Art + Charity = a unique event that brings together the love of the aesthetics by the creative while being able to do something amazing for an organization via purchasing an object of beauty.
Last November 20th, AF attended a special art event staged at the Flatiron location of The Yard. This premiere office space hosts a community of businesses linked by collaboration and connection (mostly start ups). It proved to be the ideal space to showcase numerous artworks adding a visual punch and enhancing the creatively charged interiors. Bodega de la Haba presented “An Evening of Art” that included paintings, drawings, sculpture, and photographs from a collection of premiere artists. Proceeds from the sales will benefit Tuesday’s Children which is an organization dedicated to children who lost parents due to September 11, 2001. It was a first time collaboration for both.
The modern space had several glass walled offices, working spaces, conference rooms, reception / lounge, and a kitchen / refreshment area. A wide range of artworks inhabited the walls which were innovative, abstract, tongue in cheek, street, and well-crafted sculptural pieces on all floors. The works were artistic without being intrusive and it matched the creative spirit of the space where budding companies need inspiration. We hope the artworks have a direct or indirect influence on such.
Gregory de la Haba who curated the show was on hand to welcome guests and give information on every piece that caught the eye of attendees bold enough to ask questions. It had a relaxed vibe and just the love of art permeated the entire event.
Let’s hope that there will be more events such as this one. Art does have a heart to support organizations and the merit of having the mind set free by creativity is just gravy for the soul. Well, there is no limit to what the possibilities can be!
To learn more about Tuesday’s Children, visit their site below:
For information about The Yard, visit their site below:
234 Fifth Avenue (corner of 5th Avenue and 27th Street)
New York, NY 10011
Article by: Oscar A. Laluyan
Photography by: Olya Turcihin