Bowery Mission Hosting ‘LES Art Drive’ Auction and ‘Through My Lens’ Showcase of Photographs Shot by the Homeless

Posted on: December 12th, 2014 at 9:23 am by
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Here’s a great way to help those in need and finish up that holiday shopping. This Sunday marks the first annual L.E.S. Art Drive, a silent auction to benefit the good works being done at the Bowery Mission. Neighborhood galleries (Sperone Westwater, Simon Preston Gallery and Gallery nine5), as well as artists with ties to the Lower East Side (including Patrick McMullan, Curtis Kulig and Natvar Bhavsar) have all donated pieces for the event. It’s open to the public, and 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the Mission.

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Photo: Robert Perry

Also, be sure to peek at the photography exhibit ‘Through My Lens‘ on view at The Bowery Mission, right next door to the L.E.S. Art Drive.  One of the participants in the show was the victim of the fatal hit-and-run that transpired on November 24. The exhibition “gives voice to a marginalized group by allowing viewers to experience the world through the lens of these photographers. Resulting images are deeply personal, documenting the challenges of finding a place to sleep, exploring lingering childhood trauma and telling stories of friendship and mutual care.”

The auction is being held on Sunday, December 14, 1-6pm at the New Museum’s ground-floor space at 231 Bowery. ‘Through My Lens’ opening reception is Sunday, December 14, 3-5pm.

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