One of the great things about surrounding yourself with generous spirits is that you'll often be presented with the opportunity to make a difference. Wonderful creatives have been hard at work to put together what promises to be a fun night of "mystery and mayhem" to benefit a very worthwhile cause. It is an integral part of our core business philosophy to give back whenever possible. It's what makes us tick!
We are proud and honored to be a small part of this effort. Anahi DeCanio will be donating an abstract painting entitled "NY LOVE" to Mystery by Design. The event is organized by the Designers & Builders Alliance of Long Island for the benefit of KiDS NEED MoRE. The painting will be part of the event's fundraising auction. Please read below about these two wonderful organizations and their efforts to be a positive force and contributing members in the community.And...please read below! So much talent involved! It will be a can't miss event!
MYSTERY BY DESIGN - AT STARK
A tongue-in-cheek mystery fund raiser benefiting KiDS NEED MoRE, a charity for kids with cancer. Rio Hamilton as the evening’s MC will guide the audience and “featured cast” through a semi ad-libbed script. Featured cast members include: George Oliphant, Iris Dankner, Stephen Fanuka, Justin Shaulis, Tyler Wisler, Barbara Viteri of Designerlebrity, Lisa McMahon, Robin Baron, Marlaina Teich, Ellen Baker and Keith Mazzei Sponsored by- Stark Home, Aspire Design and Home, House Magazine, Showcase Kitchens, European Marble + Granite, ZYR Vodka, ASID - NY Metro, Elegant Affairs Caterer, Creepwalk Media, Engel + Volkers Realty Website - DBAofLI.org
About the Designers & Builders
AllianceDesigners + Builders Alliance of Long Island, A Foundation Built on Giving, is a unique organization uniting all home-trade professionals under one roof – for networking and industry-focused activities. The mission is three fold: to foster the concept of good design on Long Island, produce programs that enhance relationships among the myriad of home trades and most importantly, to raise money for worthy, local causes. The D+BAofLI is a registered 501(c)(3) charity.
ABOUT Kids NEED MoRE (From their website)
Click HERE for more info and how you can be a part of their mission
KiDS NEED M♥RE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of children, families & young adults coping with cancer and life-threatening illness.
In 1990, a group of concerned parents created a camping experience for their children diagnosed with cancer and their siblings. Camp Adventure now serves the east coast and tri-state area. It remains one of the only camps of its kind to serve child cancer patients and siblings.
In 2013, a dedicated group of Camp Adventure volunteers began KiDS NEED M♥RE(Motivational Recovery Environments, Inc.) to parent the camp and ensure its longevity.
With the help of many wonderful people, we will be able to continue Camp Adventure, where children coping with cancer can celebrate life in a safe and positive environment while providing respite for their families and caregivers.
With the love and support of so many amazing people we now provide other programs and services throughout the year for our kids and their families.
At KiDS NEED M♥RE we believe that people and families coping with life-threatening illness and trauma need opportunities to enjoy normal day-to-day activities. For over 25 years, through the historic Camp Adventure program, our volunteers have provided fun activities that foster peer relationships, independence and respite. We believe that fun heals.
At KiDS NEED M♥RE we believe that children and families coping with life threatening illness and trauma deserve to do more than just survive. They deserve to thrive!
Our programs and activities are designed to reunite siblings and allow parents time for respite. We create networks with other families that are facing similar experiences.
ANAHI DECANIO EXHIBITS TWO ABSTRACT PAINTINGS AT HUNTINGTON ARTS COUNCIL – GROUP EXHIBIT AT MAIN STREET GALLERY
Conversations in Color at Huntington Arts Council Main Gallery
Anahi DeCanio, Creative Director of ArtyZen Studios and eARThHAMPTONS, has two paintings juried into a group show entitled Conversations in Color Abstract Exhibit. The two abstract paintings are entitled Pared Lateral 57 and East of Paradise. Pared Lateral 57 is inspired by the patina and layers of everyday life and paint on old walls in Uruguay, where the artist was born. East of Paradise is part of the Sea Glass collection; a series of abstract paintings inspired by the coastal colors of the Hamptons on the East End of Long Island, New York.
The show was organized and sponsored by the Huntington Arts Council and will be on display at Main Street Gallery in Huntington, New York and will run from October 6th until October 22nd. Opening reception will be held on Friday, October 14th from 6 to 8 pm.
The juror, is local artist Kerry Irvine. She is an abstract expressionist painter. Her work can be found in private and public collections throughout the United States and abroad. Ms. Irvine challenged the artists with the following statement
The challenge I proposed to the applicants, “As Artists we use color to communicate. This is how we bare our souls and share our deepest secrets. With color, we tell our stories. What’s your story? ” was met with great enthusiasm and a myriad of beautiful, strong, individual pieces of art.
The group includes an accomplished group of artists which promises to make this show a wonderful experience. Besides Ms. DeCanio, Martha McAleer, Doug Reina, and Nicole Franz will have paintings in the show. Please see the total list of artists at the end of the blog.
About Huntington Arts Council (from their site)
The Huntington Arts Council enriches the quality of life of Long Islanders with programs and services that address the needs and interests of artists, cultural organizations and the community.
The Huntington Arts Council, a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, promotes arts and culture generated by Long Island artists to our children and to the general population. We work to enrich the cultural, social and economic life of the community by nurturing the professional development of artists, and by providing timely news and events via Arts Cultural News (circulation: 90,000). Our Arts-in-Education program reaches 35,000 children annually through our partner school districts. We also offer artistic programs and services to our more than 100 cultural organization members who encompass the broad spectrum of arts disciplines.
The arts are an important reason why Long Island is increasingly recognized as a great place to live, work and conduct business. The arts generate jobs and wages, millions in annual direct spending, and millions more in terms of indirect spending by people drawn to attend cultural events in our community.
The Huntington Arts Council plays a leading role in sustaining the economic benefits of the arts through its promotion of activities and events in our community. The arts create a vibrant, energized, and culturally rich community.
Since it was founded in 1963, the Huntington Arts Council has inspired and aided the growth of hundreds of art organizations and individual artists now flourishing across Long Island. The Huntington Arts Council celebrates the diversity of Long Island’s cultural resources through sponsored activities, programs and publications that advocate cultural awareness and education.
The Huntington Arts Council is the official arts coordinating agency of the Town of Huntington and serves as the primary regranting agency in Suffolk County for the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).
Constance Blackman, Sandra Bowman, Joyce Bressler, Kathy Cunningham, Anahi DeCanio, Christine Dupuis, Alicia Evans, Baruch Farbiarz, Reg Fludd, Nicole Franz, Mary Fusco, Peter Galasso, John Greene, Rodee Hansen, Roseann Harder, Ron Janssen, Vincent Joseph, Marc Josloff, Karen Kirshner, Deidre Klein, Julia Lang-Shapiro, Tara Leale Porter, Celeste Mauro, Martha Mcaleer, Lorraine Nuzzo, Douglas Reina, Che Sabalja, Sally Shore, and Penny Strong.