Welcome to the healing power of Art! FLITE: Friends Lifting Individuals To Empowerment is a collaborative, charitable organization that enables artists to assist those in need. Its mission is to inspire and channel the hopes and dreams of others around us by harnessing the power of artistic expression and using it to empower enslaved, unfairly encumbered, or socially excluded people. Art is FLITE’s essential vehicle to raise funds, awareness and action for the social transformation and human development of those at a disadvantage.
The Art of Freedom Art Show is FLITE’s THIRD annual family friendly event happening on Saturday, October 9th from 6-9 pm at Crozier Hall (2218 Bryan Street-Dallas) featuring Fine Art PLUS an Open Bar, Live Music, Hors d’oeuvres, and now Retail! I am honored to be on the host committee for this wonderful event that will be donating all proceeds to to TWO charitable organizations. You can preview the amazing art that will be on sale HERE.
FLITE: Friends Lifting Individuals To Empowerment
THE FLITE STORY: It started and continues with a dream, the strength of self-esteem, the power of expression, the beauty of love and the freedom to magnify all three. This is FLITE’s mantra. Its spirit. Its dream.
Underlying FLITE’s dream is that everyone deserves happiness and personal freedom regardless of age, gender or nationality. Art is a powerful medium that provides individuals the opportunity to reflect, build self-esteem and interpret their unique stories. The organization’s founders searched for a way to inspire and help others realize their dreams.
FLITE to Freedom was thus born in 2015 and the butterflies are continuing to be created!
2021 Art Of Freedom Art Show
FLITE’s third annual Art of Freedom Art Show will feature amazing works from artists of ALL ages and spotlight aspiring musicians from the Dallas area. Many artists will be on site to share their work and their passion.
All proceeds from this event will benefit Mosaic Family Services which aids victims of human trafficking and domestic violence and Best Buddies, the worlds larges organization dedicated to ending the social, physical economic isolation with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Tickets to the 2021 Art of Freedom Art Show and reception can be purchased HERE. General admission tickets are only $50 (students $15, children $10) and raffle tickets for amazing prizes are also available for purchase.
Due to Covid, the 2020 Art to Freedom show was canceled so your support is especially appreciated this year. Please join me in supporting FLITE and The Art of Freedom this year by attending this fun, educational, moving and VERY HIP art show or by making a donation. It is an experience you do not want to miss!
Angela Mia De La Vega co-founded FLITE and is a beautiful soul both inside and out. Exalting the human spirit through expressive faces and natural body movement has become the recognized trademark of Angela’s figurative bronze sculpture. Her work’s greatest inspiration is the ever-changing individuality of her children. Angela graduated Summa Cum Laude from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and completed post-graduate studies at the University of Madrid, Spain. She is an elected member of the National Sculpture Society, a Master Signature member of American Women Artists, and was named a Living Master by the internationally prestigious ARC (Art Renewal Center). Major awards include Best in Show and Best 3D Work by AWA and The Purchase Award by the ARC Museum. Her sculptures are installed in numerous universities, hospitals, public parks and city plazas throughout the USA and privately collected throughout North America, Europe, Australia, Dubai, India, China, and Japan.
For those of you local to Highland Park, a few of Angela’s stunning bronze sculptures can be seen along Turtle Creek and Beverly Drive near Armstrong Elementary. You can view Angela’s website here.
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