Dear friends, family, and fellow artists,
The Philippines is currently affected by one of the largest typhoons ever recorded and thousands of lives have been lost. In keeping with the artwork donations that are circulating, I would like to contribute one of my pieces from a previous exhibition.
If you can donate at least $50 to Kids International Ministries* or an organization of your choice**, you can send the donation receipt to reginebdavid(at)gmail(dot)com and I will mail you an 8.5 x 11 archival inkjet print of “Les Arbres” with a letter of authentication. This photograph is exclusively printed for the disaster relief and runs at an edition of 12. It can be shipped internationally.
Many Filipino artists such as Sandra Dans, Hannah Reyes, and Isobel Angeli Sy Francisco are doing similar artwork donations. If you are a fellow artist who is interested in donating your artworks for the those affected by Typhoon Yolanda, the Filipino community would be very grateful.
*Kids International Ministries will be sending out a response team to Tacloban in the next 24 to 48 hours and will be using 100% of your donations for the disaster relief fund. Here is a link for more information on their relief effort and on the organization itself on their Facebook page.
**The NY Times List of disaster relief organizations for the Philippines
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I live in one of the most amazing cities in the world and I still feel like I should be on the road, traveling. I think it’s because I haven’t figured out who I am yet. I don’t know.
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My work, “Milk”, along with two other images have been selected for an international group exhibition in New York City! The reception will be at the Angel Orensanz Chapel at L.E.S. and the exhibition will continue on until September 10, 2013 at the See.Me Gallery in Long Island City.
Pretty surreal but I’m stoked! I know I haven’t been present much online but I’ve been working on my personal work (and life) all around. But this is definitely exciting, and it counts for my first New York exhibition. Hope you could all make it!
Please join us for the opening reception:
Thursday, July 25th
7p through 11p
The show continues through September 10th.
Provided by Absolut Vodka
See.Me is proud to present a selection of our members representing over 100 different nations. This exquisite collection of work features a diverse range of mediums, styles, influences, and inspirations. The work displayed will include sculpture, works on paper in one of the most exquisite venues in New York City.
Angel Orensanz Foundation
172 Norfolk Street, New York NY, 10002
I’ve been living in New York City for the past month or so.
I’ve always shrugged at the idea of living in New York because it always seemed a) cliche and b) expected from an aspiring artist in their twenties, but it’s always made sense for me to live here at least once in my life if I could.
Seeing New York from a different perspective is refreshing. I’ve always seen New York through the eyes of a tourist from the outside looking in; referencing stories from early memories, friends of friends, and a few popular shows about struggling novelists / artists / architects / menswear designers / elite high school students / four female twentysomethings. It all felt very foreign to me.
Now it feels different, having lived in the South and gotten to know the cultural differences between states. My previous media-driven notions of America and Americans in general is starting to disintegrate (in a good way) and the transition isn’t as scary as I thought it would be. In fact, the transition feels almost natural; I feel that i’m starting to get acquainted with city at a faster pace than I thought I would. (Maybe I should take it as an opportunity to brag that I can direct lost people without referencing a map… sometimes.) I think the combination of living in Hong Kong and Savannah (hello complete opposites) made my transition feel a lot easier to do. So congrats on you, SCAD.
At the same time I still feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface. A month here feels like you’re still settling into your tiny little box of an apartment. I don’t mind taking staying and taking my sweet time though, if New York is willing to take a gamble on me.