Local Artists Host Benefit 2/1/14
CBS 7 News
February 1, 2014
ODESSA-Local artists in Odessa are hosting a benefit at the Black Box Theater tonight to help raise funds to renovate the theater, and to assist the family of a local artist who recently passed away.
The organizer of the event, Gabriel Lopez, said the Black Box Theater was originally designed as a rehearsal space for productions put on by the Globe Theater; however, now they intend to host productions as well.
The theater is need of many renovations, including carpeting, and a new light system.
Half of the funds raised in tonight’s benefit will go directly to the Weem family.
Rebecca Hill Weems was helping set up the benefit intended to help raise funds for the theater, before she passed away on December 6, 2013.
"We decided since she was going to be apart of the event, we should now make the event to include her as well to help raise a little bit of money to help the family through the transition of going from a two income family, to a one income family, and dealing with all of the challenges that they now face," said Lopez.
Many of Rebecca’s murals are displayed throughout town, including the Rio and the Hollywood Sign.
The benefit will be going on until midnight, or later depending on the attendance. There will be live music, open mic night, a silent auction that includes paintings from local artists and much more.
The admission to the event is free, but donations are encouraged.
For more information on the Black Box Theater, or to make a donation call: 432-853-5249, or visit www.mark10theatricals.com.