Wednesday, May 7, 2008

What's YOUR Cultural Vision? April 29th Art Show a SUCCESS!!

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Welcome to the month of May! Global Awareness Project is in full bloom with the success of their "What's Your Cultural Vision?" Art Show held April 29th at 2001 Nightclub. Over 600 Grand Strand residents were in attendance to mingle amongst the 79 artists displaying their work. 30 artists were students at the Academy for the Arts, Science and Technology. Local eateries such as Bonefish Grill, Umi's Pacific Grill, Thoroughbreds, Croissants Bakery, Bimini's Oyster Bar and The Office offered up some of the best selections on their menu to guests. Visual art was not the only medium on hand; live music thanks to Paul Grimshaw, Tom Hanlin and Bobbie and Aaron Holt. Dance exhibitions were given by students from the Myrtle Beach School of Performing Arts and The Academy for Arts, Science and Technology. If that is not enough excitement for you, Dawn Yaeger, owner of Shanti Yoga Studio amazed the crowd with a flawless yoga demonstration and local artist, Cailtin Biedler painted live during the performance. The Pleasure Soul DJ crew kept the beat fresh all evening with returning special guest DJ and master of ceremonies, DJ Mickey Durivage from New York City.
GAP's efforts towards bringing the community of Myrtle Beach together to promote charity organizations through the arts raised just over $12,000 and selling 49 art pieces. All proceeds from the show go towards funding their 2009 "What's Your Cultural Vision?" calendar featuring art work from the students at the Academy for Arts, Science and Technology and creating awareness for twelve local non profit organizations.
Global Awareness Project would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for their support. Without everyone's support, this event would not have been possible so thank you all so very much:
2001 Nightclub, The Weekly Surge, Bonefish Grill, Bimini's Oyster Bar, CASE Solutions, Inkhaus, Paul Grimshaw, Tom Hanlin, Bob and Kim McCord, Pleasure Soul DJ Crew, Calvin Blassingame, Tomtom, Caitlin Beidler, Dawn Yaeger, Rebecca Bohm, Rick Spivey, Deby Pace, Cathy Hall and her education class at the AAST (you guys rock!), Jesse Jordan, Bobbie and Aaron Holt, Jessica King and dancers from the Myrtle Beach School of Performing Arts, Ivy Hall and dance class at the AAST, DJ Mickey Durivage, Blair Browning, Danielle Buffo, Baker Haynes, Victoria Canty, Steven Haines, Jenny Edwards, Mel Jerdon, Regular Carl, Jenn Thomas, Tina Atkinson, Kristy Falk, Trish Dyer, Marie Mullis, Paula Player, Dana Buffo, Meg King, David Player, Jared Hendrix, Carmen Ash, Jamal Curtis Thomas Hart, Caleb Coblentz.

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