VAEA 31st Anniversary Newsletter
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ali Cordero Casal, Luis R. Cancel, Jose Nicolas Giacopini, James Goldschmidt, and Oliver Krisch have the pleasure to share with you announcements in light of our 31st Anniversary.
VAEA was founded on June 13th 1990 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Jose Antonio Paez i Acarigua, Venezuela. Since its beginnings, VAEA has sponsored several cultural events in Venezuela and the United States. Our two countries have had a longstanding tradition of friendship for more than 200 years and VAEA’s commitment is to promote programs that will continue this tradition for future generations.
VAEA is a New York Based Public Charity under section 501 (c) 3.
VAEA will conduct its mission from the new venue VAEA New Rochelle Art Center, focusing in education through the arts for the new generation of Westchester County, New York, USA.
Today a new division was founded to give additional financial support to emerging filmmakers in order to bring their dreams to life. Under the leadership of Belen Orsini, Executive Director of VAEA Films and a group of prestigious and visionary filmmakers they have formed a team that will lead this division to great success.
“You know the greatest films of all time were never made.”
– Taylor Swift
PUBLIC ART AT DAVENPORT PARK
New York is open!
We are happy to announce that our gala will take place at the end of this year now that the world is slowly – but surely – going back to normal.
The ceremony will take place at The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in the David Rubenstein Wing.
Date to be announced soon!
JUNETEENTH* DANCE COMMEMORATION
We are pleased to invite you to the live virtual contemporary dance performance “I AM” by New Beginnings Performing Arts Studio that will take place at VAEA New Rochelle on June 19, 2021.
For tickets click here.
*Juneteenth – also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day – is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States.
ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION
VAEA NEW ROCHELLE
We want to update our friends and followers on status of the construction of our new venue:
Architecture Plans by Hermann Ebner (completed.)
Construction Documents (scheduled to go out August 1st.)
Groundbreaking Ceremony (scheduled to take place on September 1, 2021.)
THE VAEA BRATTER PADRINO PROGRAM
The Padrino Program is VAEA’s initiative to provide direct support for working artists. They receive a monthly stipend for a period of one year. We are happy to announce the four new recipients of this grant:
Angel Molina Ynojosa, Orchestra Conductor
Ricardo Andres Alvarez Palma, Viola Soloist
Luis Ramirez Flores, Lyrical Singer
and Andres Cordova Inciarte, Oboist
We welcome the new artists to the program and wish them a brilliant future!