Guardian Behavioral Health Foundation “Get the Picture, Support the Cause” Fundraiser
Please join us for an evening of art and music to benefit Guardian Behavioral Health Foundation. Members of the public, art collectors and enthusiasts are all welcome to participate in what is sure to be an outstanding evening of art appreciation. The event will include a live painting by Joshua Oliveira, music, wine and hors d’oeuvres. 100% of ticket sales and 40% of artwork sales will be donated to our foundation to assist individuals and families living with mental illness to sustain and improve their quality of life.
When: Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Oliveira Gallery of Contemporary Art
3556 North Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Cost: Tickets are $45
To purchase tickets got to www.guardianbehavioral.org/events
About the Artist: Joshua Oliveira, the true born son of two Portuguese immigrants who left their homeland for the shores of the American Dream in their teen years. The New Bedford public school system was the only formal art training Joshua received along with observing Bob Ross improvise landscapes on tv. Graffiti inspired early art as it was the Museum one never left from, lacing the culture of America’s inner cities. Not growing up with much, he was forced to use his imagination to manufacture endless childhood entertainment.
Intrigued by the unexplainable peace exuding from the local Franciscan Monks, Joshua left everything behind and entered the monastery at the age of 18. Although having nothing and enjoying the happiest three years of his life, an unexplained illness forced him to leave and search for a new path.
Having been told by the University he wouldn’t make money selling art, Joshua studied Graphic design instead, which later has shown to be the compositional hallmark of his works to come. After a year of painting on canvas, Joshua came out of the artistic closet in 2006 with his invitation to create art live with his cousin’s band, Cadbury Diesel.
After selling most of his work that weekend, Joshua embarked on turning a seemingly impossible childhood dream into a full time reality.
Since he has performed on the Holland America Cruise Line from NY to Bermuda, and collaborated with multi-Grammy Award winning musicians, with over 120 shows through the Boston and Providence nightlife scene. Awakening the world to not only enjoy art in its finished state but equally in it’s becoming.