The South Florida real estate firm joined a non-profit organization to help preserve Magnet School art programs for Miami’s youth at the Art Sees No Boundaries fundraiser event
FINKA Realty Group, the South Florida-based residential and commercial real estate company, in partnership with Fundación Don Tomas, a non-profit organization that seeks to fund children’s educational goals, invited the public to the first-ever “Art Sees No Boundaries” art exhibit which benefitted the arts programs of Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The goal of the fundraiser was to raise awareness to the local community to keep fine arts programs at Magnet Schools alive and thriving. The event took place at Galleria GUM in the Wynwood Arts District on Friday, December 5, 2014, during the world-renowned Art Basel.
“Our goal is to keep Magnet Schools alive because we believe they are one of the few great things that our schools systems can still provide for our children,” said Yansy Checa, Vice President of Finka Realty Group. “The Art Sees No Boundaries event will be celebrated again next year and we are looking forward to continue making a difference in the lives of the children, so that they can realize how important they are to their community”.
Prior to the exhibit’s public opening, the attendees enjoyed a private cocktail reception that featured a silent auction and a meet-and-greet with artists Claudio Roncoli, known for creating vibrant and colorful art pieces that have been used for major advertising campaigns for brands such as Mini Cooper, Marriott Hotels, Samsung, Toyota, Absolut and more.
Artwork from Zimbabwean born artist Derek Kaplan, Cuban artist Leonor Anthony and Argentine visual artist Pabli Stein were also displayed at the “Art Sees No Boundaries” event. While other renowned artists that displayed their art and attended the event included, Ruben Santurian, an architect and artist from Argentina who uses recycled materials as tools for his artwork; Daniel Deladonne, a photographer from Miami Beach, who seeks street art and the raw beauty of underground art, and Alberto Echegaray Guevara an internet entrepreneur and Venezuelan artist known for his intriguing Moneyball installation, Ricardo Trotti, an Argentine journalist and artist, Gabriela Giampoli, an artist who works with recycled materials, and Victoria Rose, an artist who benefitted directly from Magnet Schools.
One of the highlights of the night was the participation of the students from elementary, middle and high schools from the Miami-Dade County Arts programs that were awarded for their participation in the friendly art competition created as part of the event. Sabrina Mendoza Malave, Christina Wu and Jose Manuel Lopez were some of the winners awarded art store certificates for their participation, as well as the honor of having their work displayed at the Galleria GUM and on the website of the event.
The organizers of the event expressed their gratitude towards the contributors and major sponsors who supported “Art Sees No Boundaries” such as H3 Hollywood, Tri Color Productions, Team Real Estate Management (TREM), In Balance Pilates, Miami Metropolitan Sales Group, 7 Pecados, Argenpart Realty Management, Diario Las Americas, Sr. Ceviche, 3AWORLDWIDE, ICM Development Group, ADS Law Offices of Alex D. Sirulnik, P.A., Emily’s Bakery, P.A. Architect Inc., The James Royal Palm, Magnum Security Inc. GoUSA, Vitazen, The Checa Group, Factory Printing, Klewin Construction, and Sugar Lace Bakery.
About FINKA Realty Group
FINKA Realty Group was established in 2002 as a residential and commercial real estate company servicing all of Florida. Professionalism and superior customer service drove FINKA into a successful realty company servicing all Floridians as well as international investors. FINKA’s philosophy is to provide the highest level of personalized service and commitment to its clients throughout the entire real estate transaction. Finka Realty Group is located at 290 Northwest 165th Street, PH 5, Miami, FL 33169. For more information please visit www.finkarealty.com.
About Fundación Don Tomas
Fundación Don Tomas is a nonprofit organization that seeks equal education opportunity for all children through academics, sports, arts or music. Fundación Don Tomas provides the necessary resources for underprivileged children to accomplish their educational goals, thereby making their future a brighter one.
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