An evening of networking with the European-American Chambers of Commerce

Join the European-American business associations for an evening of food, drinks and networking.

Event Details


swissnex San Francisco
730 Montgomery St., San Francisco, 94111 United States


August 31, 2006 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm America/Los Angeles (UTC-08:00)

Join the European American business associations for a networking evening, including food, drinks and a silent auction!

A silent auction of paintings from Sylvie Serex-Bonnet and all benefits of the event will be donated to Edgewood Center for Families and Children

$20 or $10 if member of any partnering organization Please register by sending an email to

About Edgewood

At Edgewood Center for Children and Families we are committed to transforming lives of children struggling with issues associated with abuse, neglect, family crisis and mental illness. Founded in 1851 Edgewood is recognized as a national leader in the field of children and family services. Today, its mission is to strengthen children, youth, and families through service, training, advocacy and research. Located in San Francisco and San Mateo counties the agency provides services for over 5,000 children and Families each year.

Edgewood is thrilled that Sylvie has chosen its organization as the recipient of the proceeds during the silent auction on August 31st. Without generous donors like Sylvie and Swissnex Edgewood would not be able to touch the lives so many people.

Sylvie Serex-Bonnet

Sylvie A. Serex-Bonnet was born in Geneva (Switzerland) in 1954 and lives in the Bay Area. She holds a Master Degree in Psychopedagogy from the University of Geneva with a specialization in Psychoanalysis for Children.

During several years she has been involved professionally as well as personally in helping children in difficulty. She spent five years in the hospital for children in Geneva and was in charge of the psychological support of the children having cancer, leukemia and children abused and neglected.

She started to do painting as a self-taught person and then, took some classes at the “Beaux Arts of Geneva”. These past few years have awoken in her a need to share her paintings. Her aim is to set up an exhibition which would entirely profit a specific foundation working to help suffering children.

“If no glance rest on personal creation, then the creation does not exist completely: It is the glance of another which makes it alive.”

Memoires Oubliées (Forgotten Memories)

It’s quite impossible to describe such deep and intense feeling with words. I tried my best to paint with an intimate eye: the inside and the outside, the suffering and the hidden one, the shadow and the light. From those forgotten memories which die from one day to the next: my hand, in its passionate gesture, went searching for the origin of the absolute forbidden: the woman! The woman is the inside of a mysterious world; she is those memories kept secret, and the golden and autumn colors wrapping them throughout all my work exist for accompany it with a sensual perfume lined with a skin of velvet shadows; these are only visible to an astute eye.


Photo: Myleen Hollero