Changing the World Through Art: Christie's Time In Benefit
Liya Alfred by Brian Alfred
Christie's own New York gallery outpost Haunch of Venison is hosting a special benefit Monday night for The Time In Children's Arts Initiative, a HiArt! outreach program that is dedicated to bringing arts-inspired curriculum to at-risk schoolkids.
Galleries all over the city and individual artists have donated special works and experience packages to the auction to raise much needed funds, as schools across the city continue to cut their art budgets. Time In has spent the last year immersing Harlem kindergarteners and first graders in art, including gifting them with art supplies to sketch in HiArt! studios or in museums and galleries across the city. It's an inspiring new program that is set to grow exponentially with a little help from New York art patrons.
Current HOV solo artist, Brian Alfred, has donated a commissioned painting to the show. Valued at $7500, it's the perfect opportunity to be immortalized by the technology-minded painter and animator. Other highlights of the auction include a Josh Dorman collage, the commercially unavailable TED 2009 DVD Archive, and a personal voicemail from actor Hugh Jackman. Look out for work from our favorite up-and-coming painter, Kristine Moran, whose rich canvases blending abstraction and realism are impossible not to get lost in. Come and take home an amazing piece of work with proceeds going toward a valuable cause.
And if you can't make it to the benefit, a select group of work will be auctioned off on CharityBuzz.
Haunch of Venison
1230 Avenue of the Americas 20th floor
Party with Live and Silent Auction 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Live Auction 8:00 PM
Monday February 1st, 2010
For ticket information, call 917.318.9499.