| Apr 25, 2011 |
Designers and artists celebrate the 15th Publicolor event
Boh staff
By Staff

Tonight marks the 15th anniversary of Publicolor, an event celebrating safe and engaging environments for education in New York’s most underserved public schools and communities. The colorful event allows designers to experience the transformative power of color and collaboration at interactive painting stations alongside some of the city’s most prominent artists, architects, and interior and fashion designers (in Tyvek jumpsuits).

Red Pint Table by Elias Kababie available for auction

Participants include interior designers Jamie Drake and Vicente Wolf; artist Ross Bleckner; fashion designers Nicole Miller and Patrick Robinson; book designer/author Chip Kidd; Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia’s Gael Towey; composer Philip Glass; architect Gaetano Pesce; and art patrons Beth Rudin deWoody and Sherry Bronfman; Ruth Lande Shuman (Publicolor Founder and President) and Deven Parekh (Board Chair); The Estée Lauder Companies’ Executive Chairman William P. Lauder and Senior Vice President, Corporate Administration Deborah Krulewitch; First Deputy Mayor Patti Harris; and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly.

The presentation will honor CNN's Soledad O’Brien for her exemplary and informative documentaries on underreported communities in America.

A week in this home on Shelter Island available for auction

The group has donated art, design, and trips and guided tours to the live and silent auctions. The event will inlcude a live scholarship auction conducted by Swann Galleries’ Nicholas Lowry and an online auction on charitybuzz.com through May 3rd.

A tour of Martha Stewart Living with Editorial Director Gael Towey available for auction.

Founded in 1996, the not-for-profit organization uses of color, collaboration, design and the discipline of the commercial painting process to engage students in their education. Publicolor addresses the root causes of poverty: the under-education and lack of job preparedness of our youth–teaching high-risk students marketable and transferable skills and preparing them to be a part of an educated and productive workforce.

For information and tickets, visit Publicolor's website.

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