Page 8 - Martin Downs Bulletin - December '21
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      Art Happenings from page 7                           Su b j e c t s i n c l u d e d
                                                         everything from national
      Record Turnout At VSOA Art                         monuments to state parks,
                                                         and included thought-filled
      Exhibit                                            narratives.
                                                           Speakers included Stuart
      By Jackie Holfelder                                Mayor Eula Clark,  VSOA
        Lynne Barletta, Founder of Visionary School of Arts   Founder Lynne Barletta, VSOA
      (VSOA) has announced that attendance at the America,   Board  President  Mushtaq
      the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave exhibit’s   Maxwell and INFINITI Stuart
      opening night event on Nov. 5 set a new record for the   General Manager Michael
      nonprofit.                                         Eagle.
        The  show  recognized  the  beauty  of  the  nation  with     The show opened with
      an art show entitled, “America the Beautiful,” at which   Joe Durr singing the
      VSOA students aged 5 to 18, painted their interpretations   national anthem. “America
      of  the  theme  from  their  own  experiences  and  travels   the Beautiful” took place at
      across the country.                                INFINITI of Stuart, the 2021
                                                         Platinum Sponsor. South State
                                                         Bank,  Blueyes Foundation,   Emily, Pete and Dominic Morello, Lynne Barletta, founder/director of VSOA and Rob
                                                         Women Supporting the Arts,   Lord, outgoing president of Cleveland Clinic Martin Health
                                                         Barbara Grimmer and Vianne
                                                         Nichols sponsored student scholarships. Ellie’s Deli
                                                         provided delicious desserts.
                                                           Visionary School of Arts, established in 2010, is a
                                                         501(c)(3) nonprofit that uses art to not only provide a
                                                         creative outlet for students of all ages, but to use art as a
                                                         vehicle, in order to bring messages of leadership, values
                                                         and change.
                                                           For more information visit
                                                         or call (772) 283-4888.
                                                                                    Photos by Liz McKinley
      Gianna Falcones, VSOA  Reagan Smith, VSOA intern
      intern and student       and student                                                                 Mattine Jensen, VSOA student

                                                         Lynne Barletta and Michael Eagle, general manager of
      Lana Swartzendruber, VSOA student                  INFINITI Stuart                                   Shawn LaGrega, Emily Neilson and Melissa Neilson
                                                          good Works

       Zweben Law Group Bike                               “Everyone remembers their first new bike because a
       Drive Gets Rolling With                           bicycle is so much more than a present,” said Gene Zweben,
                                                         Zweben Law Group. “It represents a sense of freedom; a rite
       Kickoff Party To Benefit

       United Way Holiday Project

         For the eighth year in a row, Zweben Law Group is
       partnering with United Way of Martin County on the Zweben
       Law Group Bike Drive to make the holidays extra special for
       local families struggling to make ends meet. The month-long
       initiative aims to raise enough money to cover the cost of
       brand-new bikes, scooters, and skateboards to be given to
       children in need through the United Way Holiday Project.
         To launch the endeavor, nearly 70 supporters attended the
       Zweben Law Group Bike Drive Kickoff Party at Casa Tequila
       on Nov. 18. Attendees mixed and mingled on the outdoor patio                                        Gene Zweben, Cher Fischer, Carol G. Houwaart-Diez
       with delicious food and drinks and enjoyed a few songs played
       by the Casa Tequila mariachi band.                Jim and Valerie Stern with Sheila Carr            Good Works on page 9

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