Changing the World through Art
Auction and Gala
honoring Ahmed Alsoudani & Leonardo Drew
to benefit The Time In Children’s Arts Initiative
Haunch of Venison
550 W. 21st Street
Between 10th & 11th Avenues
New York, NY 10011
January 12, 2012
6pm-7pm sponsor preview and reception
7pm-9pm party and auction
8pm live auction with Christie’s auctioneer Sarah Friedlander
Haunch of Venison and HiArt! are proud to present Changing the World through Art, a gala and art auction involving some of the world’s leading artists. Participating artists include Ahmed Alsoudani, Leonardo Drew, Sarah Sze, Takashi Murakami, Nick Cave, Zefrey Throwell, Trenton Doyle Hancock, among a long list of others.
Time In brings some of the city’s youngest and most at-risk public school children out of under-served classrooms and into the world of the living arts, every week of the school year, as part of their regular school day. An introduction to high art aesthetics, the program combines opera, through hands-on art, with gallery hops and museum visits specializing in 20th and 21st century art. This amazing arts intervention has radically changed the lives and vistas of nearly 1000 at-risk children over the past five years. To see the children working in the studio or out at museums and galleries – 100% focused and interacting easily with peers and teachers in productive ways – is to marvel at what Time In has accomplished and will accomplish.
Ahmed Alsoudani's turbulent paintings depict a disfigured tableau of war and atrocity. Although the content of the paintings draws on the artists' own experiences of recent wars in Iraq, the imagery of devastation and violence - often laced with a morbid and barbed humor - evoke a universal experience of conflict and human suffering. A graduate of the Yale School of Art, Alsoudani currently lives and works in New York.
Leonardo Drew began making art in a program much like Time In in the Bridgeport housing project in which he grew up. The artist’s extraordinary talent was recognized early on, and he received his BFA from the prestigious Cooper Union. With his sculptural “paintings” in major museum collections throughout the world, Drew’s refined aesthetic makes him one of the most sought after artists on the international art scene today.
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Tickets and sponsorship range from $125, for Young Collectors tickets, to $25,000, for The Children’s Opera Circle.