Posted on April 6, 2017
Here is the first public look at eight of the new thirteen drawings by Swoon which she made while in Haiti a couple of week ago. She is donating her own work to aid Heliotrope Foundation programs in Haiti and Braddock, Pennsylvania. These drawings, along with the limited run prints from six international artists will be released today, April 6th, at a pop up show opening in Manhattan and we hope you can come.
Hand drawn originals while in Haiti recently, Swoon captures the people she’s hanging around with, playing with, working with. During her work there she has forged relationships and an understanding of how to help, in small and large ways, to build opportunities along with basic shelter.
A gentle observer, each portrait tells a little about the person who she spending a few moments with, a time captured that can be shared. Now that homes will be built and some folks are learning new trades, you know that your support is appreciated in many ways that impact others in a meaningful way.
We’re very pleased that these new sketches will be framed and on display for visitors this weekend at the pop-up gallery and to know that some lucky folks will go home with Swoon originals – the proceeds from which go directly to the Heliotrope foundation.
WHAT: Swoon x Heliotrope x BSA Pop-Up Opening Reception
WHEN: Thursday, April 6 at 6 PM – 9 PM
WHERE: 88 1/2 7th Avenue, between 15th & 16th St., New York, NY
Heliotrope Prints Fundraiser
Curated by Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo, Brooklyn StreetArt
Join us for the opening of our pop-up exhibit, featuring newly released sketches by Swoon Studio and limited edition prints by six world-renowned street artists:
Prints starting at $50 apiece.
Proceeds support the cultural and education programs of the Heliotrope Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization founded by Swoon aka Caledonia Curry.
Super stoked that @DJScribe will be providing tunes for the festivities. Scribe has been the founder of many notable NYC residencies over the years, including the classic I Love Vinyl party. In addition, he has shared the marquee at live music venues like the Highline Ballroom, Le Poisson Rouge, SOB’s and Joe’s Pub with Lykke Li, Little Dragon, Antibalas, Chin Chin, Roy Ayers, Me’Shell Ndegeocello, Omar, Dwele, Les Nubians and many more. He has worked in the studio alongside DJ Spinna, including work on remixes Spinna did for Michael Jackson & Shaun Escoffery.
Refreshments provided by Stolen Rum and by Smart Beer