Enjoy An Evening Of Art, Jazz And Good Food At The All Jazzed Up Art Festival

By Kathy L. Collins

Congregation Beth Shalom of Brandon is proud to present the All Jazzed Up Art Festival on Saturday, December 1 at the Winthrop Barn Theatre located at 11349 W. Bloomingdale Ave. in Riverview. For sponsors and donors, a VIP reception will begin at 6 p.m. General admission begins at 7 p.m.Tickets are $25 per person or $40 per couple.

Attendees to the All Jazzed Up Art Festival will experience an evening filled with fine art, good food by Little Greek and entertainment from the Bloomingdale High School Jazz Band.

In addition, there will be a Holiday Boutique featuring original, hand crafted items and a fantastic silent auction filled with items such as vacation destination packages. On the patio you will be able to see a cigar rolling demonstration by Guinness Book of World Records record holder, Walter Reyes, and enjoy a beverage from the Cognac and Liquor Bar.

There will be 16 emerging and mid-career artists participating including local artists, Virginia Spalter who works with fused glass, Doreen Donovan who is a watercolor artist, Alice Valazquez-Suarez who works with clay and Susan O’Hara who is a clay sculptor.

Only the highest caliber of artists are invited by the Fine Arts Coordinator, Dr. Kathyn Kepes, to participate in the All Jazzed Up Art Festival. “We look for talented emerging and mid-career artists to showcase at the All Jazzed Up Art Festival,” explained co-chair, Zsa Lobel.

Proceeds from the All Jazzed Up Art Festival will benefit A Kid’s Place, a 60 bed facility for abused, neglected and abandoned children located at 1715 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Brandon. Lobel said, “We like that the proceeds from this event will stay right here in our community.” Jill Oppolo, co-chair added,

For more information on the All Jazzed Up Art Festival, call 681-6547.