• Let’s See Art and Do Some Good at The Yard

    The Yard hosts the charity art event
    The Yard hosts the charity art event
    Curator Gregory de la Haba
    Curator Gregory de la Haba
    Jamie Martinez and his work at the event
    Jamie Martinez and his work at the event

    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.

    Artist Judith Rifka
    Artist Judy Rifka

    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:

     http://www.tuesdayschildren.org/

    For information about The Yard, visit their site below:

    http://workattheyard.com/

     

    The Yard

    234 Fifth Avenue (corner of 5th Avenue and 27th Street)

    New York, NY 10011


    Article by: Oscar A. Laluyan

    Photography by: Olya Turcihin

    Casual and cool at the Art Event
    Casual and cool at the Art Event
    (L-R) Jamie Martinez and Judith Rifka
    (L-R) Jamie Martinez and Judy Rifka
    Artist Billy the Kid
    Billy The Artist
    Oil painting by Noah Becker
    Oil painting by Noah Becker
    More work by Billy The Kid
    Loving the art with KISSES XOXO
    Surfing for Art at the event
    Surfing for Art at the event
    All that glitters is ART Gold
    All that glitters is ART Gold
    Art lovers come to The Yard
    Art lovers come to The Yard
    Gtoove is in the ART
    Groove is in the ART
    More work by Billy The Kid
    More work by Billy The Kid
    Artist Adrienne Mournin at The Yard
    Artist Adrienne Moumin at The Yard
    Art makes the scene and interior
    Art makes the scene and interior

     

    Oscar Laluyan

    Oscar Laluyan

    Oscar A. Laluyan is a critic, curator and an art writer for several online publications, . He has worked in a museum and at an art gallery founded by a former architect of Richard Meier's firm. His passion for contemporary art is reflected and directed to seeing the future.

    2 Comments
    1. Great Lobo/Wolf Jamie! – what folks don’t know, however, is that you are doing a type of cutting edge conceptual art – the real image of the wolf can’t be seen until a person looks at it through a smart phone. Is that true? So in part I think, as I wrote once before, you’re making a statement about how we are now absorbing everything or lots of things which are meaningful only through our gadgets. Stuff doesn’t make sense any more until we take a digital photo of it and post it on a social media site. I think this is an amazing approach.

      1. Thanks so much Daniel and I love how you explain it so well. It’s right on point!! When you look at it in person, they look very abstract but you can clearly see it when looking at it through technology (camera). It combines the digital world with the real world.

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