17 May Illuminate Art Auction at The Handy Liquor Bar
Videography & Editing by Marc Birnbach
“Illuminate” Art Auction at The Handy Liquor Bar Supporting Survivors of Sex Trafficking and At-Risk Youth Hosted by Olesya Senchenko and Vika Levina Wednesday, April 12th 7-10pm, Supermodels Olesya Senchenko and Vika Levina hosted an art auction and cocktail reception at The Handy Liquor Bar in support of NYC-based anti-trafficking non-profit Beauty for Freedom. Featured artwork included work by Ronnie Wood, Vika Costa, Tim Okamura, Tigran Tsitoghdzyan, Erica Simone and Travis McCann. Music for the event was curated by Celebrity DJ/Humanitarian DJ Mari Malek and DJ Deluxe and the auctioneer for the night was Robert Galinsky.
Activist/Humanitarian Jeanet Ingalls spoke to an enthralled audience about how art is a powerful tool in the recovery and treatment for survivors of trafficking. 100% of the proceeds from the auction were donated to BFF’s travel abroad arts programming and children’s book project empowering survivors of sex-trafficking and at-risk youth in India via Project India which promotes self-esteem and self-expression through the arts. Guests in attendance included supermodels Iryna Lysogor, Tamara Zhukova, Sofia Resing and artists Tim Okamura, Travis Haas McCann and Erica Simone, Fashionweek Brooklyn Founder Rick Davy and PebblePost Founder Lewis Gersh. *Cocktails and Hors D’Oeuvres sponsored by The Handy Liquor Bar.
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