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Join the Artfully Philanthropic at the Dec. 10 Beyond Words Fashion & Art Show

Lisa Jones, The Lollipop Kids Foundation (LPK) and The Art Gallery partner to host its first charity fashion and art show, “Beyond Words”, on Friday, December 10, 2010 at The Art Gallery in the beautiful Washington Design Center, 300 D Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024.

You are invited to an evening “beyond words,” which will feature a Fashion Show produced by Tashia Jenkins & Elaine Mensah showcasing fashion designers Studio D-Maxsi Designs by Afua Sam, Tsyndyma by Tsyndyma Kroujilov, Chez Kevito by Titi Wreh, Andrew Nowell by Andrew Nowell, and Grindstone Universal by Darel Dawson. The show will also feature DC's most creative makeup artists, trend-setting hair stylists, and stunning runway models. While participating to raise awareness and bring a voice to the approximately 40,000 families struggling to raise children with disabilities in the Washington Metropolitan area, guests will enjoy live music, the unveiling of renowned artist and philanthropist Lisa Jones' Shattered Glass II Collection, original works from WVS Articulate Gallery, celebrity models, special guest, silent auction, complimentary hor d’oeuvres, signature drinks, cash bar, raffles and more. For tickets, click here.

Foundation Founder and Executive Director, Debbie Sahlin, established The Lollipop Kids Foundation to help families with children with disabilities, empower them and give them hope. LPK understands the importance of “sharing knowledge, resources, strengths, passion and encouragement with families that are left feeling distraught and alone in the midst of hardship” and has been successful in donating durable medical equipment to dozens of children whose families lack the resources to obtain it own their own. Sahlin’s son Ryan suffered a traumatic brain injury when he was 11 months old. Today, Ryan is 16 and Debbie wants to use her experience raising a child with a disability “to help others find the blessings hidden in tragedy.”

LISA JONES, an avid supporter of arts education and community awareness organizations donates her time by hosting fundraisers, donating proceeds from select exhibits, producing programs such as the Silver Starr Art Competition for all DC public and charter high school students in grades 9-12. To date, Lisa has helped raise over one hundred thousand dollars for various nonprofit organizations but states she was most honored being commissioned to create a painting to be displayed in the Pentagon dedicated to those who lost their lives and family members during the September 11 attack. Lisa is determined to make a difference and states, “[f]ew things are as simple as the ability to give of yourself."

The Sponsors: Washington Design Center, Gold’s Gym, All Tyme Catering, SVELTE, Ferrell Legal Group, WVS Articulate Gallery, and Group T Design, Pr at Partners, James Cornwell Styling, Kathy Aragon, and Sacred Lox.