This weekend was a truly unique one, and very hopeful evidence that in spite of very trying economic times for everyone right now, there are still very big hearts in New York City - and giving is certainly never out of style.
If you have a moment, I'd like you to click on this link and read about something very horrible that happened to a student at the Cooper Union School of Art recently. http://www.emiliegossiaux.com/
The Art Student Council at CU just put together a completely student-run art benefit for Emilie in the Houghton Gallery at the school yesterday. Current students and alumni joined forces and did a tremendous job. Around 350 pieces were donated to the event, which included a Cash & Carry Sale and Silent Art Auction. All of the proceeds went directly to Emilie's continued recovery, and I'm very pleased to say that the sale of my painting, Train Tripped went towards that cause. It was a truly inspiring day to witness and especially fulfilling to see the sale of artwork going towards such an amazing cause. Wonderful, wonderful. I cannot express it enough.
If you'd like to help Emilie as well, you will find all the information you need in the link I mentioned above.
(Below are some pictures I took while working the event.)
Noelle Raffaele - artist