Fundraiser slated for Falcon, Firehouse
It will be a night to remember when artist Adrian Jesus Falcon produces a fundraiser with friend Ken Field to raise money for his global arte centres that give children free art lessons and also for the Del Rio Council for the Arts.
Falcon is founder of the Falcon Arte Center in Ixmiquilpan. There, he takes artists in to give the indigenous children free art lessons. Thus far, he’s funded the center himself.
“It’s growing and getting to be very expensive,” he said. It takes between $1,500 and $3000 to keep the center afloat every month.
“My next goal is to open a centre here in Del Rio, my home,” he said. “But first, we are able to improve our processes in Ixmiquilpan but we have the propertyhere and ready to go at the first opportunity. A successful fundraiser is vital to that because some of the money will go towards opening a Del Rio arte centre.”
The evening is certain to be memorable. The Ramada staff has guaranteed a meal that won’t be forgotten and it will feature the sounds of Ken Field. Afterwards, it will be followed by an auction featuring Falcon originals.
However, the Falcon Arte Center won’t be the only charity to benefit.
A portion of the proceeds will support the Del Rio Council for the Arts. “This organization does so much to raise the arts in Del Rio and anything I can do to support them, I will,” Falcon said, who also serves on the DRCA board.
Funds raised from one of the pieces of art will be donated to Cisco’s Soldiers, to be held the following weekend. It is an event that features a cook-off, run and other activities with the proceeds going to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
“I believe that art can do a lot of good in our community,” Falcon said. “This is a chance to make a difference in our community with my art.”
Ken Field is a composer, saxophonist, flautist, and percussionist. He has received international public and critical acclaim for his solo work, his work with the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble (which he leads), Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, Willie Loco Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra, and the Armenian/American jazz project Musaner, as well as his commissioned compositions and performances with Bridgman/Packer Dance. Field has composed a number of pieces for the children’s television program Sesame Street.
“I’m a businessman,” Falcon said. “I work hard for every cent I make and I refuse to just ask this great town for something for nothing. My goal is to give them a great night March 4 and at the same time, give them a chance to support these GREAT work.”