Last nights event was inspiring as artist and patrons gathered to celebrate and support the work of Groundswell Murals through an art auction. The event took place at Neue House in Manhattan and was accompanied by wine, fall themed cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres. I donated one of my "Totem" pieces which brought in $200. I'm so thankful I could support the organization in this way.
Groundswell has had much success in gathering youth in NYC to teach them about team work, creative excellence, and taking pride in their neighborhoods. They believe the pulse on a thriving community is when art intersects with the common, everyday places. Their goal is to bring art and beauty to struggling communities.
The show last night had a live painting session of 3 panels from Groundswell's Artists that were later auctioned off. Some of my favorites from last night were: