Artist seeks to help others through charity auction
Just before the novel coronavirus pandemic, artist Boaz Zippor launched his Creative Philanthropy project, using his artwork to raise funds for charity.
"We put so much effort in organising these events, bringing cultural value and entertainment to the local community, while raising funds for the charity foundation, and just as we started getting momentum and really started taking off, everything closed down," he said.
Now in the post-Covid times, the charity art exhibition is back on Saturday at Sathon 11 Art Space from 4-9pm.
"Before the coronavirus shutdown, the Creative Philanthropy project held six exhibitions, in bespoke locations, 5-star hotels and top restaurants, and suddenly everything had to stop. Everybody got hit by this blow to the economy, and the lowest levels of society got hit the worst, and here I was without the means to lend a hand," Zippor said.
"That was a very difficult period and we used these two years of unwanted pause to work on some other projects, a couple of books, a new YouTube channel etc, but I was just waiting for the world to open again so I can go back to the charity art exhibitions and sales."
Artworks from the event.
The charity Zippor chose to help is the highly regarded Gift Of Happiness Foundation run by Eddie Haworth, a hallmark in the local charity scene for the past two decades.
"It is a small and very transparent charity that helps so many children around Thailand every month, and my small contribution, or to be exact, your small contribution, through my events, help keep the lights on, pay the gas for the trucks and keep the foundation working. Every single baht that is collected goes to actually change kids' life," he said.
Zippor brings the experience of 40 years of being an artist and creative, with dozens of exhibitions around the world, and works in private collections in eleven countries, to help the fundraising efforts.
"Usually, artists are not really good with money, but thanks to my decades in marketing and branding I can maximise the effect of these charity art sales.
"We already have started working on the plan for 2023 and I hope we can get back on the horse as fast as possible and manage to bring a steady stream of revenue for the charity."
The event will also feature several local and international musicians to entertain the guests. Admission is free.
For direct donations, visit gohappiness.org. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Artworks from the event.