‘Art 4 Aids’ Attracts A Crowd for Fried Fund And ACT

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artaids1“4” some it was a father/daughter night out while “4” others a night to pick up a special piece of art. And “4” others, it was the chance to support AIDS CT at its annual “Art 4 Aids” fundraiser at ArtSpace in Hartford Saturday.

“I don’t believe in the afterlife but it feels good to do something in memory of my brother,” said the visiting former well-known Hartford guy Joel Fried. Fried, who attended with his daughter, Nicole Archambault, were among the first to arrive at the art grab and party which in part, raises funds for the Richard B. Fried/ACT Fund, named in memory of Joel Fried’s late brother.

Also on hand was WTIC 96.5 FM radio personality Gary Craig with daughter Rachel. Craig, also an actor and painter, was one of dozens of artists who donated 12” by 12” canvases that were “grabbed” by ticket holders as part of the fundraising event.

artaids2The sold-out party provided a get-out for some who are new to the Hartford area and they approved.artaids3

“I have an apartment with nothing on the walls,” said Jannie Cillo, who just relocated to Hartford from New York as part of a job move. “Friends brought me here tonight and I love the cause,” she said eyeing the original pieces that included the traditional to the 3-D mixed media pieces including Amy LaBossiere’s contribution called Earthing.” “All I can focus on is what painting I want to grab so I can to start making my place look like a home.”

And in the “we can’t tell you yet” buzz in the room, watch Lifetime’s new docuseries, “Little Women: LA.” Word is there are talks of expanding the reality show eastward and who knows, you may see some CT talent on the spinoff.

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