Draftfcb Rocks an Art Auction

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Today, August 23, 7-10 p.m. at New York's Milk Gallery, 450 W. 15th St., Draftfcb hosts an art show and auction on behalf of Rock 'n Renew—a nonprofit "that helps students, businesses, activists, artists and musicians integrate sustainability into their lives," using "art, music and science to create a plan of action for the planet by custom-designing initiatives for schools, businesses, and communities," as the organization's website explains. More than 30 works of art created by Draftfcb/New York staffers—which, in keeping with Rock 'n Renew's green tint, are inspired by a global warming theme—will be on display. There will be a silent auction of the art, with all proceeds going to Rock 'n Renew. Though it's held at the Milk Gallery, the event goes by the name of the Draftfcb 33rd Street Art Festival, a reference to the agency's 33rd Street location. Some art from the show is seen here, led by "Flamingo Girl and/or the Evolution of Man," an acrylic by art director Estrella Vega. "Global warming is a very depressing subject to me," she explains, "so my main motivation was to keep the piece lighthearted—humankind evolves in response to the threat of global warming, but the downside is we evolve freakishly long legs. Which will be really inconvenient once the weather starts to cool."

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