Red & Blue Gala, date: June 17th, 2021 Location: La Rouge.
Les Couleurs Charity is a non-profit organization known for its comprehensive CREATE program implemented across orphanages in Haiti and Mexico. It aims to foster children’s creativity and empower them through arts education.
On Thursday, June 17th, the non-profit brought together over 500 influential figures and celebrities from the arts, entertainment, medical and various other industries for a Red & Blue Charity Gala in Miami, FL with the purpose to raise funds to reopen the art programs in Mexico City that had been suspended due to Covid-19. All the guests were dressed in elegant red and blue outfits, colors of the Haitian flag to remind the guests of a great need for better educational opportunities in Haiti.
Les Couleurs Charity, founded by Aura Copeland, former model and footwear designer, operates in Port-au-Prince, Haiti since 2014. Local team of teachers both in Haiti and Mexico commute to orphanages and teach children visual arts, dance, music and English Language classes.
Since the non-profit provides the most vulnerable children with arts education, it received the outpouring support from the art community not only in Miami, but around the world. The cause really resonates with the artists since through their donated artwork they are able to provide the less fortunate children with opportunity to experience the joy of creativity.
Aura Copeland has also recently launched Les Couleurs Miami Beach Art Magazine where she mostly features artists supporting the non-profit.
At the Red & Blue Gala, Miss Haiti 2020,- Eden Berandoive unveiled the artwork donated by the artist Super Buddha, who is a longtime supporter of the charity and who was the honoree of the night.
The evening had an impressive line up of performing artists as well: Aida Cruz, Daniel Zapata, Shimon Suissa, violinist Tamara Sieviieva, Haitian cellist Guy Michel, Haitian voodoo priest and an incredible performer Jude Papaloko. Finally, the star of the night, world class artist and designer Radmila Lolly dressed in dazzling indigo blue outfit, stunned the crowd with her powerful voice. Her entire team was dressed in elaborate red and blue outfits designed by her.
Evening was hosted by Victoria’s Secret model Alicia Hall and Haitian Former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe who flew in the same day to show his support, while taking a quick break from his book tour. Mr. Lamothe’s heartwarming speech on the work Aura Copeland is doing in Haiti stole everyone’s hearts.
Silent art auction was supported by some prominent as well as emerging local artists: Domenica Rossi, TRAN$PARENT artist, Kyle Shindler, Lina Condes, Sans Sucre and Katie Jay amongst many others. 15 year old artist Surush Buribekov was drawing live all night his very favorite supercar while surrounded by the curious crowd entire night.
The most significant artwork donated by the color blind Brazilian artist Carlos Cesar Alves was then acquired by yet another Brazilian, CEO of BRG Realty Group, an architect Matias Alem. The artwork now is adorning his office on Lincoln Road.
Les Couleurs Charity also partnered up with NFT BAZL, that committed to donate percentage to the charity from any NFT’s sold throughout the night.
On the red carpet, along the side of the founder and CEO of Les Couleurs Charity,- Aura Copeland, dressed in a very tight, red dress by Ema Savahl you could spot Haitian TV personality James Pierre, artist Federico Uribe, prominent New York’s plastic surgeon Rafael Magana, Jiu Jitsu World GP Expo Champion Ricardo Rezende, CEO of Inmobiliare Magazine Guillermo Almazo and a founder of Art Bound Miami,- Yoeli Goldstein.
Evening was sponsored by: Yon-Ka,- luxury French skincare brand, Mario Sperry Jiu Jitsu school, Elizabeth Greenwich & Co NYC, Valmas Cremas and Mariana Basso Designs.
Delicious sushi was catered by local 17 Restaurant & Sushi Bar.