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Stellar Constellation blooms and roams

16 Jan

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

On Thursday night, January 13, very unique art exhibit opened in L2 – Stellar Constellation. Forty portraits of DC philanthropists, created by artist Don Patron, “landed” on the walls of L2. According to Don, 38 out of 40 charity heroes visited the exhibit that night.

“These Charitable souls, like the stars, are observed in our City and we are guided by them. Yet, these individuals are never the focus of the charity they dedicate their lives to… They are leaders but place others before themselves. They make tangible the hopes of our American Society Dreams… It is my honor to paint the light of these stars as they illuminate, not only my daily life, but all others their strong identities cast a light over.” – D.P.

Those who weren’t able to attend the opening, definitely have lots of chances to glance or stare at those creations for three more weeks. After that time, paintings are going to hands of those who are portrayed, so will become parts of private collections. Do not miss your short opportunity to observe those you might know, captured on paper. The event was executed by fantastic couple Sandro and Tati of Art Soiree.

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Winter Wonderland by Art Soiree

12 Jan

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

In the busiest season ever, only the most brave and confident troopers dare to throw another event, and succeed to the fullest. Again, fabulous Art Soiree surprised everybody with first class evening dedicated to art. On the night before Christmas Eve, there were 10 photographers presenting their own unique visions and perceptions of what’s called “Winter Wonderland”. As usual, L2 Lounge was packed and shoulders were rubbed a lot, for good.

Lucky photographers chosen for the exhibit flowing from 2010 through 2011 were: Anthony Brice, Emily Clack,  Tim Coburn,  Dominique Fierro, Xeniya Ketz, Yulia Mikhalchuk, Natalya Skiba, Peter Stepanek,  Alyona Vogelmann. Their photobabies were on display till January, 13, right before the next exhibit – Stellar Constellation by Don Patron

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“Work it girl!” brings hot Santa Helper to support Blessed Haven

18 Dec

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

It was the last Happy hour “Work it girl!” had to offer this year, and it was coolest (or hottest?) ever. Despite the freeze and snowflakery in DC area, hot swimwear model Cheryl Preyer flew from Florida to help raising funds for Blessed Haven. And, it was a huge success! You bet, Cheryl would sell icicles by the price of crystals! As Teresa Young informed, event raised over $500, plus, made happy so many people, who are going to cruise to Bahamas for just $5 raffle ticket! Turns out, at the end of the day, giving to others does pay off!

Staying warm isn’t about clothing in this season, but it’s about uniting in doing great things, for example, supporting foster teens, as Blessed Haven does.

Work it Girl's Teresa Young, overexcited attendant, swuimsuit model Cheryl Preyer

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Hope for Haiti: there is one!

16 Dec

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

On Wednesday night The Reserve On L restaurant was buzzed with excitement to benefit NOAH (National Organization for the Advancement of Haitians). The Pampered Rose‘ Alisani Brazil presented her two new fragrances, as well as whole line of products for sale to  raise money for the cause. Demont “Peekaso” Pinder provided fine art piece, created specifically for Haiti. There was live band, jewelry, treats and drinks and mingle-friendly atmosphere. All the proceeds will go directly to Haiti Earthquake victims.

Painting by Demont "Peekaso" Pinder

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Halloween at Buddha bar

01 Nov

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by Yulia Mikhalchuk

The line to Lenin’s mausoleum in Soviet era probably was shorter. Desperate “halloweeners”, all dressed up (which does not necessarily mean “covered”) were ready to wait hours to get in. “RSVP yes only” event with Buddha’s capacity at 300 were swallowed alive by the crowd. After “Rally to restore sanity” at daylight  it was perfect continuation to loose some at night.

If you work in boring office and your dreams and fantasies carry you away – that was the perfect time to unleash your creativity by making (or updating) a costume and even win a prize!

Can’t wait for next year. Where to send my RSVP to?

Enjoy some pictures here. Whole set is available in “Galleries” section here.

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Art + “Science” = Philanthropy

28 Oct

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by Yulia Mikhalchuk

On Wednesday night “Science” club has transformed into photo gallery. Seems like inviting people into a bar with free first drink is a very effective way to attract them to art and philanthropy.  Four digital artists – Nader Aghili, Natalya Skiba, Berkay Demirkan and Liliane Blom – were selling their pieces to benefit Doorways. Very tight, or should I say “cozy” space was packed and boiling with activity. So, if you are hunting for art and wish to go philanthropic at the same time, you don’t have to go to museum – next door bar would do, just look for information!

Host committee Tina Krivorotova, supporter Becca Collins, one of the feautured artists Natalya Skiba

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Cocktail party and photo exhibit to benefit Doorways

26 Oct

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

What: Cocktail party and photo exhibit to benefit Doorways for women and families

When: Wednesday, October 27, 6:30-10:00 p.m.

Where: Science club 1136 19th Street NW,Washington, DC

Come out to support a great cause, for an artful evening of photography and music to benefit Doorways.

Doorways for Women and Families strives to end homelessness and family and domestic violence by offering safe shelter and housing, life changing support services and community advocacy.October is Domestic Violence awareness month.

Tickets will be $15 in advance and will include a free drink ticket. Please buy in advance here

And yes you can buy tickets at the door, too! See you there.

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Art Soiree – by women, for all – opening of a fine art exhibit

23 Oct

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by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Friday night is the worst time in Georgetown in terms of parking, but the best time in terms of events! Art Soiree hosted another fantastic exhibit opening “Challenge, inspiration and experience”,  exposing three female artists – Wendy Wang, Aleksandra Katargina and Emma O’Rourke. 10% of proceeds from art sales benefited  Susan G.Komen for cureL2 lounge, exclusive and always full even without extra bait, was now stuffed with art appreciators. Best_music_in_town was provided by Best_DeeJay_in_town, a.k.a. Birthday girl that night, Neekola.

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