In light of the devastation caused by the recent Parkland high school shooting, Delano South Beach, The Art Plug and The Caliber Foundation have joined forces to present Raise the Caliber®: Art Create Change Miami, a charity art auction event on Wednesday, February 28th to support the Victims of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
Taking place inside Delano’s Doheny Room, the special event will host a silent auction featuring fine art prints by Black Crow Studios and solid lucite sculptures by artist DetroitWick from his latest exhibition, Encapsulate1/SHREDS. The provocative prints and sculptures on sale feature remaining gun parts that have been turned in through gun buyback, amnesty programs, or confiscated from crime scenes. The artwork on display is curated by Marcel Katz of The Art Plug. 100% of the profits from the art sales, event entry fees and a percentage of Doheny Room + LEYNIA’s sales from the evening will be donated to The Caliber Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting the victims, families and communities affected by illegal gun violence in America.
Artists DetroitWick and Black Crow Studios transform SHREDS®, pieces of guns that remain after they’ve been voluntarily turned in through gun buy back and amnesty programs or seized from crime scenes from across America, into something beautiful by encasing them in solid lucite and capturing them through photography. Percentage of proceeds from each sale are donated to the Caliber Foundation®.
The Caliber Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) dedicated to support the victims, families and communities affected by illegal gun violence in America. The charity joins forces with a variety of local organizations within partnered cities. Just as the @calibercollection creates opportunities for those who may never have walked the streets of America’s most dangerous cities to participate in making those cities a safer place, the Caliber Foundation connects anyone who donates with the organizations and people on the front lines of re-building lives one small act at a time.
Every day in this country lives are lost, and hearts are broken, the Caliber Foundation offers a helping hand when it is needed, acts of generosity on the parts of many, to help families and communities heal and work together to Raise The Caliber.
(Photos by World Red Eye.)
Doheny Room at Delano South Beach
February 28, 2018