Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Local Masterpieces Showcased at Big Brothers Big Sisters Gala!

More than 1,000 children will be paired with a Big Brother or Big Sister thanks to guests at the Big Black Tie Ball: An Evening of Masterpieces held last Friday night at the Fairmont Hotel. The Schlegel Family served as Honorary Chairs for the event which raised more than $500,000 due in part to the success of bidding on artwork created by local artist Chris Judy and "Littles" in the program. The "masterpiece" themed event featured the work of local contemporary artist Chris Judy who worked with four "Littles" in the program to create a piece entitled "Color Dance" which was auctioned off at the end of the evening for $7,500.
Janet Bracken chaired the event, which was hosted by CBS 11's Teresa Frosini. The essence of mentoring was captured through the featured artworks of more than 60 "Littles".
For every $500 raised through the event, one child will be removed from the Big Brothers Big Sisters waiting list and matched to a caring adult mentor who will enrich, empower and encourage them to reach their highest potential.....creating a masterpiece!!!
For more information on this amazing organization please go to www.bbbstx.org

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