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Housing Works Design on a Dime NYC 2017

 Treasure Hunting for a Good Cause…

The design community, artists, artisans, and committed volunteers got together to create a great event for the benefit of Housing Works in New York City.  A great treasure hunt where donated items are offered for sale at a significant discount.

So much talent under one roof!  The more than 60 shopping vignettes are a great treasure trove of some of the best the design world has to offer.

Proceeds from Design on a Dime fund Housing Works’ wraparound services and supportive programs for New Yorkers living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

This year, Anahi DeCanio will be donating abstract artwork to the very talented designer extraordinaire Robin Baron and fine custom furniture maker Naula.  It’s a wonderful opportunity to make a contribution and for shoppers to see these exclusive vignettes and find some great deals.

 

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April 26th-29th, 2017

Tickets available!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Opening Night Reception
VIP Cocktail Hour & Preview, 5:30 pm
Shopping, 6:30 pm

Public Sale
Friday, April 28, 10 am – 7 pm
Saturday, April 29, 10 am – 5 pm

Location:

Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W 18th St
New York City

See Naula’s complete collection at  their Brooklyn Showroom

349 Suydam Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11237

Anahi DeCanio Artwork

WWW.NAULAWORKSHOP.COM

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EARTH DAY IN THE HAMPTONS eARThHAMPTONS 2017

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eARThHAMPTONS 2017, an Earth Day Friendly ART & DESIGN Weekend Celebration at historic Ashawagh Hall, will be held the weekend of April 21st through the 23rd.  In 2017, eARThHAMPTONS will include a strong and eclectic art exhibit, design elements, and the participation of local farms and purveyors.  Following last year’s tradition hosting talks such as a presentation on pesticide free lawns by Edwina von Gal, 2017 programming will also include panel discussions and talks of interest to a wide audience.

“We are truly delighted with how well received and welcomed the event has become.  We look forward to continue growing an enjoyable way to combine all the elements that make up our habitats at large and bring more attention to sustainable practices in the art and design world as well as our everyday lives”.

Pamela Willoughby, a Cultural Curator with vast experience in the art world procured and curated the artwork of prominent Springs artist, and one time assistant to Willem de Kooning, Athos Zacharias. Zacharias’ work will be on exhibit as a special feature at the event.  His paintings can be found in important collections including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Museum of Art in Providence, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.

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The roster of accomplished artists participating will make for an exciting and eclectic show bringing a mix of styles and genres that range from classic tradition to contemporary art with an edgy bent.  Alongside Athos Zacharias, artists include the work of Anahi DeCanio, Peter Gumpel, Phyllis Chillingworth, Lori Horowitz, Alyssa Peek, Cynthia Sobel and Lisa Petker Mintz.

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A Unique Motion graphics video: “REBOOT”  and “RED DRESS” a projection mapped motion graphics video by John Jinks,  viewed on the outside of Ashawagh Hall at dusk at the close of the Opening Reception.  John Jinks is also a film maker.  His Film HANS VAN DE BOVENKAMP – “In His Own Words” will be screened on Sunday at 3:30.

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An invitational section of the show includes talented local artists, including artist and Art Groove organizer Geralyne Lewandowski, Charles Waller, Scott Bluedorn, Blair Seagram, Christine Newman, Gia Schifano, Nicole Barylski, Carl Scorza, Anu Annam, Nicole Passman, Martha McAleer, Live Thiers, and Palm Beach artist and curator Elayna Toby Singer. These artists will be displaying one work each, adding additional media, techniques, and visual interest.

This year’s event includes a sister show at the William Ris Gallery in Jamesport entitled eARThNOFO.  In addition, owner and gallery director Mary Cantone will bring select works from her gallery to the South Fork by participating in eARThHAMPTONS in East Hampton.  Her gallery has quickly become a strong contributor to the arts in the region, representing a stable of talented prominent artists and artisans.

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Mary’s career in designing interiors and space planning has included collaborating with artists and clients to incorporate the fine arts into their lives. A bonus to Cantone’s innate and nurtured abilities is her keen sensibility for mixing mediums, styles and colors.  The gallery has been received to great success and has become a major contributor to the arts in the East End.  Her exhibits and art openings always bring in a crowd of art collectors and enthusiasts who have become loyal followers of the gallery.

