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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