Miami Heat Players Give Back, PAMM Gets a Gift and YoungArts Events

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This week was a busy one for Heat players, who enjoying the last bit of summer before their season begins early next month. Dwyane Wade was in Providenciales in the Turks & Caicos to film a PSA by Gil Green and join his Wade’s World Foundation together with The Sandals Foundation (the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International) to help kids on the island. Would-be philanthropists can now donate funds to Game Changer, an integrated sports program to benefit youth in underserved communities in South Florida and the Caribbean, by going on the resort’s site, or texting GAME to 41444. Giving has never been easier.

 

Stateside, Chris Bosh hosted an event for Warren Henry Automotive Group where he was the ultimate good sport. Bosh, who serves as the groups spokesperson, signed autographs, and did lots of meeting and greeting with 200 guests who were sipping on Embrujo and enjoying live music. Later, Bosh hosted a live auction featuring signed sports memorabilia along with Channel 7’s sports anchor Mike DiPasquale. The auction benefitted Bosh’s Team Tomorrow, which supports community-bast organizations to “uplift children, families and communities.”

 

Jorge M. Perez of Related Group, Tony Baumer of JP Morgan, Aaron Podhurst, Lisa Erf, Thom Collins - Photo Juan E. Cabrera
Jorge M. Perez of Related Group, Tony Baumer of JP Morgan, Aaron Podhurst, Lisa Erf, Thom Collins – Photo Juan E. Cabrera

The PAMM came out a big winner after the PAMM Corporate Luncheon, when JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced a major gift of art to the museum’s permanent collection. In the gift are six pieces to the museum by important female artists, including Pat Stier, Marilyn Minter, Jenny Holzer and Maya Lin. Of course PAMM Director Thom Collins had something to say about it, “This gift is the perfect example of how corporate collecting contributes to making art more accessible to our community.”

Eve Ensler
Eve Ensler

YoungArts Brings Tony-Award Winner Eve Ensler to their campus tonight with a workshop titled “Safe Space”, a screening of the film One Billion Rising, and a reception sponsored by Francis Ford Coppola Winery. Buy tickets here. 

Hernan Bas' The Hero Centaur
Hernan Bas’ The Hero Centaur

Next week, on October 2, YoungArts will be launching a Hernan Bas Exhibit that will run through November 14, 2014 The title is New Perfumes, Larger Blossoms, Pleasures Untasted: Hernan Bas Selections from the Rubell Family Collection, and it will be curated by Pérez Art Museum Miami Director Thom Collins. This is the first in the ongoing visual arts series entitled Junctures,which highlights the early career of some of YoungArts most notable alumni in the Visual Arts. The free exhibition takes place in the Frank Gehry-designed gallery on the YoungArts Campus in Miami.

 

Domingo Zapata
Domingo ZapataOn October 2nd, Buena Vista’s The District will be celebrating it’s one year anniversary with a dinner hosted by artist Domingo Zapata.

 

On October 2nd, Buena Vista’s The District will be celebrating it’s one year anniversary with a dinner hosted by artist Domingo Zapata.  The 5-course prix-fixe dinner will feature the best cuisine of the Americas, crafted by James Beard Foundation semifinalist, Chef Horacio Rivadero.  $175 per person. RSVP  305.573.4199/ [email protected]

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