Adding much excitement is the participation of acclaimed master craftsman and fine custom furniture designer Angel Naula. Naula will be contributing the Hamptons Stiletto Daybed, the latest version of his award-winning design as a special addition to the show Naula Workshop has collaborated with such acclaimed interior designers and architects and has completed high-profile residential projects for Robert Kennedy Jr., Hugh Jackman, Norah Jones, and Rupert Murdoch, among others.

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Additionally, Naula created custom made pieces for the penthouse exquisitely designed by Kelly Behun for architect Rafael Viῆoly’s 432 Park Avenue.  Naula will be participating in upcoming BKLYN DESIGNS designing the VIP lounge with high end furniture pieces and artwork from Ms. DeCanio. Naula’s work has been featured in such notable venues as Esquire SoHo, Pulse Contemporary Art, Maison de Luxe Beverly Hills, Elle Décor, New York Magazine, The New York Times, and the Hamptons Designer Showhouse.  Besides his prominent role in the world of luxury design, Naula is a constant contributor to several numerous charities, including Design on a Dime. Stark Carpet is contributing to the event by providing a rug as a floor design element to offset the Hamptons Stiletto Daybed.

Following last year’s format, there will be additional programs and events throughout the weekend. On Friday evening, the show will host a special broadcast of the 2017 Wealth Report created by a team of experts from Knight Frank Residential in collaboration with Douglas Elliman. The report is the industry’s leading publication on global prime property markets, wealth distribution and luxury trends.  The panel of experts discuss trends in art collecting, classic cars, and wine markets as well as real estate. The Wealth Report offers invaluable insight into global trends and what will impact personal assets in the years to come.

After the broadcast, a chat will be led by Dawn Watson, creator of Hamptons Party Girl and public relations manager for Douglas Elliman for the Hamptons and Long Island.  Anahi DeCanio has recently joined the Douglas Elliman team combining her Wall St. background and the same matchmaking and marketing skills she uses to put together eARThHAMPTONS to work with clients in the world of real estate.

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On Sunday at 1 pm, Pamela Willoughby will be moderating a thought-provoking and informative talk in keeping with the weekend’s eco-friendly theme. Panelists will include Laura Rose Dailey, Amber Waves Farm co-founder Katie Baldwin, Ella Snow, members from Share the Harvest Farm, and artist Scott Bluedorn.  A light lunch for invited guests will be served.   RSVP Required.

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BASIC INFO:

eARThHAMPTONS will run from Friday April 21 – 23rd  .  Ashawagh Hall: 780 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY

SCHEDULE:

Friday, April 21st             – 6 pm: Knight Frank Residential – Douglas Elliman Wealth Report.  Coffee and dessert.

Saturday, April 22nd    – Show is open from 10 to 8.  Opening Reception 5 to 8 pm.      Refreshments served.

Sunday, April 23rd     – 1 pm:  Panel Discussion moderated by Cultural Curator Pamela Willoughby.

Sunday, April 23rd –  3:30 pm – Screening of John Jinks film – Hans van de Bovenkamp “In His Own Words”

SUNDAY April 23rd   – 10 to 5 – Exhibit and Pop up outside market with the participation of Amber Waves Farm.

INFO:  www.earthHamptons.com

CONTACT:  earthHamptons@gmail.com

ADDITIONAL INFO on ARTISTS and PARTICIPANTS:

ANAHI  DECANIO

Anahi is an Uruguayan born NY artist who is deeply influenced by her surroundings, whether nature or the energy and patina on an urban wall.  Art imitating life, Ms. DeCanio’s work is characterized by a myriad of layers that reveal themselves with a bold voice or subtle whispers creating striking abstracts that are rich in texture and meaning.  Her life experience is as eclectic as her work.  With a Wall Street background and a life-long love of art and design, Anahi has recently joined the Douglas Elliman team as a perfect place to combine all those elements.

NAULA

Born in Cuenca, Ecuador, Angel Naula has spent nearly his entire life designing and fabricating custom furniture, apprenticing in his family’s own workshop until the age of six and building his first piece of furniture when he was just 13. Upon immigrating to the United States, Angel carried on the integrity, mastery, and craftsmanship instilled by his father, his grandfather, and the generations of furniture makers before them.

