Thursday, September 06, 2007

The Tools of the Craft...

An impressive crowd of people greeted me at the reception for The Tools of the Craft. I was hesitant to enter as there were so many people hanging out outside. 'wichcraft and La Colombe hosted this "art, food, fundraising event" which featured the paintings of Steve Ellis. 25% of all the art sales will be donated to The Pat Hearn and Colin de Land Cancer Foundation. The comfortable setting of the former La Colombe New York headquarters cozily housed a gathering of works by Steve Ellis and a memorial tribute to a fellow artist who recently passed away.

Left: Irene, Ben, Jenny, and Jeremy (who all work for 'wichcraft) pose in front of a few of Steve Ellis' paintings. It's always nice to see people outside of work and not in a uniform.

Right: An original oil painting by Steve Ellis. It is tightly rendered in a photo-realist style. The exactitude goes a long way in embodying the meanings of commercialism and that which is forgotten or over-looked, or is threatening in implication.

1 comment:

Jean Katherine Baldridge said...

this is great Andrew and you have a super time tomorrow!