Thursday, August 20, 2009

ArtWalk Summer Party!

ArtWalk is the annual gala benefit for The Coalition for the Homeless. The summer kick-off party took place last Saturday and is the vehicle used to raise awareness and funds for the Coalition's mobile soup kitchen. The soup kitchen reaches thousands of hungry New Yorkers 365 days a year!

On top of the entrance donation to the event, attendees were given raffle tickets for contemporary works of art featured in "Hearthstone", the committee founder Bettina Prentice's home in Sagaponack. Works by Quentin Curry, Aziz+Cucher and Torben Giehler were featured in this special event. Aziz+Cucher has work featured in the collections of LACMA and SFMOMA. Abstract artist, Torben Giehler has exhibited at the Museum of Fine Art Boston and at PS1 in New York. The event was a huge success and is a great precurser for Fall's main event. Attendees included names such as: Bob Kelty, Natalie Leeds Leventhal, Paige Leidy, Beatriz Garcia, Karline Moeller, Alan Rish, Lisa Salzer, Peter Davis, Douglas Marshall, Timo Weiland, William Heath, Dalia Oberlander, Liam McMullan, Minnie Mortimer, Georgina Schaeffer, Bettina and Jamie Prentice.

"I have been so proud to be a co-chair of ARTWALK's Junior Committee for the past two summers! Bettina and her family were so generous to host the event again this year where we raised over $6,472. This money will go a long way to help feed New York City's homeless and builds momentum for the big event in NYC this Fall." -Kipton Cronkite, Founder KiptonART. For more information, go to the Coalition for the Homeless website.

Pictured Above: Bettina Smith-Prentice, Jamie Prentice, Maily Smith.

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