VAEA would like to give a special thanks for all that supported us in our Annual Benefit Gala Honoring Master Carlos Cruz-Diez.
A special thanks to Adriana, Mariana and Irene Cruz for traveling to NY to receive the Paez Medal of Art on Behalf of Master Carlos Cruz-Diez, we are honored and touched to have the Master’s Family as part of our celebration.
Our immense gratitude to our Gala Chairs Maria Brito and Marcio Souza for their invaluable support.
Thanks to our fabulous Mistress of Ceremony Anabella Kogan Troconis, DJ Extraordinaire Titina Penzini and Music Sensation David Mazzarri for sharing their talents and making VAEA’s celebration a night to remember.
Our gratitude to the artists that donated pieces for our silent auction, Oliver Krish, Daniel Benaim, Nathan Aspaugh, Ray Smith, Yoshi and Miguel Ponz.
A special thanks to our staff and volunteers Elizabeth Ray, Francisco Morales, Silvia Mazzarri, Weasly Thompson, Brandon Green, Diego Rooks, Martha Polanco, Carlos Padilla, Maria Builes & Mariana Martin.
And last but not least a very worm thanks to our sponsors and partners for their support Chadbourne & Parke, ACC Brokers, Pinta Art Fair, Ron Santa Teresa, Delta Airlines, Angel Sanchez, Leonardo Armas, Sego Jewelry, Veneto America, Ray Productions and The House of V. We are grateful to have such a generous group of friends and companies supporting our cause.
Thank you for a fantastic celebration of Venezuelan and American Culture!
Ali Cordero Casal
Chairman of the Board of
The Venezuelan American Endowment for the Arts (VAEA)
Mr. Marcio Souza &
Mrs. Maria Brito de Souza
Cordially invite you to attend:
VAEA’s Annual Benefit Gala
Honoring Master Carlos Cruz-Diez with the Paez Medal of Art
Mistress of Ceremony Anabella Kogan Troconis
Live Performance by David Mazzarri
Music Set by DJ Titina Penzini
Friday, November 16th 2012
Dinner Gala Attendee | 8:00pm | $500 ($263 of this gift is tax-deductible)
Dinner Gala Table of Ten | 8:00pm | $7500 ($5130 of this gist is tax-deductible)
Gala Attendee | 10:30pm | $200 ($125 of this gift is tax-deductible)
The Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Circle, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10024
VAEA would like to thank our sponsors and partners:
2012 Gala Clockwise from left: Honorary Chairs Marcio Souza and Maria Brito, Gala Sponsors Chadbourne & Parke, Adriana Cruz and VAEA Chairman Ali Cordero Casal, Detail of Goodie Bags designed by Master Carlos Cruz-Diez, DJ Titina Penzini and Journalist Gianfranco Berardinelli.
photos by Patrick McMullan and Luis Enrique Rivera