Spotlight On The Greatest Party on Earth

The Artists for Humanity annual gala features student art and live performances.

Photo by Rachel Worthman

Photo by Rachel Worthman

On Saturday April 26, 2014, Artists for Humanity hosted their 9th annual fundraising gala, The Greatest Party on Earth, at their eco-friendly, South Boston headquarters. The organization works with local teens by teaching, employing, and empowering the young artists to be self-sufficient and promote and sell their works.

VIP hour featured teen art on display (many pieces snatched up by collectors), gourmet eats served up by chef Lydia Shire, silent and live auctions, an inspiration movie about the org, and speeches by Mayor Marty Walsh and AFH founder Susan Rodgerson.

Other gadabouts of note include AFH’s design director, Claudia De Piante Vicin, George Foreman III, Beth Israel president Kevin Tabb, Lisa Tung, director of curatorial programs at Mass College of Art and event co-chair, and Millennium Partners exec Smaiyra Million.

The party continued downstairs with live music, some serious dancing with “So You Think You Can Dance” winner, Russell Ferguson and his dance troupe, and a live acrobatic performance by hunky and handsome athletes (and their one lady member).

Here are our picks for stylish folks on-hand:

Tiffany Andrande, a medical assistant from Brockton, in a Forever 21 dress, Nine West shoes, H&M bag and a vintage scarf.

Photo by Rachel Worthman

Photo by Rachel Worthman

 

AFH Teen Artist and Bodega employee, Samuel Andre in a Calvin Klein top, G-Star Raw Denim jeans, Michael Kors belt and Mercanti Fiorentini shoes.

Photo by Rachel Worthman

Photo by Rachel Worthman

 

Student Wyze Abdullah  in a super fun floral dress she found on eBay.

Photo by Rachel Worthman

Photo by Rachel Worthman

 

 

 

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