PARTY TIME!

 

Launching Issue 6 along with Jack Shainman and the new exhibition 'Travelogue' at The School was beyond — as in BEEEE-Y-OOOO-ND. If you missed it, you missed a really good thing.

The afternoon kicked off with a tour of mind-blowing work by artists that rock our senses in unexpected ways (read review here). Then, as the great clouds drifted away, we sprang into a celebration that had us on our feet until well beyond sundown. Like all great parties, the appointed end time came and went and nobody was ready to go home.

The incredible Toshi Reagon kicked off with a great set. Such talent! Swizz Beatz followed and kept us working the dance floor until we could hardly stand anymore. It was a day filled with laughter, art, conversation, plenty of puppies and lots of kids, and friends old and new connecting over food and drinks, all in the spirit of generosity and our shared love for the arts and humanity.

The experience left us feeling richer and reminded us that creativity requires love, care and community to blossom and to become vibrant and powerful.

Thank you Jack and Carlos for your generosity and inspiring spirit!

 

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 Photos by Issue 6's Cover couple The Guzmans

Check out how Swizz Beatz creates opportunities for artists at  The Dean Collection

 Swizz Beatz gave us his all — and then some! Leslie Parks Bailey, daughter of the seminal photographer and film director Gordon Parks, enjoys the ride.

Swizz Beatz gave us his all — and then some! Leslie Parks Bailey, daughter of the seminal photographer and film director Gordon Parks, enjoys the ride.

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Artist Brad Kahlhamer's work in the show gave us goose bumps. Here with  UD's Kate Orne and Artist Kathy Ruttenberg.

Issue 6. A great excuse to party! Featuring The Guzmans on the cover!

 Our cover girl Connie Hansen, the 2nd half of the brilliant photographer duo  Guzman , with Artist Ellen Jong. Ph: Lisa Muskat

Our cover girl Connie Hansen, the 2nd half of the brilliant photographer duo Guzman, with Artist Ellen Jong. Ph: Lisa Muskat

 Carlos Vega, you rock our boat with your moves!

Carlos Vega, you rock our boat with your moves!

 Jack Shainman hanging with Artist Radcliffe Bailey after introducing Bailey's deeply moving  Travelogue.

Jack Shainman hanging with Artist Radcliffe Bailey after introducing Bailey's deeply moving Travelogue.

 Musicians who hang together, stay together: Ganessa James,  Allison Miller, Toshi Reagon and Juliette Jones. Ph: YK Hong, courtesy of Toshi Reagon.

Musicians who hang together, stay together: Ganessa James,  Allison Miller, Toshi Reagon and Juliette Jones. Ph: YK Hong, courtesy of Toshi Reagon.

 Swizz Beatz, a man with a major passion.

Swizz Beatz, a man with a major passion.

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 How amazing to have Kehinde Wiley join us! We love his epic portrait of  President Obama! Seen here with Curator Che Morales.

How amazing to have Kehinde Wiley join us! We love his epic portrait of  President Obama! Seen here with Curator Che Morales.

Artist Toyin Ojih Odutola glows like the star she is.

Radcliffe Bailey's work from Travelogue.

  Check out Nina Chanel Abney's work at The School!

Check out Nina Chanel Abney's work at The School!

Andres Serrano and his wife Irina Movmyga popped up from the city for the day.

 Kehinde Wiley with his Afghans Sultan & Togo and  Joakim von Ditmar with the fierce little Compton.

Kehinde Wiley with his Afghans Sultan & Togo and  Joakim von Ditmar with the fierce little Compton.

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 Radcliffe Bailey is totally down with the the sound of Swizz Beatz.

Radcliffe Bailey is totally down with the the sound of Swizz Beatz.

  Leslie Parks Bailey takes Jack and Carlos for a spin. 

 Leslie Parks Bailey takes Jack and Carlos for a spin. 

UD Contributing Photographer Carlton Davis.

Kristen Dodge of September Gallery with hubby Darren Foote.

Bill Fine from Artnet is always on top of his game.

 Art dealer  Anthony Slayter-Ralph  with Radcliffe Bailey. Ph: Priscilla Woolworth

Art dealer Anthony Slayter-Ralph with Radcliffe Bailey. Ph: Priscilla Woolworth

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 Becky Akinyode inspired us with her groovy moves.

Becky Akinyode inspired us with her groovy moves.

 Joan Juliet Buck getting photo bombed by Kate Orne.

Joan Juliet Buck getting photo bombed by Kate Orne.

 Work by the late Margaret Kilgallen.

Work by the late Margaret Kilgallen.

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 Film producer Lisa Muskat with Russell Peacock who graced our current cover in his birthday suit.

Film producer Lisa Muskat with Russell Peacock who graced our current cover in his birthday suit.

 Artist Brenda Goodman with partner Linda.   

Artist Brenda Goodman with partner Linda.

 

 Guests checking out work by Lyne LePointe.

Guests checking out work by Lyne LePointe.

 Guests gathered under the tent for food and drinks. but it wasn't long before the sun came out.

Guests gathered under the tent for food and drinks. but it wasn't long before the sun came out.

 #Truth

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