Perth Amboy, NJ (PRWEB) February 28, 2013
Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation is holding its 2013 Annual Inspirations Spring Art Show Thursday, April 18, 6 to 8 p.m. at Raritan Bay Medical Centers Perth Amboy Campus, 530 New Brunswick Ave. Photographic artist and advertising and marketing professional EJ Davis, of Chatham, NJ, will be the distinguished honoree at the event.
EJ has had such a positive impact on the Art Show; as the co-chair for the past seven years and as an artist, her work and passion have been inspiring, said Nancy Barone, executive vice president, Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation. Many local artists with mediums including watercolor and oil paintings, wall sculpture, photography, jewelry, clay, glass and wearable art will be exhibited and for sale at this years show. Event tickets are available for $ 50 each. A cash raffle will be held, with tickets available at $ 10 each. Proceeds benefit the medical centers growth and renovation project Broadening Our Vision, Securing Our Future which includes renovations and enhancements, including private patient rooms that will create a more comfortable environment for patients and their families in the Wilentz Patient Care Center. For more information, call (732) 324-5374 or visit http://www.rbmcfoundation.org.
As my vision and body of work evolves as I mature, I still find myself resonating to arcane urban landscapes, minimalist imagery and the beautiful flora that surrounds us. I am vigilant to find beauty no matter the environment and I embrace my photographic vision, which compels me to put what I see into print, EJ Davis said. Beginning her career in her familys corporation, JTC, a manufacturer of business forms and computer paper, then as a print broker, Davis is currently Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Alliance Design, Inc. She sat on the board of the American Cancer Society, Middlesex County Chapter and was chair of Daffodil week for a number of years.
During her life Davis learned how fulfilling it is to give to others. Little did she know she would in fact be diagnosed with breast cancer. Davis became an advocate for women stricken with this disease, and has dedicated herself to the Pathways Womens Cancer Teaching Project, of Summit, NJ, which provides free programs to residents, interns, nursing students and clergy and was brought to Raritan Bay Medical Center in 2011. This program uses real patients to tell their personal stories to show the humanistic side of having breast or ovarian cancer. Davis has been cancer free for six years.
Geraldine Fee, PhD and Cabbar Komek are committee co-chairs for the show. The co-chairs, as well as committee members: Julie Andreola, Nancy Barone, Deborah Chalfin, Michelle Constanzo, Irene Conte, Rozalia Czaban, EJ Davis, Christina DePack, Constance Elek, Cynthia Knight, Hector Motta, Susan Pasternack, Brandon Powell, Carol Rebovich, Rose Marie Sinatra, Tom Ward, and Norma Witkin work to ensure that the arts thrive in Central New Jersey communities. These individuals also demonstrate an unwavering commitment to the medical center through their community engagement.
This event was established to honor the memory of Jacqueline M. and Robert N. Wilentz and commemorate their longstanding dedication and support of the community. Throughout their lives they supported dozens of local community organizations with the objective of making things better for future generations.
About Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation
Since 1985, Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation has worked closely with community groups, businesses, and individuals to encourage and accept contributions in support of Raritan Bay Medical Center initiatives. A solid core of supporters, including a highly dedicated Board of Directors, physician partners and loyal volunteers, provide the energy and enthusiasm behind all of the Foundations accomplishments.
Royal Asscher Exclusive Collection For MTV RE:DEFINE to be Auctioned at VIP Gala Benefitting the MTV Staying Alive Foundation
New York, NY (PRWEB) September 21, 2012
Sixth generation diamantaire Lita Asscher and art specialist Anna-Sophia van Zweden have come together, combining their biggest loves, to create a unique, limited edition collection exclusively for MTV RE:DEFINE. The one-of-a-kind collection will be auctioned at The MTV Staying Alive Foundations Aids Benefit Art Exhibition and Auction, RE:DEFINE, presented by the Goss-Michael Foundation in Dallas, on September 22nd from 7pm -12am.
The collections inspiration was drawn from beautiful and famous works of art combined with Royal Asschers patented jewelry innovation, Stars of Africa. The jewelry consists of diamonds, sapphires and rubies encased in a fluid-filled sapphire dome, which allows them to fall freely, like snowflakes in a snow globe. The result is cascading diamonds which emit light, fire and beauty as they move, like falling stars; the effect coupled with the gorgeous colors inspired by the works of art is truly mesmerizing!
