In this case the first is a show by members of the Housing Works Creative Arts Therapy Program titled, Creating Home. Artistic Expressions of a Positive Community.
All proceeds from the sale of artwork will benefit Housing Works, which provides holistic health and housing services to homeless and low-income New Yorkers living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
The show runs Aug 13 - 14, 2010
The next show to take place this month is Transformation. The Photography of Mike Ruiz.
With a unique approach to the exploration of visceral brilliance, his finely crafted frames of reference have appeared in Vanity Fair, Conde Nast Traveler, Interview, Italian Elle, Spanish and Brazilian Vogue. Additionally, Mike has contributed to D&G’s ‘Hollywood’ book and Iman's ‘The Beauty of Color’ beauty book and continues to explore different forms of expression via film, television and music.
The show runs Aug 26 - 28, 2010.
Both of these shows look interesting and worthwhile and offer a brief respite from the normal mundane heat laden days of August -- the first home grown crafts and art the second slick and professional -- two extremes in one month.
See you there.