The Art of Medicine Gala is being held on October 20th at the Orlando Museum of Art (located at 2416 North Mills Avenue). Presented by The Collage Companies and First Green Bank, proceeds benefit the University of Florida TRAuma, Concussion, and Sports Neuromedicine Program (UF TRACS) supporting care and research for patients with Traumatic Brain Injury.
This artful evening kicks off at 6pm with the Kessler Reception where sponsors and their guests are treated to an exclusive, private performance by Orlando Ballet. The main event doors open at 7pm where you enjoy special access to the Orlando Museum of Art and a chance to mingle with our featured artists whose work will be included in the Art Show and Auction.
Our exciting program includes a live speed-painting performance by Rock DeMarco and info-tainment from guest speakers: Michael S. Jaffee, MD and Steven DeKosky, MD of University of Florida Health. This creative event experience offers unique tasting stations, a selection of organic beer and wine and surprises around every corner. Guest Emcee Scott Maxwell (popular Orlando Sentinel columnist) will the lead the evening’s festivities. Among many exciting presentations, the founder of the Art of Medicine, Ken LaRoe presents the inaugural Art of Medicine Award to Richard Kessler, President and CEO of Kessler Collection. The evening flows to a close with a moonlit dessert reception in the art fountain court at 10pm. Black Tie Optional.
The Art of Medicine Foundation invited healthcare professionals and brain injury survivors from across the county to submit their artwork for consideration for the Art of Medicine Gala taking place on
October 20, 2017
at the Orlando Museum of Art
The gala is in honor of Cindy LaRoe, MD, survivor of a traumatic brain injury. During her recovery Dr. LaRoe found painting therapeutic, and now six years after her injury she continues to paint. Her recovery and her talent were the inspiration for her and her husband, Ken LaRoe, the founder of First Green Bank, to create the Art of Medicine Foundation.
Ken and Cindy LaRoe, MD
The Art of Medicine Gala VIP Ticket Holders will be treated to an exclusive, private performance by Orlando Ballet during the Kessler Reception, with opportunity for photos and mingling with the performers. Guests can bid on a silent auction package to see Swan Lake at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts (running Oct 27 -29). The Gala offers a close-look at the “art of the costumes” for Swan Lake, with a unique installation.
Thank you to our kind sponsors