In 2002, Angel opened Naula Workshop and has since collaborated with such acclaimed interior designers and architects as Robin Wilson, Jamie Drake, Kelly Behun, Philip Gorrivan, and Mark Zeff. He has completed high-profile residential projects for Robert Kennedy Jr., Hugh Jackman, Norah Jones, and Rupert Murdoch, as well as commercial projects for Columbia Pictures, Mandarin Oriental NY, LaGuardia Airport, and various celebrated restaurants. His work has also been featured in such notable venues as Esquire SoHo, Pulse Contemporary Art, Maison de Luxe Beverly Hills, Elle Décor, The New York Times, and the Hampton Designer Showhouse.

WILLIAM RIS GALLERY

Mary Cantone recently opened William Ris East in Jamesport, New York on Long Island’s North Shore to continue the traditions of 50 year old William Ris Gallery in Stone Harbor.  Mary’s career in designing interiors and space planning has included collaborating with artists and encouraging clients to enhance, with passion, the fine arts. A bonus to Cantone’s innate and nurtured abilities is her keen sensibilities for mixing mediums, styles and colors.  The gallery has been received to great success and has a major contributor to the arts in the East End.  William Ris is located on Main Road, in Jamesport, NY – adjacent to the Sherwood House Vineyards Tasting Room.

PETER GUMPEL

Peter is a trained architect fascinated by light, shadow and perspective and the resulting volumetric impact of the subject.  As a figurative water-colorist, he uses his medium to record what he sees going beyond simple documentation.  He uses factual rendition as a stimulus to create images that capture the essence of the scene or person.  Mr. Gumpel is currently serving as president of the Artists Alliance of East Hampton

PHYLLIS CHILLINGWORTH

Phyllis expresses her “love of Earth” in a group of oil paintings that capture the diverse energy

she experienced in Nova Scotia, Montana, Provence and in Montauk.  Phyllis paints both plein air

and from memory; her studio is in Montauk, NY.  The show will include elusive ocean watercolors

painted in Montauk. Phyllis is a graduate of The Institute of Design, IIT, Chicago and The School

of Art & Architecture, Yale. She has had three solo shows at Atlantic Gallery, NYC.

LORI HOROWITZ

Her “Nurture series” of papier mache sculptures, depict individuals in society and their interactions. “I seem to become somehow bonded to these individuals carefully exploring and interpreting their attitudes. Often unseen and unheard, we all contribute and make up this diverse and multi-faceted population. I appreciate the complexity of each piece, collapsing three dimensional pieces into 2 and 3-dimensional space.  I love the process of combining photography, wire, papier mache and painting. This innovative, figurative analysis is a socio/ psycho study created to bring light to the attention seekers and the overlooked of our society.”

CYNTHIA SOBEL

I strive to give my paintings the fluidity of water so that the colors move around the picture plane. While it is the digital age, in creating the painting, I emphasize the movement of the hand, the arm, the body, the brush and the pen. I am interested in rhythm and breaking the rhythm; deliberation and spontaneity, mood and passion. Colors spill and run together.  Reflections of my memories constantly appear. For example, they sometimes start with my childhood memories of wading in rivers, stones under my bare feet, looking through the water so I could trap minnows and tadpoles with my hands. I think of clouds moving across the sky and the patterns of light filtering through the leaves above my head. The memories and the forms on the canvas to which they relate are evanescent. The resulting images are not literal, but are open to interpretation, capable of depicting something different each time they are viewed. The viewer must make his or her own discovery.  My paintings are like a walk in the woods without a path. It is only subtle signs that show the way out, always toward the light. In many ways, the painting is “not an image but an event.” (Rosenthal on Kline)

ALYSSA PEEK

Alyssa Peek lives in NYC and the Hamptons with her husband she is a portrait and fine art photographer.  Prior to starting Peek Photography, she spent over twenty years working in the fashion industry and left to continue creating beautiful things through the lens of her camera.  Her original work brings a fresh and innovative perspective to traditional photography, always reflecting her love of abstract expressionism and modern art.  Images are either captured abstractly or modified in-camera or post-production where she artistically enhances the ordinary to make it extraordinary.  She works directly with interior designs to create custom sized pieces to fit their individual needs.

