a voices breaking boundaries fundraiser
La Valiente : : VBB Turns 13!
Saturday, May 4, 2013 | 8:00 - 10 pm
Home of Dina Al-Sowayel and Tony Chase
9 Briarwood Court, Houston, TX 77019
$100 per individual | $175 per couple | Sponsor Levels Below
Over the past few years, Voices Breaking Boundaries (VBB) and its Board have honored a single person who reflects VBB’s passionate commitment to speaking out and inciting social change through art. To mark the entrance into our “teen” years, VBB’s 2013 Valiente Award will honor founders of the organization: Marcela Descalzi, Jacsun Shah + Sehba Sarwar.
Aperitivos will be provided along with free valet parking. The evening is an opportunity for YOU to support VBB so we can continue to explore urgent issues in Houston and beyond.
PURCHASE TICKETS TO LA VALIENTE OR JOIN US AT A SPONSORSHIP LEVEL THAT FITS YOU!
La Luna: ($1,500+)
(6 tickets to our La Valiente fundraiser + 2 VBB Art Catalogs*)
La Estrella: ($750+)
(4 tickets to our La Valiente fundraiser + 2 VBB art catalogs)
Franci Crane, Melanie Gray, Michael Zilkha
El Corazon: ($500+)
(4 tickets to our La Valiente fundraiser + 1 VBB art catalog)
Neelofur & Sami Ahmad, Margot Backus, Gayle & Mike DeGuerin, Kathy & Robin Harrison, Beverly & Howard Robinson,
Dorothee Sauter & Josef Helfenstein, Jaspal Subhlok
La Mano: ($250+)
(2 tickets to our La Valiente fundraiser + 1 VBB art catalog)
Yolando Alvarado, Claudia Baba, Bettie Cartwright,
Liz Chiao & Raul Ramos, Dinah Chetrit & Rich Levy, Sharin Elkholy, Helen Fosdick, Sissy Farenthold, Marc Grossberg, Marilyn Jones & Brad Morris, Carl Lindahl, Melaney Linton, Dean Liscum,
Susana Monteverde & William Grimsinger, Rufi & Raj Natarajan,
Kathryn Rabinow, Sally & Bill Russ, Sehba Sarwar & Rene Saldivar, Salma & Riaz Siddiqi, Mehnaz Shafi & Muzaffar Qazilbash,
Gabriela Trzebinski & Carlisle Vandervoort, Andrea & Bill White, Michael Woodson, Lorraine Wulfe, Katherine & Mark Yzaguirre.
We invite you as both our supporters and friends to celebrate VBB’s entrance into our “teen” years! In honor of the moment, VBB’s Valiente award—taken from “the strong,” in the Mexican Loteria cards—has been renamed La Valiente, emphasizing the term’s local, cultural and geopolitical origins.
*All donations are tax-deductible and will go towards the support of VBB. Art Catalogs are new publications we are creating to highlight two of VBB’s recent living room art productions: Homes and Histories and Women Under Siege.
We hope you will join us as we look backward to our origins and forward as we begin our next big living room arts production, Borderlines. This project will celebrate open spaces that are still to be found in regions lacerated by externally-imposed borders. We will be focusing on connections between south Texas and South Asia, and our ambivalent proximity to and positionality in relation to the Mexican border.
As we envision VBB continuing to grow beyond the original voices—so critical to its infancy and early years—our new productions will also introduce young artists and new staff members who join us to reflect upon our communities’ diverse connections to multiple borders.