Friday, July 16, 2010
Ports 1961: Art Auction
It was a terrific turnout last night for an excellent cause at fashion boutique Ports 1961's art auction. Raising money for Gulf recovery efforts, the crowd was decidedly fashionable and friendly, making easy conversation as people (and jellyfish) mingled about the terrace overlooking the Meatpacking District while casting silent bids on the gallery full of paintings. Both Olivia and I had artwork in the show, with her brown pelican starting a fierce bidding war. Eddie Parsons, Retail Public Relations director, seen here with Ports president Jacqui Wenzel, was inspired to organize the auction after a recent trip to visit family in Pensacola, Florida, where he found the once-familiar white sand beaches altered by the spill. The evening proved to be a great success in raising $3,000 as well as raising awareness.