their 10th anniversary, The Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce of South
Florida recognized distinguished Puerto Ricans who have served as an
employee within our Federal Service.
GALA dinner dance celebration featured the highly decorated Vice
Admiral Diego Hernandez, U.S. Navy (Ret.) as keynote speaker. Admiral
Hernandez was a Naval Aviator and the only Puerto Rican to command an
aircraft carrier, the USS John F. Kennedy, a Carrier Battle Group and
subsequently the U.S. Third Fleet. Other honorees were Victor Santiago-Colon,
Specialist Fourth Class, U.S. Army Fernando Luis Garcia, Private
First Class, U.S. Marine Corps Carlos James Lozada, Private First
Class, U.S. Army Euripides Rubio, Captain, U.S. Army. The
GALA took place June 8, 2002 at the Radisson Mart Plaza Hotel, Miami,
OF RAUL JULIA
TO BENEFIT THE RAUL JULIA SCHOLARSHIP FUND
E. Baez, a local artist of Puerto Rican dissent, has created a masterful
painting of Raul Julia which was kindly framed by Art Express, and is
available for sale, proceeds to benefit the Raul Julia Scholarship Fund.
call the PRCC office at (305) 571-8006 to preview and bid on the portrait
of Raul Julia.
on Canvas 18" width x 24" height
with Frame 24" width x 30"
Raul Julia blazed a trail as a role model in his personal
and professional life. From his humble Puerto Rican beginnings, to becoming
a stage and film star--Julia proved that passion and compassion were
the tools necessary to reach ones dreams. Baez, painted the portrait,
to capture the spirit of the Puerto Rican culture and project Julia's
depth of character. "Although most people remember Raul Julia for his
portrayal of Gomez Addams in 'The Addams Family' (1991) and its sequel
'Addams Family Values' (1993), what they don't know is his efforts to
eradicate hunger with 'The Raul Julia Ending Hunger Fund' and that the
'Raul Julia Scholarship Fund' was named in his honor. It's purpose is
to benefit exemplary Puerto Rican youth in need of financial assistance
to pursue their college education," said Baez.
E. Baez was born in Brooklyn, New York, but spent her early teenage
years at "The Isla de Encanto." Her passion is to bring to life colors,
textures and emotions that evoke serenity and joy. "This portrait was
the perfect opportunity to celebrate my heritage--my passion--and the
need to make a difference in my community," said Baez. Her art work
has premiered at Saint Auvent Gallery, France; DAVINCI'S Gallery, International
Show, Coral Gables; Coconut Grove Arts Festival with the South Florida
Artwork Show, Coconut Grove; Les Journees Europeennes du Partimoine,
France; among others.
Edition reproduction canvas giclee prints "Fires of Liberty"
now available for $125.
size is 11" width x 16.5" height and come in an18" width
x 24" height mat
print will be signed and numbered by the Artist. Call (305) 338-1844