|Glamourous art event 'Dollars For Scholars' raises funds for Dr Meyer Rassin Foundation programs|
|Thursday, 01 December 2011 08:41|
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Art and food lovers got a special treat when they spent an evening at the home of award-winning artist Jane Waterous to help raise money to fund the Doctors Hospital Dr Meyer Rassin Foundation Scholarship Programme.
Nine of Jane’s paintings sold, and in addition to generously opening up her home for the ultra chic art show, cocktail party, and Rubins fashion show, Jane donated half the proceeds of all pieces sold that night to ensure more young Bahamians get an opportunity to study in the healthcare fields.
Many corporate sponsors helped make the evening a tremendous success. Food Art by Cacique put together a mouthwatering menu of savoury and sweet treats and both Burns House and Bristol Wines and Spirits ensured the drinks flowed throughout the evening.
In addition to walking home with an original piece of art, those patrons who bought a painting that evening were entered into a special drawing for a $2499 travel voucher that was very kindly donated by Tavares & Higgs. The grand prize was won by an anonymous art buyer.
Other corporate partners include: Bahamas Wholesale Agencies, Sherwin Williams, The British Colonial Hilton, Bahamas Plastic Surgery, The Dermal Clinic, Oreyo Brothers and The Movi Group of Companies.
“This entire evening was a tremendous success. We raised money and perhaps more importantly over the long term, we were able to raise awareness of The Dr Meyer Rassin Foundation, what it is we do, and the importance of ensuring young Bahamians are educated in the allied healthcare fields so that Bahamian society has the best medical care possible,” said Barry Rassin, President, Doctors Hospital.
For more information on The Doctors Hospital Dr Meyer Rassin Foundation and for details on how to apply for scholarships, go to http://www.doctorshosp.com/foundation.php.
Photo 1: International speaker and author Steve Holt and his wife Hollie joined Doctors Hospital President Barry Rassin and his wife Esther for a chat about the Dr Meyer Rassin Foundation
Photo 2: A number of associates working at Doctors Hospital were able to achieve their education or advance their careers thanks in part to scholarships from The Doctors Hospital Dr Meyer Rassin Foundation.
Award winning artist and longtime Bahamian resident Jane Waterous (right) discussed her art, including the impressive Buddha painting hanging behind her, with guest Eleanor Whitely.
Dr Meyer Rassin Foundation Chairman Dr Judson Eneas presents Robert D’Albenas with his raffle prize – a weeked for two at the British Colonial Hilton
Robin Symonette, LeRoy Archer, Rick Lowe and Doctors Hospital Chief Financial Officer Joanne Lowe admired the art of Jane Waterous at the Dr Meyer Rassin Foundation Dollars For Scholars fundraiser.
Lovely ladies Star FM’s Buena Wright, Dr Meyer Rassin Foundation board member Michele Rassin and Hilary Hall smile for the camera
Dr Meyer Rassin Foundation board members Dr Judson Eneas and John Robertson picked the winning raffle tickets for the evening.
This moving painting captured the attention of many at the show. Jane Waterous explained that the young boy returned to his home following a hurricane and the only thing left was his bicycle.
Debbie Geear Bethell models some of the latest holiday fashions available at Rubins. Throughout the evening, major sponsor Rubns had a bevy of models sashaying through the art show
Robin Brownrigg and LeRoy Archer share a joke at the Dr Meyer Rassin Foundation Dollars For Scholars fundraiser
Jason Robertson and Brian Moodie take a break from looking at the fabulous artwork
Chrystonia Robertson helps pick winners for the raffle while Steve and Hollie Holt look on
Kathy Ingraham was a very lucky lady indeed, winning two raffle prizes that evening. She was treated to a Dermalogica gift certificate from the Dermal Clinic and a certificate for an assessment and treatment at the Bahamas Plastic Surgery Centre. Dr Meyer Rassin Foundation Board member Dr Judson Eneas presented her with her prizes
Robin Brownrigg congratulates Robin Symonette on her big win – a box of cigars from Graycliff. Dr Meyer Rassin Foundation Board member Dr Judson Eneas presented her with her prizes
FoodArt by Cacique transformed the home of artist Jane Waterous into a magical place for the Dr Meyer Rassin Foundation Dollars for Scholars fundraiser. (Photo by Vision Photography for FoodArt by Cacique)
A painting in Jane Waterous’ signature ‘Gatherings’ series features a Bahamian flag. (Photo by Vision Photography for FoodArt by Cacique)
FoodArt by Cacique prepared tantalizing sweet and savoury dishes for art show guests to dine on all night long. (Photo by Vision Photography for FoodArt by Cacique)
One of Jane Waterous’ signature ‘Gatherings’ series of paintings puts her adopted home, The Bahamas, at the center of the world. . (Photo by Vision Photography for FoodArt by Cacique)
Guests enjoyed the art and food at the Dr Meyer Rassin Foundation Dollars for Scholars art show at the home of artist Jane Waterous. Half the proceeds from all art sales that evening was donated to The Foundation to provide scholarships for Bahamians studying in healthcare. (Photo by Vision Photography for FoodArt by Cacique)
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