Curiouser & Curiouser event June 8, 2013 at Artistic Lifestyles Gallery
LAS VEGAS – May 2, 2013 – Unique glass artwork made by children and teenagers who have faced serious health battles will be exhibited and available for purchase during a special fundraising art event called “Curiouser & Curiouser” on June 8, 2013.
The event is sponsored by Circus Couture, a nonprofit organization made up of technicians, performers and others who work at shows on the Las Vegas Strip and who volunteer their time to help children facing devastating diseases.
The young artists, current or former patients of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation, had the opportunity to create their special glass pieces under the direction of noted Las Vegas Glass and Metal artists, Larry and Barbara Domsky of Domsky Glass.
Once the glass pieces were designed and completed during a special art workshop held in April, the glassworks were “fired” in high temperature kilns to complete the artistic and curing process. Each piece will be fitted with a unique metal holder to allow for easy display.
Curiouser & Curiouser will take place June 8, 2013 at 7 p.m. at Artistic Lifestyles Gallery, 2758 S. Highland Drive, Suite B, Las Vegas, Nevada. (Highland Drive South of Sahara) Admission is $25. The event will include beverages, appetizers, a raffle and will feature special performers wandering throughout the gallery.
“This is the kind of event that makes our hearts sing!” said Erica Linz, Circus Couture Co-Founder and Artistic Director. “We’re giving children the chance to work in a studio they might never have discovered, plus the opportunity to work alongside Larry and Barbara Domsky, who have huge hearts and a true desire to help these kids and those in the future. We’re also raising funds to make sure any child faced with a serious childhood disease will get treatment, no matter what.”
Monies raised through admission and the sale of the young artists’ glass pieces will go to the Cure 4 The Kids Foundation’s Charity Care Plan. It ensures all children, including those without medical insurance or the financial resources to pay for treatment, get the medical attention they need when faced with serious conditions such as cancer, sickle cell, rheumatologic and genetic conditions, inherited bleeding and clotting disorders, and rare and ultra rare diseases.
About Circus Couture
Circus Couture is a Nevada non-profit organization raising critical funds for pediatric cancer care and research through annual circus, fashion and art events. Proceeds are donated to The St. Baldrick’s Foundation and the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada which is the only clinic in the state that treats kids with cancer regardless of their family’s ability to pay for services. Circus Couture works closely with their sister St. Baldrick’s shave team, Cirque du SoBald. Circus Couture is a volunteer based organization comprised primarily of performers, technicians, and employees from shows on the Las Vegas strip. Circus Couture is a grassroots organization with no affiliation with any company or corporation. In 2013, Circus Couture and Cirque du SoBald aim to raise $100,000 of which will be donated in its entirety to both non-profits beneficiaries.
About Cure 4 the Kids Foundation
Cure 4 The Kids Foundation is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization. Its mission is to provide funding and access to the latest medical treatments for those facing life-threatening diseases such as cancer, rare diseases, inherited bleeding disorders and rheumatological conditions. The Cure 4 The Kids Foundation was founded in 2007 by Dr. Jonathan Bernstein who saw firsthand the difficulties faced by families whose children were affected by major diseases but often didn’t have the financial resources or health insurance to receive treatment. The Cure 4 The Kids Foundation was created with these families in mind. The Cure 4 The Kids Foundation’s Charity Care Program ensures patients at the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada and the Hemophilia Treatment Center of Nevada receive medical treatment regardless of family income or presence of health insurance. To date, more than 8,000 patients combined have been treated by physicians and medical staff at the Children’s Specialty Center and the Hemophilia Treatment Center. www.cure4thekids.org