I received an e-mail from artist and new arrival Elena Sarn about putting together a fundraiser for the victims of hurricane Sandy through the Brooklyn Foundation (or is it the Brooklyn Foundation for the Arts?) , millions of whom are still without power, and thousands in temporary shelters. Elena is from Brooklyn, so she feels very close to this tragedy, and let's face it, that could easily have hit Tampa/St Pete. She is envisioning a night of art and music from Brooklyn with an art auction focused on relief efforts for the stricken community, not "self-plugging".
E-mail Elena here.