LISA PETKER MINTZ

Lisa’s paintings are autobiographical and focus on different places, people and life experiences.  The themes are personal but universal, death, love, divorce, marriage and children dominate the work.  Landscape and sense of place also play a  major role.  The act of picture making is a critical of the journey.  “I need to make beautiful, cohesive, and entertaining paintings.  I paint with the same intensity in which I live my life, but also maintain the naïve view that in today’s chaotic society there are moments in life that can be pure and beautiful.  Life is chaotic; I juggle so many different roles.  My working process is the same.  I juggle many different images and materials.  The process is trial and error until the conclusion is clear”

 

INVITATIONAL ARTISTS:

Geralyne Lewandowski, Charles Waller, John Jinks, Mary Milne, Scott Bluedorn, Blair Seagram, Christine Newman, Gia Schifano, Nicole Barylski, Carl Scorza, Anu Annam, Nicole Passman, Martha McAleer, Live Thiers, Mary Milne, Elayna Toby Singer.

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Art as a special gift…

SHORT DAYS ART SHOW &

FINE ART BOUTIQUE

IN  EAST HAMPTON THIS WEEKEND!

Fine art makes a wonderful gift for yourself or someone special in your life.  Please join artists Anahi DeCanio, John Todaro, Annie Sessler and Sarah Jaffe Turnbull for a special exhibit at Ashawagh Hall.  The show will include small works and prints.

December 10th and 11th.

Opening Reception Saturday from 4 to 8.

Ashawagh Hall – 780 Springs Fireplace Road, East Hampton, NY

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Thoughts on “giving Tuesday” – and the 15th Anniversary of ReachingU

Today, on so  called “giving Tuesday” I’m compelled to write a short note about ReachingU.  I’ve been lucky enough to have been part of this wonderful team of volunteers for a few years.  They openly give of their time and work tirelessly to open doors and provide opportunities for children and those in need of a hand.

This year’s event marked their 15th anniversary of what grew from an idea to give back and make the world a better place – starting out as a simple garage sale – to what is now a well run influencer supporting a broad swath of causes and contributing to several organizations which are approved after passing strict due diligence measures. The mission is to promote initiatives and strengthen organizations that help Uruguayans living in poverty.We promote initiatives and strengthen organizations that offer educational opportunities so that all Uruguayans living in poverty can develop their full potential.
With a number of member branches that have sprouted over the years, fundraising events held every year worldwide have become increasingly successful over time.  I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to attend the NY Gala which this year honored famed Uruguayan born architect Rafael Vinoly.   His foundation also  generously contributed to the evening’s fundraising efforts.

As usual, the hours of work behind the scenes from the host chairs, committees and volunteers showed. There were several donors who contributed to the auction, including several other artists.  I had an amazing time fun time made all the better from the chance to attend with friend and colleague Angel Naula, president of Naula Workshops, meet the warm and engaging Vinoly and a chance to chat with the very cool (and gracious) Sebastian Arcelus from House of Cards and Madam Secretary.

But more important than all the fun and glitter, I’m anxious to hear the stories of how the results from the night will make a genuine difference in the lives of so many.   Feel lucky and honored…

   Please take a moment to check out their site and all they do by clicking on the logo below.  Thanks!

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Please click on the ReachingU logo above for additional info and videos. Thanks!

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ReachingU 2016 NY Fundraising Gala Auction honoring Rafael Vinoly – Angel Naula, Rafael Vinoly, Sebastian Arcelus and Anahi DeCanio

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IF WALLS COULD TALK – Mixed Media Abstract by Anahi DeCanio donated to ReachingU 15th Anniversary Art Auction

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SHORT DAYS ART EXHIBIT & ART BOUTIQUE – ASHAWAGH HALL – DECEMBER 10 & 11 2016

SHORT DAYS Art Show & Fine Art Boutique

Ashawagh Hall -East Hampton,  NY.

Saturday December 10th and 11th.

OPENING RECEPTION – SATURDAY DECEMBER 10TH – 4 TO 8 PM.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:

Anahi DeCanio – John Todaro – Annie Sessler – Sarah Jaffe Turnbull

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Four local artists who make a seamless connection between nature and the abstract will be showing at Ashawagh Hall on December 10th and 11th.  Their work includes abstract painting, ceramic sculpture and prints from a variety of techniques including monotypes, solar prints, fish prints and photography.  In addition to what promises to be a stunning collection of larger wall pieces, they will be creating an “art-boutique” with the idea that fine art can make fine gifts.