Last year, the sold-out VIP event raised over $ 700,000 for the charity with original works of art from 30 prominent international artists including Damien Hirst. This year, the silent auction will feature an exclusive selection of bespoke luxury packages including a VIP package to the launch of Stella McCartneys new collection in New York, unique jewelry by Royal Asscher and a private concert orchestrated by Musical Americas Conductor of the Year 2012, Jaap van Zweden.
Prior to the high-profile event, Lita Asscher and Anna-Sophia van Zweden will host a private, exclusive viewing of the Royal Asscher for MTV RE:DEFINE collection alongside Royal Asschers complete Stars of Africa floating diamonds at The Joule Hotel on Friday, the 21st from 5:30-8pm. Guests will have the opportunity to take a first-glimpse at these truly stunning pieces and purchase their favorite design. RSVP: nicole(at)royalasscher(dot)com
Lita Asscher, President of Royal Asscher of America and 6th generation of her family to enter the business comments, Throughout the years, it has remained incredibly important to us as a family and as a company to support causes aiming to make a positive difference in the world. MTVs Staying Alive Foundation is an excellent organization working to change the lives of millions and we are honored to use our passion for jewelry and art to help them continue this important work.
For more information on Royal Asscher, visit http://www.royalasscher.com.
For ticket enquiries please email mtvredefine(at)gossmichaelfoundation(dot)org
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1. Claude Monet, Water Lillies Retail value $ 3500
Floating white diamonds and pink and blue sapphires on an 18kt white gold setting and white ceramic ring
2. Yves Klein, Blue: Retail value $ 3800
Floating white diamonds and two shades of blue sapphires on an 18kt yellow gold setting with diamonds and white ceramic ring
3. Yves Klein, Yellow: Retail value $ 3500
Floating white diamonds and two shades of yellow sapphires on an 18kt yellow gold setting and black ceramic ring.
4. Mark Rothko: Retail value $ 4250
Floating white diamonds and red rubies on an 18kt yellow gold setting and black ceramic ring.
5. Damien Hirst / Darth Vader:
a. Floating black diamonds on an 18kt white gold setting with black diamonds and black ceramic ring. Retail value $ 3800
b. Floating black diamonds on an 18kt white gold setting with black diamonds and black ceramic pendant on a gold chain. Retail value $ 4250
6. Philip Guston:
a. Floating white diamonds, rubies and pink sapphires on an 18kt rose gold setting and white ceramic ring. Retail value $ 3800
b. Floating white diamonds, rubies and pink sapphires on an 18kt rose gold setting and white ceramic pendant on a gold chain. Retail value $ 4250
ABOUT ROYAL ASSCHER DIAMONDS
Founded in 1854, Royal Asscher Diamond Company is run by The Asscher Family. The Asscher Family dynasty to this day continues to have an influence on the diamond industry. Joseph Asscher, at the request of King Edward VII, cut the largest diamond ever found, the famous 3,105-carat Cullinan diamond. Royal Asscher has also made its mark by refusing to work with conflict diamonds that originate from war torn countries that are unethically sourced and sold to fund warfare and civil destruction. Royal Asscher only sources diamonds from nations that are fully compliant with the Kimberly Process, an international diamond industry initiative to stop the flow of conflict diamonds. One of the companys founding fathers, Edward Asscher was one of the forefathers of this initiative, Royal Asscher requires that all of its diamonds are labeled by the government at the origination point and securely sealed during transportation.
Royal Asscher created their own signature patented cut in 2001, which has 74 facets, thats 16 more than the traditional cut diamond. It is based on their original Asscher cut dated 1902. The innovation and skill level of Royal Asscher has been passed down from generation to generation. Now on its 4th generation owners the companies still upholds their reputation for excellence.
The Stars of Africa collection (comprised of rings, earrings, pendants and cufflinks) consists of diamonds encased within fluid-filled sapphire domes, allowing the diamonds to float freely like
snowflakes in a snow globe. The result is cascading diamonds that emit light, fire and beauty, creating a truly mesmerizing effect.
Royal Asscher Diamonds are not only a favorite amongst royalty; celebrities also covet these specialty pieces from their contemporary line Stars of Africa. Celebrities who love Royal Asscher diamonds include Sofia Vergara, Megan Fox, Kate Bosworth, Carrie Underwood, Emily Blunt and Rachel McAdams.
In 2008 Royal Asscher created the Star of Africa line which guarantees a minimum donation of $ 50,000 to go to the Diamond Empowerment Fund