FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday August 12th, 2014
Ali Cordero Casal, Chairman of The Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts (VAEA) is pleased to announce that:
Reinaldo and Carolina Herrera will be the Chairs of VAEA’s Annual Benefit Gala Honoring Sofia Imber.
Mr. and Mrs. Herrera perfectly embody VAEA’s mission of celebrating the cultures of Venezuela and the United States.
Mr. Herrera is a renowned journalist, a special-projects editor at Vanity Fair magazine and in Venezuela he shared with Sofia Imber the famous television program “Buenos Dias”.
Mrs. Herrera is a celebrated fashion designer and style icon. As a fashion designer, her contribution of timeless and elegant creations has been universally recognized and admired; As an icon, her beauty and personal aesthetic have been inspiration for many photographers including: Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe, José Sigala, Victor Skrebneski, Annie Leibovitz, and Mario Testino.
Mr. and Mrs. Herrera share a passion for art and philanthropy and actively support many charities and noble causes.
It is acknowledging these philanthropic spirit that Reinaldo and Carolina Herrera, exemplary citizens of both countries joined VAEA as Gala Chairs to support the international recognition to the career of Sofia Imber and our mission towards U.S. and Venezuelan culture.
Sofia Imber is one of the most outstanding personalities in the history of Venezuelan art and journalism, being a notable advocator for the arts in Venezuela and throughout Latin America.
Imber’s contributions to the arts as a journalist, art promoter, educator and philanthropist have made her an ideal recipient of VAEA’s highest award. As a journalist, Sofia helped the establishment of the cultural pages of the Venezuelan newspaper El Universal, and worked with dozens of publications across the continent; as a promoter of the arts, in 1973 she founded and directed for 31 years The Museum of Contemporary Art of Caracas, considered to be one of the most important museums of Latin America.
Sofia will receive the Páez Medal of Art 2014 during VAEA’s Annual Benefit Gala taking place Wednesday November 19th 2014 at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center in New York City.
VAEA, founded June 13th 1990 is a New York based 501 (c) 3 non-for profit organization with the mission of strengthening the ties of friendship between the United States of America and Venezuela through bi-national social and cultural programs.
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For more information:
Contact: Valeria Cordero, Executive Director
firstname.lastname@example.org | 917 285 VAEA (8232)
* Photo: Reinaldo and Carolina Herrera by Jose Sigala, Hacienda La Vega, Caracas 1971