CCCR has named Amanda and Stephen Jaron as co-chairs of its signature fundraising gala “Big Impressions by Little Artists”. The event is scheduled for Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 6-9 p.m. at the Naples Art Association to benefit CCCR’s early learning programs that assist low-income and at-risk young children. A VIP pre-party reception will take place from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $125 per person. VIP tickets are $175 per person VIP Tickets include swag bags and a meet the featured artists pre-party reception. Sponsorships are available. Tickets and sponsorships are available online at http://www.bidpal.net/cccrgala or call (239) 643-3908.
Amanda Jaron is the owner of A.Jaron Fine Jewelry, located in the Bayshore Arts District of Naples. Jaron has been designing jewelry since she was a child. After gaining her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jaron worked for fashion powerhouses in New York City, including Givenchy, Tommy Hilfiger, Nine West and Jones NY. Later she led the design team at AVON Products. During her decade in NYC, she also crafted runway pieces for exclusive couture fashion houses of Europe.
Stephen Jaron is the founder and owner of Renovate & Restore, LLC/Echelon Construction Co, LLC, a residential and commercial construction business. Amanda Jaron says of her husband, “Stephen feels he has mastered the craft of balance. While he, himself, is not an artist, he is a huge supporter of the arts every day! He prides himself on being able to balance the operations side of running a business with architects/interior designers & living in a creative household.”
Big Impressions by Little Artists celebrates the finer things—fine art, fine craft, fine wine, fine food, and the fine art of dessert. Live auction lots include an original artwork by a featured artist, jewelry, and an experience such as a hotel stay and concert tickets. Featured artists include Elvis Swift, Emily James, Holly Manneck, Marvin Rouse and Julie Magardino. Artists creating work live at the gala are Paula Brody with children from CCCR’s programs, Nalin Isme, Alanna Jaron and Marcus Zotter. These artists are multigenerational, ranging from 4-years-old to teen and adult. The silent auction will have typical items as well as original art by over 30 local artists. Naples Performing Arts Center will perform show tunes to finish the night on a high-note.
Co-chair Amanda Jaron says, “This is not your ordinary gala. This is an IMMMERSIVE ART EXPERIENCE. The evening begins with an interactive art experience in the open air with DJ’s, The Burner Brothers, a silent auction, gourmet food stations and several artists creating artwork live.” The event concludes in THE WATSON GALLERY with a dessert bar, live auction and performances by the Naples Performing Arts Center.
All proceeds benefit Collier Child Care Resources and help provide partial tuition assistance for the children of low-income, working families who could not otherwise afford the cost of a high-quality early education. Without high-quality early education, these children are at high risk of starting kindergarten behind their peers. CCCR uses the Reggio Emilia educational philosophy that incorporates daily art experiences to aid in the development of young children’s social, emotional, academic, and motor skills.