Unsheltered VI A Big Success

Our sixth art show, Unsheltered VI, featuring works by homeless, at-risk youth and young adults, was a big success. Taking place at prestigious hair salon Ramos Carreon – owned by Emmy winning stylist Robert Ramon and Philip Carreon – , the event attracted a steady flow of visitors and we had a full house all night.

The show included 34 pieces as colorful and diverse as the ten young artists who created them: Altitude Abstrakt, Andrew Washington, Darrel DJ Morgan, Jess Barlass, Kris Williams, Leahcim Robinson, Marquze Killion, Morgan Movesaround, Neil Massey, Wolfgang Meesenburg.

Artists Leah, Andrew, Altitude Abstrakt and Neil (left to right)

Artists Andrew (left) and Marquze (right)

AMD founder Maike with set decorator Jean Simone who bought this piece by Marquze Killion

Richard Gibson (center), owner of Ted Gibson Frames, helped with framing some of the art

Two of our guests studying the show catalog

Salon Owner Philip Carreon (left) and salon manager Rowena Ajero

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We were happy to see people connecting with old friends and making new ones.

The hors d’oeuvres, a  donation by Robert Ramos’ husband, Alejandro Zavala 

Our wonderful bartender Manuela made sure that the glasses were always full

DJ Cherish The Luv had come all the way from New York to support us, and her feel good music put a smile on people’s faces.It felt more like being at a party with friends than at a formal art show reception.

DJ Cherish The Luv enjoying the view

DJ Cherish The Luv’s view from the balcony

 

A Million Drops board members Ross Dodds, Preston Johnson, Denise Grisco, Maike Both and Don W. Neil

And most importantly: People loved the art! At the end of the day, 26 of pieces had been sold (UPDATE: the additional 8 pieces have sold since), and proceeds went 100% to the artists and towards art supplies.Thank you to everyone who supported us, first of all to Robert Ramos and Phillip Carreon who opened the door of their salon for us; to DJ Cherish The Luv for giving her time, love and talent making people feel happy and at home; to Johnny Cornwell for letting us use his sound system for free; and last but not least to the young, dedicated people who in spite of difficult circumstances, created beautiful art. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome, and we are looking forward to Unsheltered VII.

 

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