Any chance we get to give back through our work interests us. No one did that for us, so we’re trying to set an example for others -- for the youth," says 2ESAE.
Miami, FL (PRWEB) September 04, 2012
Creating and enriching community partnerships through art and design, Anima Domus, South Florida’s premiere destination for contemporary Italian home furnishings, has partnered with street artist collaborative UR New York (Mike Baca aka 2ESAE and Fernando Romero aka SKI), Pop International Galleries in New York City, and Italian contemporary furniture company Driade to actively support and give back to their most admired local charity, the Children’s Bereavement Center, which offers free peer support for children, teens, young adults and caregivers who are grieving the death of a loved one.
Over the next two months, armed with a white swiveling Nemo Armchair by Fabio Novembre donated by Driade and Anima Domus, UR New York will paint the iconic face in their cutting-edge urban industrial style where it will be completed at a LIVE painting event at Pop International Galleries in New York City, on October 3rd.
“It’s an amazing cause and it hits close to home. We both come from unstable backgrounds and have had to mold our way to where we are now,” says SKI. “Any chance we get to give back through our work interests us. No one did that for us, so we’re trying to set an example for others -- for the youth,” says 2ESAE.
Follow Anima Domus, UR New York, and Pop International Galleries on Facebook and Twitter to see the progression of the Nemo flourish from start to finish. Once completed, the newly painted and one-of-a-kind Nemo will be available for viewing in New York City at Pop International Galleries until October, when it will then be transported to Miami, to be displayed at Anima Domus’ Design District showroom to coincide with Miami Art Basel festivities.
On December 4th, Anima Domus will hold an exclusive event “Facing the Future: In Support of the Children’s Bereavement Center and Our Community” with catering by Egg & Dart. During the event a raffle will determine the lucky collector who will take home this unique work of art. All proceeds collected from the raffle will go toward furthering the mission of the Children’s Bereavement Center.
During the week of Art Basel and Design Miami December 5th - 9th in Miami, visit Anima Domus to see the artists of UR New York paint another original Nemo Armchair at a LIVE painting event alongside an exhibition of their artwork artwork in conjunction with Pop International Galleries.
“Doing good for our community, and giving back to a city that we all love so much, is one of the core values of our company as well as the core values of all who are participating in this worthy project,” says Marconi Naziazeni, owner of Anima Domus. “The Children’s Bereavement Center is a very active institution that provides vital support free of charge to many families in a moment of extreme need. They truly need our support. ”
For more information about the event and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.childbereavement.org.
About Anima Domus
Anima Domus was founded in 1998 by Marconi and Silvia Naziazeni and grew from a small family operation into Miami’s premiere destination for high-end contemporary Italian home furnishings. With its emphasis on understanding the needs of each one of its clients and catering to those needs, Anima Domus has become a leading resource for interior furnishings in South Florida. Anima Domus extends special consideration for the trade, offering services such as project development, fabric selection, and custom wall units that are geared specifically toward facilitating an easier purchasing process for its trade clients.
About UR New York
Inspiring creativity amongst the youth and people of all ages, New York based artists Mike Baca aka 2ESAE and Fernando Romero aka SKI are members of the art collective UR New York represented by Pop International Gallery in New York City. Their mission is to create an urban industrial aesthetic by combining media such as photography, silk-screening, graphic design, and graffiti. Often giving back to their community, UR New York works to inspire creativity in people - especially the youth - doing motivational speaking and transforming the street graffiti perception into positive urban industrial art.
About the Children’s Bereavement Center
The Children’s Bereavement Center (CBC), a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation, is a comprehensive, multicultural, community based, bereavement support, education, and resource center. The CBC promotes the principles that grieving is a normal, natural process and that people have the ability to heal from their loss at their own unique pace, and extends free supportive services and resources to families, caregivers, schools and the community. Participants gain a better understanding of their own experience and learn to empathize with one another, contributing to self-esteem, trust and hope for the future. The CBC is located throughout Miami-Dade and in Broward County.
Please visit http://www.childbereavement.org or call 305-668-4902 for more information about the Children's Bereavement Center groups or volunteering.
About Pop International Galleries
Founded in 1997 by Jeff Jaffe, Pop International Galleries - aka "The Pop Gallery" - is an exciting art gallery on West Broadway in the heart of SoHo, in New York City. Pop International specializes in Pop Art, Urban Art and art and photography that is derived from, or influenced by, popular culture. Jeff firmly believes that a strong educational component is vital to the nurturing of all types of collectors. Events at the gallery often include guest lectures, discussions and screenings, as well as numerous and meaningful charitable tie-ins, making Pop International Galleries very much a part of the community at large.
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