Thursday, June 17, 2010

Art From the Heart

On Tuesday and Wednesday, 2 art events support causes at the heart of the way we live and love....

"Everyone should have the right to marry. To make a commitment to love someone forever is a beautiful thing." - Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois
I do, 2010  
Archival dyes on cloth with embroidery 
16 × 12 inches; 40.6 × 30.4 cm 
Edition of 300 with 35 APs 
Gift of the Artist; Courtesy of Cheim & Read, New York 
Price: $1,000

On Tuesday, celebrate the life and passion of Louise Bourgeois by coming out celebrate the preview of a limited edition print she donated to support the cause she cared about. Sales of  "I Do" fully benefit Freedom to Marry /, the leading campaign working to win marriage for all, nationwide, by partnering with a diverse range of organizations and supporters across the country to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from the responsibilities, protections, and commitment of marriage.

The cocktail reception will be held on June 22nd from 6-8 PM at Cheim & Read, 547 West 25th Street. RSVP to required.

Damascus Citizens an organization based in Damascus, PA is dedicated to protecting the Upper Delaware River Basin and beyond from the ravages of deep-shale gas extraction and the threat posed by the natural gas industry. This month artist/organizer Alice Zinnes has enlisted members of the art community for support, and it has come together in an online/silent auction event that began on E-Bay Sunday and culminates this week in Manhattan.

Logo design by Paul Perlow

Art for Water, sponsored by Richard Dreyfuss and hosted by Joyce Towbin Chasan at Artsource International Gallery, features 80 works of art including contemporary originals and print as well as prints by well-known artist of past decades. The gallery preview will held on Tuesday, June 22nd from 4-7 PM, followed by the reception/silent auction on Wednesday, June 23rd, from 4-8, at 333 Park Avenue South (25th St.), Suite 2A.

For details, and to view all the works online visit