This past Saturday, Katherine Quinn hosted a private fundraiser for the Anthony Quinn Foundation where guests of honor, Bill and Camille Cosby, attended in Bristol, RI. The Anthony Quinn Foundation is a 501(c)3 dedicated to supporting arts education and awarding scholarships to teenagers so that they may attend summer and after school programs within the arts.
Alex and Ani Charity by Design created the unique Duende Expandable Wire Bangle to express the message and reflect the beauty of the charitable organization. Creator and Designer, Carolyn Rafaelian, designed this charm named Duende â€“ especially for the Anthony Quinn Foundation. Duende refers to creative artistry and passion. A portion of the proceeds will go to support the Anthony Quinn Foundation Scholarship Program.
“It was an honor to be involved in such a personalized event for the Anthony Quinn Foundation. To be able to work directly with Katherine Quinn in order to design a charm was a true highlight and the concept came so easily when the word, Duende, was brought to light. We were able to create something that represents Anthony and all the work he has done for future artists. We are thrilled to see what lies ahead for the foundation and we are eager to support as much as we possibly can.â€ – Nicki Castonguay, V.P. of Alex and Ani Charity by Design
More about the meaning behind Duende -
Duende is a difficult-to-define word used in the Spanish arts, including performing arts. From the original meaning (a fairy- or goblin-like creature in Spanish and Latin American mythology), the artistic and especially musical term was derived. “Tener duende” (“having duende”) can be loosely translated as having soul, a heightened state of emotion, expression and authenticity, often connected with flamenco.
To learn more about the Anthony Quinn Foundation and Anthony Quinn, visit www.anthonyquinnfoundation.org