ANAHI DeCANIO   – Anahi will be exhibiting new abstract work including her textured layered zen landscapes which often include musings and messages of positivity. She is a multi-disciplinary artist working in a variety of media, including award winning product designs.  Her work is part of private and corporate collections in the United States, Europe and Latin America.  Winning numerous awards in national juried competitions, she has participated in group and solo exhibits across the US in several galleries and museums. In 2016, Anahi was selected as the featured artist for the White House Fellows Leadership Conference held in Washington DC and as Nassau County Hispanic Artist of the Year. Her work has been published in a number of publications, including The New York Times and TIME, and has been used in several TV and motion picture productions.
Anahi is also the Creative Director of ArtyZen Studios and founder of eco-friendly art and design show eARThHAMPTONS.  She is on the Board of the Artists Alliance of East Hampton and the Art League of Long Island and an active participant and volunteer in several charities and art organizations.  She is represented on the East End by the William Ris gallery in Jamesport.
“Every brushstroke, color, element, or scratch as symbols of the marks left behind by life events and the passage of time” –  She explores this concept by applying countless strokes of paint and occasional collage elements and gilding creating intricate abstract landscapes.  Art imitating life – some of these layers are part of the story but remain hidden, some subtly reveal themselves in small glimpses.  Inspired by nature as well as urban settings, the results are richly textured surfaces exploding with color and nuance. 
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SARAH JAFFE TURNBULL moved to the East End in 1981 from Vermont, where she had practiced law and been involved with community issues of health, civil rights and criminal justice.  She continued her involvement in public service while raising a family.  She began working with clay around ten years ago and started exploring sculpture about five years ago. Sarah’s ceramic sculptures are deceptively metallic looking due to the glaze, which implies a strength that on closer observation belies vulnerability.  Some of the forms are architectonic, but off balance, creating a different kind of tension.

Her prints, both monotypes and solar, work with color and movement- some peaceful and others edgy.  Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues, the most recent being the  2016 Long Island Biennial at the Heckscher Museum in Huntington, NY, and the internationally juried exhibition of solar plate prints at the Alex Ferrone Gallery in Cutchogue, NY.

 

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ANNIE SESSLER’S prints have been featured in the New York Times, on the CBS Sunday Morning Show, in Dan’s Papers, Edible East End, Manhattan & Brooklyn, on the menus of the Red Lobster restaurant chain, in the East Hampton Star , EH Press and on OneKingsLane.

Her Japanese inspired original Gyotaku ink impressions are hand rubbed onto cloth, while her line of digitally reproduced works can be machine printed onto fabric or fine art papers. These fine reproductions can include alterations to color, form and scale. They can also form the basis or skeleton of mixed media drawings and collage. The show will include framed and loose prints, along with excerpts and abstractions of her traditional fish prints. Annie lives and works in Montauk.

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JOHN TODARO’S award winning photographs are widely collected. His work in on permanent display at Southampton Hospital and at the Harold McMahon Medical Center in Amagansett. In 2014, his photograph “Aperture” was selected for the cover of Mark Doty’s “Deep Lane,” and his work has been published by The New Yorker, Unicef, Shutterbug, Crain’s,  Men’s Journal and other magazines.  In the ’70’s, John studied with master printer Anthony Nobile, gaining inspiration from Nobile’s studies with Minor White and Paul Caponigro. He also worked as a ranger for the National Park Service, cataloguing the collection of 19th century photographs at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site.

John is most known for his landscapes, but at Ashawagh the focus will be on a compelling new collection of semi-abstractions with a particular emphasis on botanical forms. This work (rendered in both color and monochrome) is unified by simplicity of form and a distinctive lyrical voice. For interested collectors, there will be a large group of “first prints” along with a full selection of miniatures and unframed work.  John works year round from his home-studio in East Hampton.

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Anahi DeCanio participates in Mystery by Design Charity Event at Stark Home

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!

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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, 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 Alliance

Designers + 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

OUR 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.


 OUR STORY

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.


 OUR PHILOSOPHY

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

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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.

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Anahi DeCanio – Pared Lateral 57 – Mixed media on canvas

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.

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Anahi DeCanio – East of Paradise – Mixed media on canvas

About Huntington Arts Council  (from their site)

OUR MISSION

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).

Participating Artists

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.

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Huntington Arts Council – Conversations in Color Abstract Exhibit

 

Anahi DeCanio selected as Hispanic Artist of the Year by Nassau County Legislature in Celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month

It is a great pleasure to share the announcement from the Nassau County Legislature of the selection of Anahi DeCanio as Hispanic Artist of the Year in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Mon…

Source: Anahi DeCanio selected as Hispanic Artist of the Year by Nassau County Legislature in Celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month