1 Apr

Pairings: A Fundraiser with Common Threads and LegalArt was recently held this past Thursday, March 29th.

This was a first-of-its-kind collaborative event celebrating artists and chefs, where guests  were able to enjoy delicious bites from Chow Down Grill, Gastropod, and Mad Man Jack’s Bar-B-Q, along with cocktails by 42Below Vodka, Société Perrier, and Peroni Beer.

Interactive culinary-inspired art performances created by LegalArt artists in residence and friends included Liz Ferrer, Patti Hernandez, Jiae Hwang, Lucas Leyva, Jillian Mayer, Jared Sharon, Leo Valencia, Amy von Harrington and Pioneer Winter (Me!), were on display.

I joined with Liz Ferrer and three other performers in moving to the timeless sway of Moonlight Sonata. Each performer had their own food to eat and dance with: onion, limes, papaya, watermelon, and two ice cream drumsticks (vanilla)! Video will be available soon.

Founded in 2003, Common Threads teaches low-income children (ages 8-12 years old) to cook wholesome and affordable meals because we believe that through our hands-on cooking classes we can help prevent childhood obesity and reverse the trend of generations of non-cookers, while celebrating our cultural differences and the things people all over the world have in common. Common Threads currently serves over 6,300 students and parents annually nationwide in Chicago, Miami, Washington, DC and Los Angeles. For more information visit

LegalArt is dedicated to providing artists with affordable legal services, grants and educational opportunities. By empowering artists with access to legal and professional support, resources and information, LegalArt creates opportunities and protections for Miami’s art community, fostering a generation of artists who are armed with the skills to legally protect their creations. All LegalArt programming helps artists by creating a community both dedicated to and invested in their success. For more information visit

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