Every year about this time, out here in the wild West, there is a benefit for the Wildhorse Ranch Rescue located in Gilbert, Arizona. It is a party sometimes referred to as Girls!Girls!Girls! and this is the third year that I have been involved with it. Each year seems to outdo the year before.
The Ranch website is http://www.mudpony.com . They are a non-proffit organization that takes in abandoned horses and cares for them while seeking qualified owners to adopt them. Owner Kim Maher approached me about doing a live bodypainting demonstration three years ago which she described as an art gallery showing of works that either portrays women or art that was created by women. She felt that having several women bodypainted live at the event would fit in nicely. That year the event was held at the ranch and I ended up doing three bodypaintings.
Last year the event became a black-tie event and relocated to Christie's Cabaret, an upscale gentlemen's club in Phoenix. The location proved to be successful and I completed two bodypaintings last year. Building on last years success, the event was again held at Christie's this year and renamed "A Night in the Wild West." Earlier in the day, I was a guest panelist at the Phoenix Film Festival, so there was some concern as to whether I would be able to attend. Because of this, I had not confirmed any models for the evening. But since this was a bar full of topless dancers, there was no trouble finding willing canvases. Very beautiful canvases I might add.
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This is the press release for this event.
Night in the Wild West" Show - 6 pm @ Christie's Cabaret
Night in the Wild West Event to Benefit Wildhorse Ranch Rescue
A Night in the Wild West Fundraiser for Wildhorse Ranch Rescue
MUCH: $10 admission at the door from
To benefit Wildhorse Ranch Rescue, a sanctuary for horses in need.
– Wildhorse Ranch Rescue Inc., Gilbert, a 501(c)(3) organization
dedicated to saving horses from abuse, neglect and slaughter, together
with Christie’s Cabaret, is pulling out all the stops for A Night in
the Wild West charity benefit for Wildhorse Ranch Rescue.
Come on out and dress your best for the old Wild West for an
event that is sure to last all night. A Night in the Wild West is an
event that will include a Vegas-style feature show, silent auction, a
raffle for great prizes, hors d’oeuvres, and a special Wild West
Revue. A professional body painter will be on hand to create exquisite
works of art on Christie’s beautiful dancers. Grab bags will be
available for purchase.
VIP Gold and Silver Packages are available for purchase prior to
the event. VIP Silver is $250 and includes a bottle of Christie’s
A Night in the Wild West is sure to be a night to remember as it
captures the fun and spirit of a fun-filled era gone by.
Wildhorse Ranch Rescue Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated
to saving horses from abuse, neglect and slaughter. Every year
For more information regarding A
Night in the Wild West, please visit www.mudpony.com or call (480) 926-8007,
or call Christie’s at (602) 275-3095.
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