Saturday, May 16, 2020
6:30 to 9 PM

a Gala Fundraiser to Benefit
The Greenwich Arts Council

299 Greenwich Avenue . Greenwich, CT 06830 .  P 203.862.6750 F 203.862.6753 .

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Upon completing his culinary training, Chef Rui Correia went on to work at some of the best known kitchens in New York City: Union Square Cafe with Chef Michael Romano and acclaimed restaurateur and hospitality guru, Danny Meyer, Gramercy Tavern with Tom Colicchio, Mesa Grill with Bobby Flay and Gotham Bar & Grill with Alfred Portale. Due to his representation of such an unfamiliar cuisine and country, Rui has been recognized in local, national and international publications (New York Times, Greenwich Magazine, Serendipity Magazine, WAG). As well as appearing in television broadcasts including: New England Living TV, Better TV, RTP Portugal, and has been a regular on NBC’s TODAY Show.

ABOUT THE EVENING OF ARTS ALIVE 2019! at the Greenwich Art Center

The Greenwich Arts Council celebrated the growing urban art scene with New York's renowned Graffiti artist, EPIC UNO and his site-specific graffiti wall, sponsored by LIFEWTR and BUBLY  sparkling water. Music by DJ April Larkin, the food was catered by renowned celebrity chef RUI, owner of DOURO Restaurant in Greenwich. The evening also offered at one time opportunity for guests to purchase a limited edition print by artist Betty Ball.

Graffiti Wall |  Large Scale Installation (site specific)
On view October 11, 2018 through January 3, 2019
at The Bendheim Gallery

Bringing his own sense of style from Puerto Rico to the streets of Brooklyn, EPIC UNO developed his graffiti art whilst mastering his craft at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute in 1996. Within the graphic design field, urban grittiness continued to dominate his bold, colorful typographic approach. With over 10 years of experience as a graffiti artist, Epic is also a successful package designer, corporate identity specialist and illustrator. Having worked and collaborated with many companies including, Cannondale, Nickelodeon, Coach and Nike, EPIC successfully elevates graffiti art by embracing consumer culture, engaging broader audiences, and striking a fine balance in creating memorable, relevant art with a real urban edge.

Betty will be presenting her limited edition prints created for the evening of the event in collaboration with Norwalk's Center for Contemporary Printmaking, at a specially reduced price (this night only), for Arts Alive! “Collector’s Opportunity”. 

A Connecticut based artist, Betty Ball received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, with further studies at Silvermine Arts Center and Norwalk’s Center for Contemporary Printmaking. She creates her art in her Rowayton studio, specializing in series of colorful oil-based paintings and enigmatic, subtle prints of blooms.  
Limited Edition Print by Betty Ball: 
Arts Alive Edition!
This Benefit Evening establishes a new tradition of giving in Greenwich. 
Join us for an enchanted evening of magnificent art, music and culinary arts with James Beard Award-winning Chef and Maitre Cuisinier de France Jean-Louis Gerin in support of the Greenwich Arts Council. Help us to continue our mission of promoting and developing cultural resources for our community, our schools and beyond. 

o Dancing with the Stars Dancer and Choreographer, Christian Perry  
   will kick-off the evening festivities
o Band Nine of Hearts will serenade us and invite us to dance the evening away
o A curated ART WALL, donated by established artists to support the 
   Greenwich Arts Council. All artwork will be priced at one low-price for that        
   evening ONLY
o Renowned Make-up Artist, Tyler Green will be creating a special character 
o Magic, A Raw Bar, Curated Cocktails, A unique Silent Auction and much more...

An incredible evening filled with various art forms on display for one evening only!
Purchase your tickets online now or call GAC Office at 203.862.6750

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