Marie Johns, D.C. Mayorial Candidate Supports the Arts at Fundraising Event

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Marie Johns, D.C. Mayoral Candidate has been selected as auctioneer for a special fundraiser to support local artist and cancer patient, Nzaba-Robert Richardson. The event, titled "BEGINNINGS," will feature Richardson's artworks spanning his 30 year career as an artist on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 from 6:30 pm until 9:00 p.m. at Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts in Washington,DC.

Creative Artisans Hosts “BEGINNINGS” a Charity Art Auction to benefit the medical needs of Artist Nzaba-Robert Richardson on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW, Washington, D.C. The event is free and open to the public. For additional information visit or call Myrtis Bedolla at 301/681-4575.

The evening features a retrospective of jazz inspired paintings and portraits created by Nzaba over the course of his 30 year artistic career. There will be a silent auction from 6:30 p.m. until 7:45 p.m. followed by a lively auction presided by Marie Johns, D.C. Mayoral Candidate. Live bidding will begin at 8:00 p.m. As a tribute to Nzaba’s love for jazz, there will be a musical performance by Melvin Rogers, jazz keyboardist.

Marie Johns, D.C. Mayoral Candidate has a record of achievement in the community, particularly in the areas of education and economic development. Her love and support of her community has guided much of her volunteer service. Leading support to this event is a natural extension of her dedication to the citizens of Washington, D.C.

Creative Artisans is an art consultancy which provides art advisory services to private and corporate collectors, and artist representation. The company supports local non-profit organizations by donating valuable works of art and providing event sponsorship through its community outreach programs.

Smith Farm Center is a non-profit organization that provides healing resources & support for adults living with cancer, their caregivers & the health care professionals that support them.

Event co-sponsors: Authentic Art Consulting, Virtual Echoes,and Brown Sugar Restaurant

For map and directions visit: or call 202/483-8600.

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