Monday, February 12, 2007

Arte del Amor

Saturday night, our Arte del Amor Dance Party got every guest in the mood for Valentine’s Day with sizzling Salsa beats and sensuous, driving percussion. Expert choreographer & instructor Blandon Joiner gave the quick and dirty on Salsa steps to the beat of live, driving percussion, while novice and expert dancers kept the Salsa Room smoking all night long. In the Ultra Lounge, DJ Brent Crampton and Shif-D kept couples grooving with their smoothly pulsing blend of music that featured Latin, African and R&B beats. And Espana Restaurant provided sumptuous tapas and prepared a mouth-watering, three-foot round pan of paella live on site for the crowd to indulge in and savor along with their specially blended Arte del Amor cocktails. Add the passion of exceptional contemporary art for sale through our Arte del Amor benefit, and love wasn’t just in the air, it’s going to stay around all year long. And if you missed out on the Art of Love, our benefit sale continued through Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, February 14. For that special Valentine, don’t say it with flowers, say it with art—the art of love.

The above article is from the news archive on the Bemis Center website. The Arte del Amor Dance Party was a great event, and I hope to see more like it in the future!! It was special for me to be there because I'm lucky enough to be friends with all those involved. Hence, the photos for today.....(2nd photo is a bonus since I missed posting yesterday!)

Below are Blandon and Jennifer showing off their dance moves on the floor! Check out their website.

Below is award-winning DJ, Brent Crampton, at the Arte Del Amor event at the Bemis Center this past Saturday. ***Stay tuned for more to come in the future about Salsa instructor Blandon Joiner, and also Espana Restaurant, mentioned in the above article.

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