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Shake-A-Leg Miami celebrated its 25th anniversary with the Art of Sail Gala, a moving evening with more than 500 guests. Over $150,000 was raised to support the organization's commitment to all regardless of abilities or disabilities. Artists Jens Werner, Robert Lupone and David McCauley used their artistic talents to benefit Shake-A-Leg by way of a runway show of fashions created from recycled sails and a showcase of original artwork of multiple artists who came together to benefit the cause, including mixed media artist and founder of Rise Up Gallery, David McCauley. The art pieces were auctioned the evening of the gala. Pictured: Harry Horgan, Jens Werner and David McCauley.
Allied Kitchen & Bath, in partnership with International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA), raised $19,000 at “Take a Seat,” an event benefitting Glam-A-THON and Broward Health Foundation to help local women affected by breast cancer. The event was held at Allied Kitchen & Bath’s Design Center in Oakland Park. Pictured: Glam-a-THON President Tammy Gail with Glam-a-THON Board Members Bonnie Scerbo, Wendy Liebowitz and Irene Yovu.
Mitchell Kaplan, founder of Books & Books and co-founder of the Miami Book Fair International, received the prestigious ArtesMiami Lydia Cabrera Award at a luncheon presented by U.S. Century Bank. The award, named in memory of Lydia Cabrera, world-renowned writer and expert in Afro-Cuban culture, honors individuals who have made a significant contribution to the cultural development of South Florida. Pictured: Mitchell Kaplan, Aida Levitan, Ph.D., president of ArtesMiami; and Luis de la Aguilera, president and CEO of U.S. Century Bank.
Gulliver Preparatory's Robert Burns, a superstar running back, will represent the Gulliver Raiders at the prestigious Under Armour All-America High School Football Game in Orlando on New Year's Day. Burns was presented his honorary game jersey at the American Family Insurance Selection Tour, and his selection for the January 1 classic by ESPN Recruiting means Burns is considered among the top rushers in the nation. ESPN rates Burns the eighth-best running back in the country and the 16th-best player overall in football-rich Florida. He has played at Gulliver since his freshman year and will take the field for one final game before heading off to the University of Miami, where he is expected to make an impact right away for the Hurricanes.
The EBeauty Community Inc. hosted its annual Yoga in the Park event in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and lit up the New World Center in PINK, ending with a cocktail reception. EBeauty Community Inc. is a non-profit organization that aims to support women undergoing cancer treatments. The event was sponsored by the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and yoga was led by Amy Dannheim, Dawn B. Feinberg, Lina Vallejo and Paula Walker with demonstrations by Olga Luna.
Art enthusiasts and guests of MOCA were on hand to greet Rolando Peña, introduced by Natasha Colebrook-Williams, MOCA's Interim Director. The artist, who has been actively working since 1958, was also joined by curator Jorge Luis Gutierrez who shared his vision for "Black Gold", the latest exhibition in MOCA’s storied succession of cutting-edge contemporary art presentations. In this exhibition, Peña explores oil as a substance that has marked the destiny of modern and contemporary life. Pictured: Peña (right) with MOCA's guests.
Miami Urban Contemporary Experience (MUCE) won this month's Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau's Small Business Pitch Challenge. Based in the heritage community of Little Haiti, MUCE pops up impressive art fairs, galleries and community events all around Miami. Bringing art to every community, the company believes that we owe it to our children and ancestors to preserve our heritage and to diversify the artistic landscape.
Turnberry Ocean Club hosted ONE Sotheby's International Realty Power Women's Luncheon where real estate met fashion. Led by Mayi de La Vega, guests enjoyed showcases from the Aventura Mall's most luxurious brands including St. John Knits, Caudalie, Charlotte Tilbury, Fendi, Le Labo Fragrances and Emilio Pucci. Pictured: Cristina Aguilar, VanessaStabile, Gabriella deAlmeida, MarianaShulga, Nikol Solares, Julissa Duarte, Mayi de la Vega, Sandra Arguello, Diana Izquierdo, Phoebe White, Kayla Barrera, Jennifer Santana.
Miami Children’s Museum kicked off their gala season at an event hosted by Terra’s 87 Park. Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and champagne as the 2017 gala theme Le Grand Carnaval! was revealed. The gala, set for March 11, will honor Museum Chairman Jeff Berkowitz when guests will be transported to a vintage fête complete with fan fair, live entertainment, a luxurious auction and a special culinary experience. Pictured: Chairs Michael Comras, Daniela Swaebe, Christy & David Martin with Honoree Jeff Berkowitz in the center.
Congratulate Overtown Youth Center's Executive Director Tina Brown for being recognized by United Way of Miami-Dade. Over the summer she was honored with the Monsignor Walsh Outstanding Human Services Professional Award. This award recognizes a human services professional who has dedicated his/her career to helping others. (Tina Brown is second from left.)