, StevieCakes, The Cuisine Marines, Yuga

Heart Happening 2010 Sponsors: Audre Carlin, David Zwirner Gallery LLC, Art Miami LLC, Irma and Norman Braman, Podhurst Orseck P.A., Evelyn and Bruce Greer, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., Pat and Larry Stewart, Sol Taplin Charitable Foundation, Richard B. Bermont, Bilzin Sumber Baena Price & Axelrod, Diane Walder M.D., Angela W. Whitman, Carol and Vincent Damian/Alice Davis Trust, J.J. Segal Foundation, Debi and Jeff Wechsler, Miami Dolphins Foundation, Evelyn Aimis/Pinki and Allan Wesler, The Shops at Midtown Miami , The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Carlos A. Gimenez, Miami-Dade County Commissioner, Brenda and Jerry Bengis, Melie Viera, William J. and Tina Rosenberg Foundation In-Kind Sponsors: Sotheby’s New York, Morgan’s Restaurant, DoubleTree Grand Hotel, MBI Complete Custom Fine Art Services, Kreps DeMaria Inc., Ilona Agency, Margulies Warehouse, KM Art Advisory, Martin Z. and Constance Collins Margulies, Giselle DeVera , MOCA North Miami, Lombardi, Properties, Carmel Ophir – The Vagabond, NQ Advertising Specialties, Inc.

ALL proceeds benefit the Lotus House Women’s Shelter!