"GIFT ART AND GIVE HOPE" is a multifaceted fundraiser offering a night of laughs, music, poetry and diverse creative expression to promote awareness about food insecurity in NYC where artists have chosen to donate a minimum of 20% of the proceeds of each art sale to CITY HARVEST - New York City’s largest food rescue organization, helping to feed the nearly 1.2 million New Yorkers who are struggling to put meals on their tables.
Featuring a variety of original visual artworks including, mixed media artist Nichole Washington; expressionist paintings by Ife Sekhem, Keneda Gibson, Kassandre De Jesus, Asya Abdrahman and Pesu - with black light shamanic art by Tico Chango, visionary art & photography prints by Madi Dangerously & more. *
Along with dynamic performances throughout the night by local NYC artists - featuring comedy by Dom O Briggs, live music by multilingual songstress Trezure Empire, recording & performing artist - Path P, singer/songwriter - Wumxnn; opening the evening with transcendent spoken word poetry by Madi Dangerously and special LIVE original painting by Harlem surrealist mural artist, Marthalica Matarita.
Presented by "KIND OF BLU3" - an art-for-healing exhibition series, partnering progressive, contemporary and abstract art & photography works with prevalent social causes to bring awareness and fundraising to dedicated non-profit partners. Inspired by the color blue, this series evokes peace, free expression, emotional & spiritual healing and highlights works that emphasize and contribute these communal conversations, curated by Treat The World, Inc.
Our fundraising partner Metalicious with our help is looking to raise $30,000. We have reached $22,000 and hope to meet our goal out of the next few events. Metalicious offers unique, spirited jewelry that's both artfully made and aligned with eco-conscious values. Metalicious sources recycled metals and ethically sourced gemstones from companies we trust and creates meaningful family heirlooms that will bring you joy for many generations. Every single Metalicious jewel is lovingly handcrafted, one piece at a time, in NYC.
Organized & Hosted by: Kwasi Ennin + Madi Dangerously
*All works will be sold via our online gallery website: DOPEKREATURE.COM
Select physical works will be on display day of the fundraiser and digitally via projector. *
Wine and light food will be served