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Souleo w/Cyndi Lauper

Souleo w/Cyndi Lauper

Several years ago (when the above picture was taken) I had the pleasure of meeting one of my favorite recording artists of all time, Cyndi Lauper. We met at an event celebrating her True Colors Residence, which provides permanent supportive housing for LGBT youth in NYC with a history of homelessness. Fast forward a few years and I am now proud to announce my role as curator for the True Colors Residence permanent exhibitionUntitled.

This opportunity was made possible through the nonprofit arts organization, Art Connects New York. I hope that you can join me for their 2nd Annual Spring Benefit where you will have the chance to view Untitled before its permanent installation at the True Colors Residence. Please check out all details and ticket information below.


André St. Clair and Tavet Gillson, The Promise, 2015



Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 6-8pm

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts
529 W. 20th Street, Suite 6W, Chelsea

Join us in celebrating the Art Connects New York 2nd Annual Spring Benefit with the debut of our latest art exhibition for the True Colors Residence: New York City’s first and only permanent, supportive housing for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth with a history of homelessness.

Art Connects New York partnered with True Colors to create Art Connects New York’s first permanent exhibition of all-commissioned new artworks. Under the guidance of Harlem-based curator, Souleo, eight contemporary artists were paired with True Colors residents to create original, mixed media portraits of their community.

The Art Connects Spring Benefit will be the exclusive preview of these new works before they are permanently installed at the True Colors Residence in Harlem this summer!

Come celebrate Gay Pride Month with Art Connects New York as we salute this exciting step in the life of one of New York’s most important and unique LGBT institutions. 

Art Connects Spring Benefit highlights include:

  • Cocktail reception with the artists
  • Tour led by curator Souleo
  • Art sale – work by the commissioned artists & others
  • Silent Auction – art, luxury & lifestyle offerings
  • New Art Connects gift items
Commissioned Artists: Jeanine Alfieri, André St. Clair and Tavet Gillson, Uday K. Dhar,
Greg Frederick, Kimberly Mayhorn, Beau McCall, Frank Sabatté.

Attire: your own True Colors

To purchase tickets or make a donation please click here!

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