A whole slew of well know artists are helping this week to support the Gulf Coast Arts and Rebuilding. From The Art Of New York Exhibition, Feb. 22-28, 2006 at the World Financial Center Winter Garden. NY Daily News Read here
FROM THE ART OF NEW YORK began with a simple E-mail. Two days after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, NY1 News Arts Reporter and Producer Stephanie Simon asked colleagues, friends and family to help her plan an art benefit for the hurricane-affected areas. She wrote, "We all know what a powerful force art can be; let's work together to show that to the people who so desperately need our help right now." She envisioned a concerted effort by the New York art world to support its counterparts in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. FROM THE ART OF NEW YORK was born. Since then, a dedicated group of artists, reporters, publicists, event planners, graphic designers, fundraisers and many others have worked tirelessly to create a unique event that benefits the arts and long-term rebuilding of the Gulf Coast, and pays tribute to the region's artistic heritage.