Saint Ann School will be holding their first art auction March 9, 2017 at Artis-Naples’ Figge Conservatory. It’s an opportunity that fits right into our mission: to provide the community affordable cultural, educational and performance opportunities while developing a new arts center to better serve the audiences and artists of Collier County. We believe this mission includes benefitting the Southwest Florida Arts community with the numerous years of experience found in the CAPA Board. The Saint Ann School event will feature Latino artists from the area and across the nation.
Last week, Cassandra Ruanova-Cordero of the Saint Ann Latino Contemporary Art Auction (SALCAA) met with Nikki Clark, CAPA Manager of Marketing Administration, Richard Tooke, CAPA Director and Charles Marshall, CAPA volunteer, to lay out the game plan for getting the artists participation in the event.
CAPA’s Chick Heithaus and Margret Chevalier had set up an initial meeting with Cassandra and quickly realized the value of a collaboration between CAPA and the St. Ann School. The monies raised from the art auction are used exclusively for the Latino Scholarship Fund at the St. Ann School, where approximately 30% of the student body is Latino and 12 students attend the school through the fund.
Together CAPA and SALCAA share a commitment to enrichment and education that provide an inspirational resource for our diverse community. By raising the awareness of the contributions of Latino artists, we create a greater understanding and appreciation of Latino Heritage in the Untied States while supporting Latino students in achieving the American Dream.