Cyndi Schatzmann at Wang’s in the Desert

"Influx" - Cyndi Schatzmann, Acrylic on Canvas

Palm Springs CA – January 26, 2012 – Enjoy an evening out on the town with Incredible Art and delicious cuisine- all for a good cause! is teaming up with local hot spot Wang’s in the Desert to host an evening mixer and fundraiser benefiting two worthy causes, AIDS Assistance Program and the Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter. The reception is Tuesday, February 7th from 5:00 to 7:30 pm at Wang’s in the Desert, located at 424 S. Indian Canyon Dr. Open to the public. founder Rick Pantele noted, “It’s not all just about raising funds, but exposure as well.” This is the second art reception and benefit at Wang’s with Last April’s event raised $1500 for both AAP and FPSAS and signed up several new volunteers.”

The exciting evening will feature an array of abstract artwork from Cyndi Schatzmann, featuring the “Erbium” Series and “Influx” which is the signature artwork for this second annual benefit. Each piece of art will be for sale, with 20 percent of proceeds benefitting AAP and the Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter.

“With challenging economic times and being one of the few grassroots organizations, we are appreciative and dependent on any and all opportunities for fundraising,” said Mark Anton, Executive Director of AAP. “Along the way we love it when our supporters have fun and can support our cause at the same time. Especially with the summer heat coming up, it’s important for us to raise enough funds to help us provide for our clients throughout the hardest season of the year.”

“This is the second time in the restaurant’s seven year history that local artwork has been showcased to benefit charity at Wang’s,” said owner Joel Herzer. “We’ve had a great response to the art from our patrons already,” Herzer said. “Everyone comments on it. We try to keep our finger on the pulse of what’s going on locally and do what we can to contribute.”

Thanks to our determined City Council, generous donors and dedicated volunteers, Palm Springs now has an animal shelter we can all be proud of,” said FOPSAS secretary Tamara Hedges. “But our work is far from over. Friends of the Palm Springs Animal Shelter is working hard to raise the funds needed to operate the in-shelter medical clinic, provide food, beds, blankets, leashes, and toys, and to launch effective, humane programs that will end the homeless pet epidemic in Palm Springs forever.”

The art will be displayed at the restaurant until April 1st and purchases made either during or after the event, or at www.IncredibleArtist.Com throughout the exhibit will benefit both organizations. Wang’s will also generously donate 20 percent of food sales that evening, so make your reservations early. There will be a cash bar and Wang’s will be serving up tasty appetizers for guests.