Be Sweet! Turn on theHeat! is a benefit to help the Whisper n Thunder EREZ fund, which provides heat for poorer Native Americans in the United States and Canada in the form of firewood, propane and/or electricity. The event will feature an art auction, art show, and potluck dinner in addition to entertainment by Frank Silverhawk, John Allen James, Suzanne ‘Raincrow’ Geyer and Joelle Clark. Sadly, some Native Americans freeze to death every winter, because they have no heat for their home/shelter.
The need is so great this year that the EREZ fund ran out of funds and can no longer provide and assistance until they get some more donations. The Benefit takes place on Friday February 2 at Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center in Sarasota. The potluck will be at 6pm and program will start at 7pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at www.wslr.org.
Guitarist Frank Silverhawk was nominated for a Native American Music Award (Nammy) in 2015 and regularly plays powwows and festivals throughout Florida. Joelle Clark is an artist and storyteller. Suzanne “Raincrow” Geyer will perform on flute. John Allen James is a singer/songwriter known for his poetic melodies and story songs.
This event is sponsored by Whisper n Thunder, a nonprofit organization that works to empower Native Americans / First Nations peoples through education, awareness and opportunity.
For information: Joelle Clark (386) 848-0757 or Sal Serbin (941) 726-5111
photo from Fogartyville