Young At Art host­s16th an­nual ‘Women of Vi­sion Lun­cheon’

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The court­yard of Young At Art Mu­seum in Davie will be the back­drop for the 16th an­nual“Women of Vi­sion Lun­cheon” on Feb. 6 at 11 a.m.

Vi­sion­ary civic and busi­ness lead­ers who are mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in the com­mu­nity will be rec­og­nized, in­clud­ing com­mu­nity ac­tivistNelly Rice as Young At Art Vol­un­teer of the Year and Chan­talNichtawitz of IKEA Sun­rise as Young At Art Cor­po­rate Part­ner of the Year. Broward County Com­mis­sioner LoisWexler will serve as honorary chair.

“Each year we cel­e­brate all of ourWomen of Vi­sion,” said Mindy Shrago, CEO of Young At Art Mu­seum. “In ad­di­tion this year, we proudly hon­orNelly and Chan­tal, who have gone above and be­yond with their sup­port of all of our ef­forts both here in our fab­u­lous new Mu­seum and in years past. Nelly has gen­er­ously ded­i­cated count­less hours and re­sources to many of Young At Art’s pro­grams. And all you have to do is look around the Mu­seum, and you will see IKEA’s dis­tinc­tive touches ev­ery­where. Chan­tal and her team also have do­nated so much of their time and beau­ti­ful fur­nish­ings and dec­o­ra­tive pieces to the new Young At Art.”

As in years past, the“Women of Vi­sion Lun­cheon” will ben­e­fit the Mu­seum’s pro­grams for un­der­served and at-risk youth. They in­clude ArtREACH, an af­ter-school pro­gram in part­ner­ship with Broward County Pub­lic Schools ded­i­cated to bring­ing the arts to chil­dren liv­ing in home­less fam­ily shel­ters, and GirlsN’ Power, an in­no­va­tive part­ner­ship with PACE Cen­ter for Girls de­signed to build self-es­teem and crit­i­cal think­ing skills through art.

An an­nual tra­di­tion con­tin­ues this year as each of the Women of Vi­sion will be pre­sented with a hand-crafted, in­tri­cately de­signed, orig­i­nal piece of ster­ling sil­ver jew­elry cre­ated by Young At Art Mu­seum’s Artist in Res­i­dence, Chisseko Kon­dowe.

Spon­sors for this year’s “Women of Vi­sion” in­clude Craig Zinn Au­to­mo­tiveGroup, David and Fran­cie Horvitz Fam­ily Foun­da­tion, FPL, Leo Good­win Foun­da­tion Inc. and Macy’sWest­field Broward Mall.

A model for mu­se­ums na­tion­wide, the Gold-LEED cer­ti­fied Young At Art Mu­seum is the epi­cen­ter of cul­tural arts ed­u­ca­tion for fam­i­lies. Young At Art’smis­sion is to pro­vide in­spir­ing, in­ter­ac­tive ex­pe­ri­ences in which art is cen­tral to shap­ing young minds and en­rich­ing the com­mu­nity.

For more in­for­ma­tion and for reser­va­tions, con­tact Mary Lynn Per­rino at 954-424-5023.

Pho­tos by Kara Starzyk

Mindy Bork­son, left, Mindy Shrago andMaya Ezratti

Peter Stein­weg, left, Eris San­dler and El­liot Bork­son

Juliet Roul­hac, left, and Den­nardWash­ing­ton

Linda Voigt, left, and Jodi Ep­stein

Peter Stein­weg, left, and Nelly Rice

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