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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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Naula – Anahi DeCanio at eARThHAMPTONS 2016

 

 

Come Out to Play… Matters of the heart

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Not totally certain of the exact definition of Serendipity, unless of course, you’re thinking of the fabulous frozen hot chocolate served at the namesake place in New York City.   I spoke to several friends who gave me a variety of interpretations.  But…

I’ll backtrack. I was supposed to “Come Out to Play” this past Saturday to attend a closing reception for “Abstract Women”. The group exhibit was an all women show curated by Mary Cantone, Director and owner at William Ris East Gallery in Jampesport, NY.  The show included my artwork (Anahi DeCanio), and the works of  Martha McAleer, Anne Franklin and Marilyn Weiss.  As it turns out, literal matters of the heart prevented me from from going and attending the reception.  As I was facing a few very unexpected life detours I got an email from a friend.  “Congratulations on you making the cover of The Independent!”   Yes!  There it is… My definition of Serendipity…

This was a busy social week in the Hamptons.  The always amazing landscape architect on a mission to protect us from “Come Out to Play” Mixed media on canvas by Anahi DeCaniopesticides, Edwina von Gal, had a fundraiser for her fabulous organization PRFCT Earth Project with non other than Deborah Harry as entertainment. There were beautiful horses (and people) wrapping up the The Hampton Classic and art exhibits all over town, including one curated by Pamela Willoughby and Julia Keyes benefiting ProjectMost,  a project near and dear to my heart which focuses on providing needed services for children on the East End. So I must admit it was a big surprise to see my painting on the cover. The timing could not have been better.

And last but not least – William Ris East has been in the art world for 50 years but it is brand new to the North Fork. This is a perfect time to follow the Long Island wine trail on the East and pay them a visit!  The gallery is located next to the Sherwood House Tasting Room.  So stop by to meet really nice people,  view great art and enjoy a glass of wine!

The heart matters had a great outcome and are fortunately behind me but the smile from the cover still remains!  Thanks to the team at Hampton Daze and The Independent, a wonderful source of all things Hamptons, for the smile and the cover!

To view the entire publication, please click HERE!

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ART WITHOUT BORDERS – AMERICA: North and South at Art League of Long Island

ART WITHOUT BORDERS AMERICA NOURTH AND SOUTH ANAHI DECANIO earthhamptons artyzen studiosReception Friday, August 5th

6:30- 9:30pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Art League of Long Island, Dix Hills, NY –  – 

Co- Curated by Anahi DeCanio and Lori Horowitz

July 30th – August 7th, 2016

A reception for the art exhibition “Art Without Borders – America: North and South” will be held on Friday, August 5th, 2016, 6:30 – 9:30pm.  The show, which runs through August 7th, 2016, will feature artwork by  local artists and Uruguayan born artists – hence North and South.  Artists include Anahi DeCanio, Lori Horowitz, Neil Leinwohl, Olga Armand-Ugon , Kelynn Z. Alder and Aurelio Torres.  

Sneak Preview:  Sunday, July 31st, 1:00 pm.  Meet the artists and enjoy a Q & A about the concept behind the show and the artwork on exhibit.

Monday August 1st – 1:00 PM – Nancy Ganzekaufer owner of Expressive Living Art and Framing will give a talk about the role of art in the home.  Topics will include art selection, the purchase of original work vs. prints, art placement and additional discussion of interest to collectors and homeowners alike.

“Art without Borders – America: North and South”, promises to be an exciting exhibit with three local artists and three artists from Uruguay featuring their latest work exploring differences and commonality in a juxtaposition of cultural currents from North and South. A blend of distinctive styles and perspectives using elements from a variety of media will be on exhibit including painting, sculpture and installation. Refreshments will be served during the artist reception. Let the art move you and dance to music from Salsa to Swing. All artwork is for sale.  The reception is free and open to the public.

Anahi DeCanio:  is an accomplished multidisciplinary artist whose artwork includes mixed media, collage, assemblage and installation.  Her work is part of private and corporate collections worldwide.   Winning numerous awards in national juried competitions for art and product design, Anahi has participated in group and solo exhibits across the US in several notable venues and museums.  Her work has been published in a number of publications, including TIME.  Anahi’s artwork has been used in several TV and motion picture productions.   Anahi, is the founder and curator of eARThHAMPTONS and Creative Director of ArtyZen Studios.  She serves on various boards and committees of 501-c3 art organizations and others.

Lori Horowitz: Lori Horowitz is multifaceted artist and lifelong supporter of the arts through teaching, arts advisory positions, working as an exhibiting artist here and abroad. She is a union scenic artist and set designer for film, TV and theater. Ms. Horowitz is currently, a curator/director of “Studio 5404,” an artists’ space, a non-profit cultural arts organization on the South Nassau /Suffolk border.  Her current series, “Burned into Memory”, is a study of personalities and environments. Sculptural images digest the posture of individuals while faces reflect their stories. In her process, “Painting with Fire”, images are burned into copper screening creating haunting shadows, translucent images and reflective imagery.

Kelynn Z. Alder: is featured in Cynthia Maris Dantzic’s book: “100 New York Painters” is an accomplished artist whose portraits have been commissioned by such notable publications as The New Yorker, as well as many private collectors. Self-defined as a “Visual Essayist with a wanderlust” Kelynn is recognized internationally for her portraits of Australian Aboriginal elders and the Indigenous of the Mexican Rainforest along with Coney Island sideshow performers.

Olga Armand- Ugon: is a well- known Uruguayan artist who assembles fragile materials, gluing, composing with them, and running a line of certain character along the stains, generating relationships and a dialogue between spaces, stains, textures, and lines. Her intentionally unfinished faces awaken the imagination, inviting the viewer to join in the emotional experience of their inner world or to complete it with their own. Olga has exhibited widely in group and solo shows including a recent exhibit at the Consulate General of Uruguay in New York City.

Neil Leinwohl:  In 1966 I left a Fine Arts Scholarship at the School Of Visual Arts and enlisted in the Army to be a photographer. Five months later I found myself in Vietnam armed with a Leica M3 and a couple of Nikons. I create art on the computer, narratives built with photographs and graphics I’ve manipulated. I also work with acrylics and oil paint sticks. Since 1970, I’ve worked in advertising, as a writer, art director and creative director. I now work on my art full-time..My art is about personal mythology, both real and conjured and the unreliable nature of memory.  I create art on the computer, narratives built with photographs and graphics I’ve manipulated. 

Aurelio Torres:  Born in Montevideo, Uruguay to a family of artists, Aurelio was raised in New York City.  His father, Horacio Torres, was an accomplished classically trained artist.  His artistic training was in Barcelona, Spain, where he studied for several years with his uncle Augusto Torres.  Aurelio’s grandfather, was the acclaimed Modernist Master Joaquin Torres-Garcia.  Aurelio’s travels have inspired him to create much of his work in natural outdoor settings.  His aesthetic sensibility is one of essential simplicity and natural, uncontrived beauty.  

Art League of Long Island

107 East Deer Park Road Dix Hills, NY 11746 p: 631 462-5400 f: 631 462-5011

Additional Info: Anahi DeCanio   561 706-1525 –  email: earthHamptons@gmail.com

                                 Lori Horowitz:    631-748-4196 – email: LoriHorowitzartist@gmail.com