A4AC Celebrates International Women's Day - March 8th, 2013
While a high percentage of participants in all arts disciplines are women, the majority of leadership roles are still monopolized by men. This commemorative project points to the often forgotten contributions of some of the most talented and influential female artists of all time, and features a special performance by award-winning pianist, Alina Kiryayeva.
Martin County's 26th anniversary ArtsFest, held on March 23rd through the 24th in beautiful downtown Stuart, featured live performances by several Artists for a Cause registered artists.
Among this year's participants were acoustic duos Joette's Strings and Acoustic Soul, musical theater company Curtain Call Productions, The Amazing Chiaverini, Treasure Coast Community Singers, and classical guitarrist Jan Wissmuller. Florida Arts and Dance, and students from Bach's Childrens School and the A4AC Club at Southfork High School were also featured at the event.
Pasta-Making Fundraiser - April 9th, 2013
Artists for a Cause held a fundraiser last April 9th at the Port St. Lucie West Tutto Fresco restaurant location. At the event, guests participated in an exclusive workshop in pasta-making and in a history of pasta lecture presented by Executive Chef Pascale Lamarra and Chef de Cuisine Peter Perry. The Chefs' tasting included several Italian specialty dishes inspired by their family heritage. As a bonus, atendees also enjoyed delicious desserts and a wide selection of regional Italian wines throughout dinner.
A4AC founder, international countertenor Terry Barber, also delighted guests though their performance of two Italian arias. Up-and-coming young vocalist Savanna Webber also performed at the event.
Hope for Freedom Benefit - April 13th, 2013
On Saturday April 13th, students from the Artists for a Cause Club at Southfork High School teamed up with performers from Preston Contemporary Dance Theater and StarStruck Performing Arts Center to hold a benefit concert for Hope for Freedom, a local initiative that aims at raising awareness about human trafficking. Held at the Southfork High School auditorium, the event raised $1,300 which will go to directly to support programs that bring hope and restoration to victims of modern-day slavery.
Over 150 people attended the event, which also featured a silent auction showcasing artworks created by Southfork High School students. Hope for Freedom guest speaker Samantha Carannante, informed guests about the prevalence and severity of human trafficking activities in our state, which is currently ranked among the top five nationwide for reported cases. Modern-day slavery is a growing problem worldwide, recently rising to the second most common criminal activity behind the illegal drug trade.
A4AC Talent at Women of Distinction Event - April 18th, 2013
Soroptimist International of Stuart held it's annual Women of Distinction award ceremony on April 18th at the Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort and Marina.
The Event, which recognized the accomplishments and contributions of local women leaders, included entertainment by exceptional young violist Timothy Nicholas, and an inspirational song by up-and-coming vocalist Sydney Carbo, who received a standing ovation from the audience.
We would like to thank our sponsors for their support. Please, click to learn more!