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Black Tie International: The LAIO Art Pop-Up

Black Tie Magazine // Jun 09, 2014

June 9, 2014 – Last night, four New York women discussed their personal esthetic, including how each shares the importance of social responsibility. The panel included; Bliss Lau, designer and Adjunct Professor at Parsons The New School; Karen Bachman, jewelry designer and Professor at Pratt and FIT; Tatiana Pages, activist designer and founder of the Origomu Project & CEO of Greencard Creative; and finally Tsipi Ben-Haim, the Executive and Creative Director of CITYarts. Inc., which continues to serve New York children for over three decades.


Moderating the panel were power brokers and stars of HGTV’s “Selling New York,” Tom Postilio & Mickey Conlon, who kept the conversation bubbling; Tom broke the ice with a brief rendition of, “It had to be you”.


Held at the old “POP Burger” space, this new Pop-Up gallery is now a space for artists to display their works in the buzzing Meatpacking district. The audience was a mix of designers and students alike as well as art enthusiast and fans.


The LAIO Art pop-up was open until Wednesday, June 11th, and 60% of the proceeds from jewelry sales will be donated to AID FOR AIDS charity.



Original Article: Black Tie Magazine