Together We Rise: 45th Anniversary Gala

Together We Rise: 45th Anniversary Gala

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Together We Rise: 45th Anniversary Gala
1 Center Street
Newark, 07102
November 14, 2017 6:00 pm
November 14, 2017 8:30 pm
La Casa de Don Pedro
October 23, 2017
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1 Center Street, Newark, 07102, United States
Together We Rise
As we close out La Casa de Don Pedro’s 45th anniversary, we’re holding a party that celebrates our legacy and recognizes Newark’s vibrant and growing artist community.

Join us and friends for an unforgettable evening of fine cocktails & hors d’oeuvres, music, art, and dance.


Dr. Nancy E. Cantor, Chancellor of Rutgers University – Newark, whose vision of building bridges between community and university is transforming Newark’s public spaces. She also helped conceived Express Newark, the City’s newest arts incubator.

Michellene Davis, Esq., A trailblazing leader at the forefront of change, Ms. Davis is RWJ Barnabas Health’s Executive Vice President & Chief Corporate Affairs Officer. She has dedicated her career to empowering women and supporting diversity in the workforce.

Rodney Gilbert, founder and CEO of Yendor Productions, a Newark-based firm dedicated to bringing the arts to the people in underserved communities
Artists are warmly welcomed with special ticket pricing.

Discount tickets available for nonprofits.

It’s going to be an exciting night! Join us!

Please RSVP By November 7th.

Opportunities to purchase journal ads are available, too  Please reserve your space in the journal by October 27.


The evening will feature five artists selected from La Casa’s Call for Artists.
The Call for Artists Selection Committee consisted of Layqa Nuna Yawar, Lauren Meehan, Emma Wilcox, and Jossue Bonilla.

Spencer Frohwirth and
Newark In Tune 

Newark in Tune is a community project where a diverse group of young artists wrote and performed an authentic song reflecting their stunning vision for the city they call their home. “Small Town Big City” spans hip-hop, jazz, Latin and dance music, and the newly released music video takes us on a journey throughout the city to bring to light the beauty and unparalleled energy of Newark, NJ.

Georgie Morel

Art is a  platform to express Georgie’s beliefs, frustrations, dreams and hopes. It is a mean of communication. Georgie is inclined to work with figurative painting attempting to interfuse symbolism and abstraction to his work. He has exhibited at the Queens Museum, the Union City Museum of Art, Briarcliffe College in Long Island, City Without Walls, the Ecuadorian Consulate in Newark, and other institutions.

Stanley Gavidia

“I can’t say anything concrete about painting, what happens on the canvas is unpredictable and  surprising to me. Each painting suggests something. Once I sense the suggestion, I begin to paint intuitively and when the painting is finished the subject reveals itself. I leave it to the spectator to fix meaning. It can always be interpreted in many ways.”

LaQuin and the Family Tree Band
LaQuin and the Family Tree Band are a mission driven Funk, Hip-Hop, and Improvisation band consisting of drums, sax, guitar, and LaQuin’s on spot arrangements driven by Ableton Push.


“Struggle is ubiquitous, triumph is personal.”


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