Reaching Out: Gisimba Orphanage event - The Artists

These are a few of the art auction pieces up for grabs this
Friday, May 29, 2009
Reaching Out: Gisimba Orphanage event
at Le Grand Dakar Bar and Restaurant
7 pm - Midnight
285 Grand St. @ Clifton Place & Lafayette
in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.
Many thanks to all the artists and donors for their contributions to this worthy cause.
Silent Auction ends on Tuesday, June 2, 2009
to place bids contact:

"Love" by Bryan Collins - (22x30 in)
Valued at $500; Starting Bid: $200. Current bid: $600

I LOVE this piece! Last year, the talented Art Director and Graphic Designer, Bryan Collins created the popular Hearts Africa t-shirt. Just a few more of these tees will be available at the Reaching Out: Gisimba Orphanage event this coming Friday.

His clientele includes Abercrombie and Fitch, American Eagle, Nylon Magazine, Issey Miyake, SpikeTv, The City of New York, Paramount, Werner Herzog, Prefuse73, Kemado Records,Xlr8r, Final Home, Gingham/2k, New York Magazine, Analog/Burton, Zoo York and Nixon.

Chris McNally's watercolor painting depicting a "Rwandan Wooden Bike" (11x14 in)
Valued at $500; Starting bid: $200

Chris designed the amazing Hands t-shirts last year to help raise money for the orphanage. His shirts will also be available at the event on Friday. He offered up his services this year to do piece for the Reaching Out: Gisimba Orphanage art silent auction.

Chris is a prolific graphic designer/illustrator based out in San Francisco, California. His clients include; MTV, Vice, Paper, Denim & Cloth, Ruehl, American Eagle Outfitters, Puma, Stussy, MUD, Pink by Victoria's Secret and ESPN.

"not pretending" from the series "why we cry" (16x16 in) - Lincoln Mayne
Valued at $2500; Starting bid: $700
Artist and screenprinter, Lincoln Mayne has generously donated one of his pieces to the silent auction as well as screening the Create for a Cause t-shirts.
Lincoln Mayne is an award winning multimedia artist with a fine arts approach to design. A New York City arts fixture, the Australian-born visionary exhibits a rarefied fusion on unbranded organic quality. His designs can be described as a mélange of textures and colors with an acute attention to visual aesthetics.
With a gift for hands-on artistic creation in many mediums, Lincoln has worked on unique collaborations with Baron & Baron, Lane Crawford, Bumble & Bumble, MaxMara, Onward Kashiyama, Puma, Sony, VH1 and Victoria's Secret, among others.

"Smokescape" - Tyler Campbell Wriston 
C-print photograph, unframed (16 x 20 in)
Valued at $550. Starting bid: $250. Current bid: $600
The atmosphere in this photo is so ethereal and reminds me of being in Gisenyi, Rwanda looking over Lake Kivu into the Dem. Rep. of Congo
 This is the first piece, as of Wednesday night, that has been bid on! 

Freelance photographer, Tyler Campbell Wriston is loud, endearing, doting, flawed, emotional and sensitive to criticism, but young and full of fire and brimming with inspiration. He is also a member of Republic Brooklyn.