Thomas Merton said that, "Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."
Well, on March 27, 2014 Sherle Wagner International (www.sherlewagner.com), the world's premier source for luxury bath hardware and bath accessories teamed up with the recently launched Fairweather Magazine (www.FairweatherMagazine.com) to host a special exhibition of contemporary art to benefit The Watermill Center's John Chamberlain Residency Grant Fund.
The exhibition was entitled, "Reflection: Art and Beauty" and reflected contemporary art which was curated by Alexandra Fairweather, Daneyal Mahmood, Katherine Vogel, Maria-Anna Goess and gave the guest the opportunity to both find themselves and lose themselves...at the very same time!
Now this fundraising exhibition took place at the luxurious flagship showroom of Sherle Wagner (www.sherlewagner.com), 300 East 62nd Street, New York, NY where amazing art was exhibited for sale and incredible wine was served to enjoy.
In an interview with Alexandra Fairweather, the founder of The John Chamberlain Residency Grant, Alexandra shared why creating this special grant for the emerging artist at The Watermill Center in Water Mill, New York was so very close to her heart.
Alexandra said that when she was growing up that she was always surrounded by artists, foremost by her step-dad John Chamberlain and also by Don Flavin. That being around these creative forces was so very inspiring to her and showed her how very important it was to support the young emerging artist.
Alexandra went on to say that it was a a result of that experience, that two years ago that Alexandra met with people at The Watermill Center (www.watermill.org) where there was already an exciting artists in residency program and it was then that she decided to create The John Chamberlain Residency Grant Fund as a legacy to her step-dad, the world renowned artist, John Chamberlain.