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The Film, Recording and Entertainment Council Unveils Artist Image for the 2012 Star Gala
February 25, 2012

"Damien Cruz's painting, unveiled at the FREC Industry After Hours event, imaginatively reflects the prestige and excitement of the FREC Awards, putting the City of Miami and event honorees at the center of the work of art."

The Film, Recording and Entertainment Council unveiled the official image for the 2012 Star Gala. This year's artwork is a colorful illustration inspired by the imagination of Damien Cruz a, acclaim South Florida artist and will be used to promote and commemorate this year's Star Gala, which will be held on November 03, 2012.

Damien Cruz said "I am humbled to have been selected by FREC and the event committee to receive this new commission and for my creation to be used as the event image to promote the entertainment industry in South Florida. I'm so honored to be a part of this year's Star Gala."

Miguel Bravo, President and CEO said: "By selecting local artists to create the signature image of the Star Gala, we have been able to explore new work across multiple art forms. In the same way that the Star Gala is a platform for our industry, we hope to support all members of the creative community. Damien represents original and inspirational art. We are extremely pleased to have had him create the image that will represent the Star Gala around South Florida. His unique style and creativity captures the energy and spirit of the FREC Awards."

Each year the Star Gala committee commissions an artist whose work captures the spirit of the FREC Awards and reflects the energy and impact of the entertainment industry. Their creation is used in all publicity materials relating to the event, including flyers, invitations, advertisements, website and programs. Damien Cruz's painting, unveiled at the FREC Industry After Hours event, imaginatively reflects the prestige and excitement of the FREC Awards, putting the City of Miami and event honorees at the center of the work of art. His creation is an honoree holding the FREC Award surrounded by a montage of the City of Miami and natural imagery – is a visually rich marriage of collage with layers and textures that give the image that three-dimensional depth.

We are happy that Damien has joined a prestigious list of past Star Gala artists".

Now in its 9th year, the Star Gala is the most prestigious entertainment industry event in the South Florida and affords new and established industry members the unique opportunity to have their work fully realized and honored in front of professionals from around the community and abroad.

The 2012 FREC Award and Star Gala is sponsored by Magic City Casino, Welcome Channel, TAK Web Studio, bigchefonline.com, South Florida Luxury Guide, and VTM Productions. Additional sponsors are Advanced Prompting Systems and Viernes Culturales.

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