Unveiling was the third in a series of fundraising events created to
combine the visual and performing arts. During the days of European
royalty operas and other musical and theatrical performances were staged
in combination with exhibitions of paintings and sculpture. In San Diego
Pandeli Lazaridi, director of the Small
Opera of San Diego, together with Jenifer
Broomberg, a fine artist, put together an opera performance
in combination with an exhibit of Jenifer's paintings.
2004, was a gala affair held at the estate of Ian Ashley
and Dr. Brian Judelson. Over 300 people attended and it was a marvelous
Paul Batt, executive director of the Museum
Artists Foundation, attended that event and together with
Diego Visual Artists Guild (SDVAG) member Jenifer Broomberg,
and Pandeli Lazaridi created Façade
2005. Over 600 people attended and thousands of dollars were
raised for both the Opera and MAF. The response to this event was phenomenal.
Comments such "party of the century", the best party I ever
attended", and "the perfect party", reflected the joy
and exhilaration that was electric throughout the entire evening.
Dennis and Jenifer bouyed by the success of Façade began to create
a new event. A year later Jenifer brought in a new partner, DOCS
(Doctors Offering Charitable Services) and Dennis asked Nasser and Zari
Pirasteh to provide their home, which they designed, as the venue.
Unveiling was held on May 19th, 2007. It was both a collaborative fundraiser
between MAF and DOCS
(Doctors Offering Charitable Services) and a showcase for the talents
of the participating artists.
event featured sculpture by Nasser
Pirasteh as well as paintings by Jenifer
was provided by world renowned keyboardist Yrsan
Daro. The opera performance featured 2 highly talented singers:
soprano Marina Martin and tenor Ernesto Pinamonte accompanied by Jennifer
Heilig, violinist and Hyueen Ham, concert pianist. Following the opera
Yrsan Daro and Jennifer Heilig improvised a concert to the delight of
all the guests.
was donated by several fine restaurants and chefs; Ruth
Chris Steakhouse: Nef Hernandez, The
Bar Europa: Basillio Cervaolo, Cookie
Lady: Joan Kuebler, Fresh,
Wood Fired Pizza: Sami Labeki.