Crime Prevention Institute Announces Fourth Annual Benefit Concert and Art Auction

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Sara Hickman and David Rice to perform; art auction with East Austin Studio Tour artists and inmate art.

The Crime Prevention Institute (CPI) is pleased to announce the line-up of their fourth annual benefit: Sara Hickman and David Rice will be performing at the Salvage Vanguard Theater on Tuesday, November 6, 2007, 7:00 pm. (Tickets can be purchased for $25 online at The benefit will also feature an art auction with art donated by many East Austin Studio Tour artists as well as inmates currently incarcerated in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Crime Prevention Institute Executive Director, Laura Smith states, "This is really an extraordinarily unique event. It is supported by the community with art from East Austin, by the inmates incarcerated in East Austin, and the Salvage Vanguard Theater which is also located in East Austin. It just provides an incredible connection between the community and CPI and reinforces our mission of positive reintegration for those returning to Austin from incarceration."
Artists donating to the event include: Aly Winningham, whose works have been featured in Whole Foods (Candy Island) and The Domain, Artists from the Austin Figurative Gallery comprised of: David Ohkerling, Lin Rich, Patrick Boicourt, Chris Minley and Teresa Avini. Other artist studios include jthier photography, Lightcrafters and Red Rider Studios. All of the art will be featured in a silent auction format with the exception of a few pieces which will be auctioned off live.
ABOUT CPI: The Crime Prevention Institute breaks the cycle of crime of those transitioning from incarceration to communities. This Austin-based nonprofit has been strengthening individuals, families, and communities through education, information, resources, and case management for the last 15 years

The Crime Prevention Institute developed the Targeted Project Re-Enterprise (TPRE) program, in partnership with the City of Austin and Travis County, to help individuals at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Travis Unit State Jail build a clear path to self-sufficiency and crime-free living through gainful employment. In 1998, CPI partnered with the Girl Scouts Lone Star Council to develop the Enterprising Girl Scouts Beyond Bars (EGSBB) program. EGSBB facilitates healing interaction between incarcerated women and their daughters .

ABOUT SARA HICKMAN: Sara Hickman is returning to the world of adult music after five years of creating award-winning music for children.

She's been on major and indie labels, she's been on national and local TV and in the press, but check out where she is now with her 8th adult release! Includes guest artists Shawn Colvin, Kelly Willis, Ruthie Foster, Adrian Belew, Jimmy La Fave, and more!

Sara Hickman released her "Motherlode", an ambitious two-disc CD set of 20 songs, on June 20, 2006.

ABOUT DAVID RICE: Singer/songwriter/producer/composer David Rice signed with Columbia Records in the mid 90s to release his album Greenelectric. After parting with Sony David began writing and producing for pop acts such as Mandy Moore.

He went on to co-write the main title theme to ABC's Hope and Faith and license dozens of compositions to TV and film. David has since composed music for and/or performed in dozens of national commercials, his organic instrumentation and voice appearing in spots for AT&T, Coca-Cola, Folgers, Hyundai, and Ford. He is releasing his latest album Eighty Miles to Stand Up in January.

Further information can be found at

WHO: Sara Hickman and David Rice
WHERE: Salvage Vanguard Theater 2803 Manor Road
WHEN: 7:00 pm, Tuesday November 6th
Tickets can be purchased at $25.00

Laura Smith, E.D.

Press Contact:
Sarah Binion
DIVA Global Communications


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