City Tavern Club hosts Fashion, Music and Art for Autism

Photo by Arnab Kar
Angelique Velez, Wendy Gordon, Kimberly Robinson, Ayda Sanvers, Rokas Beresniovas, Janine Schoonover, Bill Farrand
Angelique Velez, Wendy Gordon, Kimberly Robinson, Ayda Sanvers, Rokas Beresniovas, Janine Schoonover, Bill Farrand

On Saturday June 4, the CSAAC Foundation was the beneficiary of an elegant evening entitled "Fashion, Music, and Art for Autism" held at the historic City Tavern Club in Georgetown.  Over 150 guests nibbled on cupcakes, sipped champagne, perused the silent auction, and enjoyed a classical piano performance by Juilliard Fellow Dr. Edvinas Minkstimas, regarded as one of Europe’s top emerging pianists. 

Dr. Edvinas Minkstimas and Rokas Beresniovas (Photo by: Arnab Kar) Dr. Edvinas Minkstimas and Rokas Beresniovas

Don Patron’s Collection (Photo by: Arnab Kar) Don Patron’s Collection

Marie Maestros, Christine and Rokas Beresniovas, Kevin Lee (Photo by: Arnab Kar) Marie Maestros, Christine and Rokas Beresniovas, Kevin Lee

Sherie Gabriel and Micky Farivar (Photo by: Arnab Kar) Sherie Gabriel and Micky Farivar

When the clock struck nine, host committee members Janine Schoonover and Kimberly Robinson introduced the crowd to the runway show of couture fashions for the everyday woman by Maggie Burges from CAS Boutique, and a whimsical art-as-fashion collection by DC artist Don Patron, which featured photos of individuals with autism supported by the work of the CSAAC foundation. The event raised over 10,000 dollars for autism support, research, and awareness. The models were made to look their absolute best with the amazing hair and make-up stylings of Salon Roi, the longstanding neighborhood salon in Woodley Park.

The Fashion, Music, and Art host committee included: Lolly Amos, Rokas Beresniovas, Bill Farrand, Wendy Gordon, Michele Lebar, Dr. Richard Meyer, Kimberly Robinson, Janine Schoonover, Marilyn Thompson, Angelique Velez and Jenny Zinn.

(Photo by: Arnab Kar)

This article was written by Rokas Beresniovas.

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Ayda Sanver

Thank you Rokas for the great article and to you and to the entire Host Committee for all your hard work!

Ayda Sanver

We also thank our host committe especially Janine Schoonover and our designers Don Patron and Maggie Burgess and the following sponsors:

ALCO Pharmacy- Silver Sponsor
Salon Roi DC (www.salonroidc.com) and Daiva Kasteckaite, owner, for Hair, Makeup for Don Patron's models and Gift bags for guests
The Last Crumb- cupcake donor
Mirjam Angerer-Geier, Graphic Design
Arnab Kar, Photographer
Yulia Mikhalchuk, Photographer