ArtServe hosting “Fun-Raiser” for Girl Noticed – Marissa Mulder Featured on Wednesday, January 31

On Wednesday, January 31 at 7 PM ArtServe will be hosting a “Fun-Raiser” for Girl Noticed. Providing the entertainment for the evening is award-winning vocalist Marissa Mulder, returning to South Florida for this special benefit. She will be accompanied by Thomas Regis on piano.

The multi-award-winning singer has been deemed “a rising star forging a legacy of profound and inspiring live concert experiences.” Moving to New York City in 2007, from Syracuse, NY, she has become one of the most successful young cabaret artists on the Manhattan scene. In 2011, she beat out 60 other singers to win the MetroStar Challenge at the Metropolitan Room, an “American Idol”-type contest for up-and-coming cabaret artists. Since then, she has performed in several shows, with Stephen Holden of The New York Times calling her show, Tom…in His Words, the songs of Tom Waits, “far and away, the season’s best show, everything the genre can be but almost never is!” She is the winner of the 2013 Noël  Coward and Julie Wilson Awards, which were presented to her at Jazz at Lincoln Center, where she performed in the annual New York Cabaret Convention. She was the winner of the 2014 MAC Award for Major Artist and Album of the Year (Tom…in His Words) and also won the 2014 Bistro Award in the vocalist category. Time Out NY named Marissa “Rising Star of the Year” in 2013 and called her “one of the biggest breakout successes of the past five years.” She was a featured guest on NPR’s “Piano Jazz,” hosted by Jon Weber. In New York City, she has also performed at The Carlyle, The Town Hall, Carnegie Hall, The Algonquin Hotel, Metropolitan Room, Feinstein’s/54 Below, Joe’s Pub, Birdland and many others. She has taken her shows on the road to Dallas, St. Louis, Colorado, Florida, Nebraska, Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester and Binghamton. Her show, Marilyn in Fragments, exploring Marilyn Monroe, earned a rave review from The New York Times, saying, “The rising cabaret singer Marissa Mulder wove passages from Monroe’s diaries and 20 songs into a compelling portrait of the star in a confessional mood…a remarkable performance!” She just debuted a new show called The Faces of Eve and has two CD’ available for purchase Tom…in His Words and Illusions, both available on iTunes, & Amazon. Her website is

Girl Noticed is a Nationwide Mural Project, building and  maintaining a world better informed about the positive impact the simple act of “noticing” a girl has. The project makes the bold statement that it is a community’s responsibility to yield to the greatness in every girl. The aim of this program is to bring attention and awareness to the important role females play in our society. It all starts with local communities nominating girls and women as candidates to be “noticed” for their talent, intelligence and character. Nominations cover a wide spectrum, ranging from personal struggles to momentous achievements. An individual is then selected from the list of candidates and recognized in a unique and compelling way. The girl’s image is drawn in charcoal, along with the words “Notice Me,” on a large exterior wall. The brief lifespans of these charcoal images are at the mercy of weather conditions and time. It becomes clear that the temporary mural has a permanent message. A different medium, paint, may also be used in some of the murals and, over time, these will be erased or replaced as well. For a girl unnoticed, being recognized like this is a powerful declaration on many levels. The larger objective of communicating the message behind the message is that there is a very limited window of time to “notice” the mural, the girl and what she values most in herself. By design, this rapidly disappearing message creates a sense of urgency in a local community and that is, to see & be impacted in an enduring way by a big & bold statement that is, in contrast, short-lived and impermanent. This metaphor conveys a powerful lesson of what can happen to a girl who may never fully grow into her fullest potential if family members, mentors, friends and society don’t “pause, acknowledge and appreciate her. Artist and activist Lori Pratico , plans to travel through all 50 states to erect these large exterior murals. Photographs will be taken during the creation of each mural, leading up to the eventual publication of a book about the Girls Noticed and the overall project. Website:

ArtServe empowers local artists and cultural entities to achieve their vision, improve the cultural fabric of our community and discover innovations in the arts by providing ongoing programs, facilities and services that allow them to exhibit, promote, educate, instruct, collaborate and conduct business. Website:

The event will take place at ArtServe, 1350 East Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Activities include a silent auction, live auction and raffle. there will be refreshments, including appetizers.

Tickets: General admission is $25.  $95 VIP admission includes a  6:30 PM VIP Reception, champagne toast, premium seating, swag bag and more!