Color, Creativity, and Community at RxART’s Annual Gala

Surface — February 9, 2023

February 9, 2023

Ryan Waddups

On Feb. 8, RxART hosted its annual gala to celebrate the work of the nonprofit’s collaborating artists, hospital partners, and major supporters. Held at Nine Orchard in New York, the festivities honored artists Nina Chanel Abney and Derrick Adams with the RxART Inspiration Award to recognize their recent installations in the pediatric departments at NY Health + Hospitals Elmhurst and Harlem, respectively. RxART founder and president Diane Brown welcomed the chic “color-block”-attired crowd, who sat down for a family-style dinner and sipped Negronis be Doce Mezcal before enjoying a soulful music performance by singer-songwriter Madison McFerrin. Notable attendees included Brian Donnelly, Mickalene Thomas, Neil Blumenthal, Jasmine Wahi, Jack Shainman, Nicolas Party, and more.