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2012 Miss Universe Contestants Showing “Artsy” Side
To Support Medical Treatment for Nevada’s Children
Auctioned Artwork to Benefit Uninsured Children in Need of Care
LAS VEGAS – Nov 29, 2012 – They’re beautiful, talented, poised and creative.
Soon the world will see their artistic abilities as well, as many of the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant contestants will put a brush to canvas and create a unique piece of art to be auctioned off in support of Nevada’s children facing life threatening diseases.
In partnership with Design & Wine, a Las Vegas based, step-by-step canvas painting studio and restaurant, and Cure 4 The Kids Foundation which supports the state’s only non-profit cancer outpatient treatment center, the contestant’s artwork will be auctioned off in support of charity care programs providing treatment to children with and without medical insurance.
“Many people believe art is a form of therapy. We are so happy we can provide some relaxation for Miss Universe contestants prior to their important competition and at the same time put these finished pieces up for auction to benefit Nevada’s children in need of medical care,” said Rachel Roberts, co-founder of Design & Wine Eat Drink Paint.
Who: 2012 Miss Universe Contestants
What: Design & Wine Art Event to create paintings for charity auction
When: Monday, December 10, 2012; 7 p.m.
Where: Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Call for exact room location
The painting event happens Monday, December 10, 2012 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Design & Wine experts will be on hand to help the pageant participants use the step by step process that allows even those without a known painting ability to create a work of art. The finished pieces will be photographed alongside the Miss Universe contestant who created it and bidders all over the world will have the option to bid on the artwork.
Once complete, the artwork will be available for viewing and bidding at http://mydesignandwine.com/
Since 2006, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation has funded the Children’s Specialty Center of Nevada which has treated more than 8,000 patients in need of life saving medical services, many without the resources to pay for treatment.
Media wishing to cover the art event on Sunday, December 10, 2012 should contact Mitch Truswell at Red 7 Communications for event location information. In addition, video and still photos of the painting event will be made available via download.
About Design & Wine:
Design & Wine Eat• Drink• Paint is a step-by-step canvas painting studio and restaurant. It is a concept that started in Las Vegas, NV by Rachel Roberts, a local artist and entrepreneur and her husband, Avi Levi. Her experience in teaching and creating works of art and her ability to break paintings down into an easy to understand step-by-step process is what makes Design & Wine Eat• Drink• Paint an amazing art entertainment experience. Patrons can come have a bite to eat from the full restaurant menu that Design & Wine offers, socialize with other Las Vegas locals and tourist alike, and enjoy an evening of painting and creating their very own masterpiece. Absolutely no experience is necessary, and by the end of the evening participants will bring home their very own work of art. “Get Your Paint On!” with Design & Wine Eat• Drink• Paint. www.mydesignandwine.com
About Cure 4 The Kids: