Thank you for joining me yet again for the Friday night LIVE ReFashioned Art Happy Hour Art Tour at my home! This was week VIII and just like the last two week’s Art Tours, this week was an Art Auction to raise money and awareness of racial equality.
My takeaway from this week’s LIVE Art Tour- People really want to help. At the core, people are good and there are more people than not that want equality for all and support the Black Lives Movement. I hope you are with us too!
If you can’t catch us LIVE on Instagram @iamlauramadden, please check out my YouTube channel and my Instagram for the replays.
As promised, I showed up with cocktail in hand, wearing a cocktail dress- this week a custom garment by Sisi Aduke, 100% cotton, made of Ankara fabric with African print, and a vegan leather top from Goodwill AZ, lots of unnecessary jewelry (per usual) and a pair of shoes purchased almost ten years ago (loved clothes last- wink).
If you are not familiar with Sisi Aduke, I hope you will check her out. She is also the designer I partner with last week and the maker of the dress worn and auctioned off to local style influencer Kim Ho. Sisi is a Nigerian born designer, now based in Phoenix, AZ, and she is an incredible talent I feel so blessed to have crossed paths with.
I hope you will join me in supporting a local, independent and black woman owned business. Your support of black owned businesses is another great way to show your support for the black lives matter movement.
This week I shared 9 pieces of ReFashioned Art- most of which are available and for sale, but I would like to keep the focus on the items being auctioned off to raise awareness of that movement and importance at what is at stake for our country right now- equality, and my support for it.
In case you missed me the last two weeks, I am auctioning off ten pieces of custom art to raise money and raise awareness of the black lives matter movement and support people of color everywhere. I am using my privilege and my art as a means to not only raise money for the movement but to raise greater awareness of the importance of racial equality and to bring people together the best I can.
I will match and donate 100% of the sale of each piece, with proceeds going to a racial equality foundation or fund of the buyer's choice. NAME YOUR PRICE.
Please email if you are interested in purchasing: firstname.lastname@example.org
*SOLD* Sasha, 14.25” x 12.25” - funds donated to The Garment League
Imani, acrylic on canvas, 11” x 14”
Sia, acrylic on canvas, 12” x 12”
Amica, acrylic on wood panel, 9.5” x 9.5”
Believe in you, acrylic on wood panel, 10” x 10”
Life out loud, mixed media on wood panel, 10" x 20"
Santa Maria, acrylic on canvas, 20” x 24”
*SOLD* Amari - funds donated to Black Girls Code.
Yellow Jacket smooch, 7” x 5”
Smooch candy, 23” x 4”
Items for sale:
1. Jaded I, acrylic on canvas, 36” x 48”, $45
2. Jaded II, acrylic on canvas, 36” x 48”, $45
3. Replay, acrylic on paper, 18” x 22”, $175
4. Replay I, acrylic on canvas, 19.5” x 23.5”, $175
5. Replay II, acrylic on canvas, 18” x 22”, $175
6. Pinky loved, acrylic on canvas, 23” x 27”, $175
7. Kachina, acrylic on paper board, 22" x 28" 8. Zinobi, acrylic on canvas, 17”X 20” $175
Stay tuned for this week’s Art Tour with ReFashioned Art! In support of the black lives matter movement, I have another exciting Art X Fashion Collab planned. Stay tuned!!!
Don’t forget to join me every week for my Instagram LIVE lineup:
Monday + Friday 10am PST ReFashionTalk LIVE @iamlauramadden
Monday + Friday 11am PST Art Demo @ReFashionedArt
Friday 5pm PST Art Tour Happy Hour @iamlauramadden
If you like my style and you care about the planet I hope you will continue to follow my journey here. Enjoy!