Filed Under (Openings) by zach on 02-10-2008
This Friday, October 3, 2008 from 6:30-8:30pm in Miami’s Wynwood Art District, pioneering store owner and local arts supporter Joy Haizen will unhinge the doors and backyard garden gates of her self-described “rootsy” clothing, accessories and home wares store, “YARD: No Place Better” located at 153 NW 36th Street (just East of NW 2nd Avenue). Lines from the new store include I&I Clothing Co. and Reality designs”. The purpose of this widely-supported community event is to foster an aggressive voter registration initiative and to stage a diverse, unifying community mixer.
The evening will commence with the formal introduction of Bahamian-born visual artist “Reality” to guests and media. Artist “Reality” powered by a local civic team coined CATCH27; “Reality” will proceed to create 27 pieces of politically-fueled, larger-than-life artworks currently being executed in Dade and Broward Counties – all to be completed by Nov 4th, Election Day 2008. The works will be prominently featured in predominantly African-American, Caribbean and Haitian communities with the intent to raise awareness and encourage vital voter registration and integral participation in the 2008 political process in support of Presidential Candidate Senator Barack Obama.
Nationally celebrated DJ Tom Laroc will orchestrate the vibe and momentum of the festivities spinning Reggae, Caribbean and Urban grooves as attendees enjoy sponsored beverages from Barefoot Wine and Bubbly™, Glaceau Smart Water®, Bradford Tonic™ and Celsius Energy Supplement Beverage.
Refreshments and modestly priced, organic delectables prepared by BE ORGANIC Catering will be available for purchase; with proceed to assist in defraying event expenses and to further contribute to the CATCH27, citizen-driven mission to promote voter registration in essential and historically underserved Miami neighborhoods.
“We are determined to provide ample, uncomplicated and enjoyable voter registration opportunities for all community members while reaping exposure for ‘Reality’. We have been blessed with an outpouring of support from neighbors, business owners, places of worship including New Beginnings Church of Deliverance of All Nations proudly led by Bishop Carty, fellow artists and the National Surrogates for the Obama Campaign – and this in only the beginning” said Lisa Silvera, local resident, business owner and Barack Obama for President Supporter. A very special thanks to EDGE-communications, llc, Own Your Power Communications, Power Productions & Stephanie Stalnaker Photography.
Handpainted, wearable art created by “Reality” will be available for purchase with items reasonably priced to sell and support from $25.00 and up, with portion of proceeds earmarked to defray event costs and to benefit the Obama Victory Fund. Cash (for food and refreshments) and credit cards (clothing, accessories and home wares) will be honored as payment.
All are welcome and encouraged to attend (at no cost) as entrance to this event is complimentary and sponsored by CATCH27. Young adults under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legally recognized guardian.
Come Rain or Shine – it’s the perfect climate for CHANGE – Celebrity guest appearance pending confirmation.
More information, media inquiries and hi-res photos are immediately available via the below contact information.
Media & Marketing:
Lisa Silvera 305 772 2223 & Christopher Hughes 305 788 5167