National Artist teams up for Haitian Relief in Denver

When Haiti was rocked by the 7.0 earthquake, global citizens watched intently. Denver’s own GALLERY M reached out to select fine artists who could ideally relate and legitimately assist with the turmoil before this country.

Enter Jay Wolf Schlossberg-Cohen. Jay’s role as a leading social justice advocate, along with being a world class international artist, immediately offered his works as a basis for a 24 hour relief fund raiser. Recognized for his flowing and vibrant performers, the Baltimore native has selected his “Haitian Dancers“, an original acrylic, cut-out on paper as the lead painting in the 24 hour effort. The significance of the work is actually more than just the Haitian Dancers flowing on paper – it was completed in 1995 during the same period that Schlossberg-Cohen used the technique for a memorable work in President Clinton’s private residence at the White House (now on display at the Clinton Library).

Keeping with the gallery’s standard leadership role in the community, local artists are encouraged to stop in and choose from a beautiful selection of exhibition frames that might contain the next great masterpiece. A minimum donation of $10 is requested to assist in the overall goal of $100,000 from this local, independently owned gallery.

Citizens and collectors interested in participating in the 24 hour event can do so through GALLERY M in three methods: In Person between 11AM and 8PM on Wednesday or on Thursday from 10:30A to 11A; by phone between 8P til 11A, and online. All donations to be directed toward Unicef/RedCross/Yele relief efforts.


Author: Mason Hayutin

Founder, Editor and contributing writer, Mr. Mason Hayutin is recognized for his depth of experience and knowledge in technology, energy economics, and the arts (fine and visual). Having worked with recognized world class artists and their estates since 1997, Mason brings a wealth of practical experiences from installations, marketing and private sales.

An active business advocate, he successfully released the fine art documentary film LUBIE LOVE in 2009 ahead of the global auto crisis – in addition to maintaining his tenure as Vice President of GALLERY M INC. Hayutin holds a degree in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis. You can read his insight here at The Art Quarterly as well as in regional and national publications.

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