2012-11-06 20:06:09 - FUKU Restaurant on Clematis honors Veteran’s Day by hosting a fundraiser for West Palm Beach Friends of the Fisher House, on Tuesday, November 13th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Co-owner and celebrity DJ, Adam Lipson will provide the soundtrack for the evening. A minimum donation of $20 entitles guests to a complimentary drink, appetizers, and one raffle ticket qualifying them to win over 10 prizes including a digital photograph “Crocus Flower” by contemporary media artist Javier Bohorquez valued at over $2,400.
Celebrated artists and designers partake in fundraising efforts
(West Palm Beach, Fla)
An authentic, restored army truck will be displayed in front of Fuku during the event. Other highlights include a pop-up boutique by Palm Beach jewelry designer, Sasha Lickle and Ava from Psychic Visions will provide mini-sessions for guests. Raffle items include exquisite jewelry customized specifically for the event by Sasha Lickle Designs, Cristiana Shields’ Jewelry and renown sculpture artist, Norm Gitzen; a round of golf for four at the Ritz Carlton Club in Jupiter; and gift certificates from local restaurants, beauticians and merchants.
The host committee includes local movers and shakers Craig Agranoff and Herb Tabin (CBS Tech Correspondents), Maribel Alvarez, Robin Bernstein, Lucia Bonavita, Richard and Diana Horowitz,
Jennie Hazobeck-Garcia, Bruce Helander, Candace Jorritsma, Arvo Katajisto, Sasha Lickle, Adam Lipson, Neil London, Eileen Louissaint, Tommy Morrison, Alexis Posada, Desmond Price, Michael Price, Robert Riva, Sarah Scheffer, Cristiana Shields, Lori Stoll, Bruce Sutka.
About the Fisher House
The Friends of Fisher House is a local non-profit 501 (c) (3) established in 1998 to support the various needs of the West Palm Beach VA Fisher House. The Fisher House provides a home away from home for Veterans’ families to be close to their loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease, or injury, by reducing or eliminating the cost of lodging. The West Palm Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center Fisher House is centrally located on the Medical Center Campus. A two-story building built in 1995 with eight rooms, Fisher House can accommodate up to 16 guests. It is a home-like setting with a fully equipped kitchen, dining room and living room with DVD and book libraries. All rooms offer flat screen televisions, laptops and wireless internet access. Toiletries, grocery items, snacks and small meals are provided for guests.
WPB Friends of Fisher House Board
Joseph A. Tringali, Esq., President; Frank Hogan, Vice President; Jerold A Klein, Secretary Treasurer
WPB Friends of Fisher House Directors
Scott Barber, Tom Corey, Valerie Halaby, Beth Hennessy, Carol Mulcahy, Douglas L. Phipps, Esq, Mary Ann Sallas, Mike Stern Jr., Diane N. Weiss
About the Local Artists
Javier Bohorquez is a photographer and a contemporary new media artist based in NYC. His work is being recognized under Jabo (Javier Bohorquez). The foundation of his digital artwork is based upon his photographs. His creative process involves layers of imagination that create powerful compositions where color plays a dominant role. For Jabo, color is a strong driving force that comes from his Latin roots.
His technical skills were gained from studies done at leading schools such as the International Center of Photography in New York and the Applied Art School in Amagansett, New York. His work has been exhibited in galleries in New York City, The Hamptons, NY, Minneapolis, MN and South Florida. Additionally, he has had the opportunity to attend a number of seminars with both talented and gifted photographers such as Scott Kelby, a master in digital photography. But after all, experimenting has been his biggest teacher! He is amazed at how things do not always seem what they look like. “There is a surprise factor that we should always keep in mind Bohorquez says.
Originally from Colombia, Javier earned a Bachelor of Science in Animal Nutrition and Genetics in 1996 and dedicated his efforts to work with pure bred dogs for 12 years. He relocated to New York City in June 2001 from Colombia. His passion for nature and design motivated him to go back to school for the Landscape Architecture program at The City College of New York where he completed his studies in 2006. He worked for various Landscape Architecture firms in New York City, The Hamptons, NY and Palm Beach, FL. www.jabophotography.com
Recognitions of his work include:
• National Geographic Top 35 photos of 2009
• 5th Annual Photography Masters Cup (2011). Nominee for Best Amateur Photographer of the Year in the Abstract Category.
• What Digital Camera Magazine, United Kingdom (2011)
Sasha Lickle Designs
Sasha Lickle Designs is an organically chic line of seashell and semi-precious stone jewelry. The designs reflect love for the simplicity and beauty of nature. Full of brightly colored corals, seashells and stones to perfectly compliment any outfit.
Sasha Lickle is a native of Palm Beach, Florida and an alumnae of Rollins College where she earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University and then attended Nova's Doctoral program in Clinical Psychology. She spent many summers throughout her life traveling the Bahamas. It was there on the beautiful beaches of the Caribbean islands that she discovered her love for seashells. She combined this love, with her desire to create her own line of jewelry and from that pastime blossomed a passion for the stylish and sophisticated shell jewelry that she creates today. Sasha Lickle Designs produces an exquisite line of shell jewelry crafted by hand with shells from around the globe. www.SashaLickle.com
Cristiana Shields, daughter of former Revlon Vice-President Frank Shields, is making her own name in the fashion scene with Shields Jewelry. Her handmade pieces are designed with a deeply spiritual approach that carry their own energies and are chosen to bring the wearer something special and unique. Her line crafted from semi-precious stones includes necklaces, bracelets, and earrings each with a special story or inspiration to wear along.
Cristiana has donated the “Moment of Truth a design specially crafted in honor of those who have served the United States. The Mookiate dog tag stone pendant is attached to a 16-inch antique gold chain. Mookiate "Shields" against negativity and helps one see opportunities for change or improvement in working practices and reduces the impact of distractions or obstacles. This special stone also helps amplify awareness while offering protection from being overwhelmed. The antique gold Chain associates with the mind and aids logic, memory, concentration, will-power and communication.
“Crocus Flower” by Javier Bohorquez
Raffle item value $2,400
Authentic restored army truck
Hammered Fisher House Sea Turtle
By Norm Gitzen
World Renown Sculpture Artist, Norman Gitzen, known for his distinctive style of decorative metal, is donating a commemorative piece which will be donated to The Fisher House. His stone and wood sculptures can be found in private collections and public displays around the world.
Gitzen will feature his one-of-a-kind designer necklace signed by the artist himself on the back, hand forged and hammered high polished stainless steel "Fisher House Sea Turtle" art piece. Each turtle will be sold at $175, of which $40 will go to FOFH.
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