4.19.2010

This Friday: Local Autism Art Auction & Fundraiser

A very cool local cafe, Jigsaw Java, is hosting an art auction this Friday, April 23, to raise funds for the local chapter of the Autism Society of America*.  (Leelo did a guided painting for this event.) I'd like to go, just have to find me a date, as Seymour & Iz will be at her school's Father/Daughter dance.

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Benefit & Art Auction
FOR THE LOCAL CHAPTER OF THE AUTISM SOCIETY OF AMERICA

Friday, April 23, 2010
7:00-9:00p.m.

Angelica’s Bistro
863 Main Street, Redwood City, CA

Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at Jigsaw Java or via www.jigsawjava.com

Highlights of this event include

• A performance from guitarist, Nick Guzman, 19-year-old musician with Autism
• Additional entertainment by some young people with special needs
• A live demo of Mneme Art Therapy by Lisette Lugo with Nick Guzman
• Hors d’oeuvres and one drink included with each ticket
• Silent Auction
• Live Art Auction of the puzzle art produced during Mneme Therapy *

*This unique puzzle art being auctioned during the event was created by youth with autism [e.g., Leo] in 30-minute individualized sessions with Lisette Lugo, an artist and certified Mneme Therapist. Learn more about Mneme Therapy at ww.artwithoutboundaries.com

Note cards, puzzles and prints of the Artwork will be for sale. The actual pieces of art have been framed and will be auctioned off in the Live Auction. 10% of all monies collected for the art items will be given to the artists as royalties for the use of their art. A small step towards self-sufficiency.

Tickets or Family Member Sponsorships can be purchased at: http://www.jigsawjava.com/TestStore/tabid/72/List/1/CategoryID/12/Level/1/Default.aspx

Contact Mary Albitz at Jigsaw Java at 650-364-3634 or mary@jigsawjava.com for more information.

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*Like Autism Speaks, the Autism Society of America is not perfect. But they make a real difference for people with autism in the here and now, with such programs as their Pump It Up Bounce for Autism days, and AMC Sensory Friendly Films series.

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