Thursday, November 01, 2007

CentroNía's 20th Anniversary Gala presented by Capital One Financial Corporation

November 2, 2007, 6.30pm - 9.15 pm.

The Gala will be held on Friday,
November 2, 2007 from 6.30pm to 9:15pm
The Almas Shrine Center
1315 K Street, NW
Washington, DC.

$100 per person. Sponsorships available ($500 - $10,000).

Details: Contact Helen McConnell at 202/332-4200 ext. 147 or

CentroNía is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with a Gala presented by Capital One and with special recognition of the Freddie Mac Foundation. The international, invitational art sale and live auction will feature paintings, sculpture, photography glasswork, jewelry, and ceramics; a sumptuous buffet reflecting the cuisines of the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa and the United States; and smooth jazz by Infinite featuring Mr. Young.

CentroNía is thrilled to announce the centerpiece artwork that will be offered in a live auction at the gala: "Suite for Sergei," a Lou Stovall silkscreen print. The evening will be emceed by Steve Villanueva of NBC Channel 4.

Finally, the excitement of the evening will culminate in a live auction that includes pieces by eminent contemporary artists, including Sam Gilliam (mixed media, US), Michael B. Platt (prints and drawings, US), Virginia Schofield (paintings, US), Evangeline J. Montgomery (paintings and metalworks, US), Mary Grigonis (oils, US), Carmen Barros Howell (paintings and sculpture, Chile), Jorge Jacas (ceramics, Cuba), and Felix Angel (silkscreen prints, Colombia), Gustavo Lara Torrez (Serigraphy, Bolivia), Willie Leftwich (United States) and Rafaella Pitti (Bolivia) as well as works for sale by such notable area artists as Winston W. Harris, Joyce Wellman and others.

CentroNía is a 20-year old community-based organization that provides high-quality education to children and families in the Washington DC metropolitan area, and the event will raise funds for the organizational educational programs.

CentroNía will also honor local champions for children and youth Barbara F. Kamara, Administrator of the Early Care and Education Administration of the District‚s Department of Human Services and Maxine B. Baker, life-long child advocate. A special recognition will be given to the Freddie Mac Foundation, known for its outstanding support of children and families.

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