Islands of Brilliance Announces Date, Bands for Annual Colors & Cords Fundraiser
The one-of-a kind event celebrates music and art by pairing bands with prominent local artists live onstage for a 30-minute set.
Milwaukee, WI–September 22, 2017—Colors & Cords, the annual fundraiser for Islands of Brilliance, will take place this year on Friday, November 10 starting at 6:00 p.m. Bands confirmed to perform include Collections of Colonies of Bees, Rose of the West and Twin Brother. This year marks the third annual Colors & Cords Fundraiser.
The one-of-a kind event celebrates music and art by pairing bands with prominent local artists live onstage for a 30-minute set. Held in the historic Turner Hall Ballroom, the event merges musical craftsmanship with an individual artist’s interpretation of the music. All proceeds from the musical and artistic extravaganza benefits Islands of Brilliance, a learning experience developed specifically for children and young adults on the autism spectrum, founded in Milwaukee.
Specifically, funds raised will be used to build the first Early Intervention Employment Model in the country for students on the autism spectrum. This includes a dedicated facility to run workshops, offer a membership model to our community, create employment opportunities for a wide range of skills and abilities, and launch a Digital Academy focused on design, visual production, coding, and web development.
During a typical design workshop, the Islands of Brilliance “creative teams” work on a project—from initial sketches through building it using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator—that results in a colorful 18″ x 24″ poster each student takes home. In addition to completing the class with an expanded knowledge of software design tools, our students leave with intangibles that are far broader and more important—a collaborative experience, sharing and presentation opportunities, conversation, friendship, and most of all a sense of accomplishment. Advance tickets are on sale now through September 30. Early bird pricing for individual tickets is $25. After September 30, the price for an individual ticket donation goes up to $30 via Eventbrite. Tickets purchased online through Turner Hall now through the event date are $25,
plus handling and fees, for a total of $36.
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