Art + Advocacy Kickoff at Deborah Colton Gallery

Bidding to Benefit

Phoebe Seward. Photography Emile Browne.  |  Photos by Emile Browne
December 27, 2013
Event Date:
September 28, 2013

“Even the Pigeons Don’t See Me” — so reads a billboard that graces the skyline along I-45 South. The marquee was created by artist Jessica Crute as part of The Voice of the Homeless campaign, which also benefitted Bread of Life. The organization hosted its kickoff fund-raiser, Art + Advocacy, at Deborah Colton Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition “Collective Identity.” Cocktails and bites from Sorrel Urban Bistro nourished 350 guests, while performances by Virtuosi made for a spirited atmosphere. All proceeds from the silent and live auctions financed a year’s worth of housing for dispossessed Kelly Brown and drove home the exhibition’s theme of advocacy and social change. Acquiring art with warm hearts: Harry Weber, Food Bank president and CEO Brian Greene,  Volker Hirsinger, Lori and David Hess, Brandon Thrasher, Holly Nini, Lester Marks, and Viktor Kopic.