During the run-up to a benefit show at Carnegie Hall in January 1961, civil rights leader and activist Martin Luther King Jr. sent a letter of thanks to entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr. for his help in the show’s preparations. A line in that letter resonated with me this week as art and love came together, albeit under very different circumstances.
“Art can move and alter people in subtle ways because, like love, it speaks through and to the heart.”
I had the honor of curating a series of paintings and photographs to show engaged couple Katherine and Cameron, who have one of their gift registries at The Road Gallery. With their wedding coming up in April, Kat and Cam carved out some time in their busy schedules for a fun evening of art-browsing. Over a glass of chilled Sauvignon Blanc, they looked at about 25 different pieces, before landing on their final choice. See which painting they picked….
This is what Kat and Cam had to say about the experience:
“When we were planning our wedding, my fiancé and I joked that the last thing we needed in our teeny Manhattan apartment was more towels and a set of fine china! So we searched around for something different… and found Neil Jacobsat The Road Gallery. Neil was wonderful in hosting us for an evening to search for the perfect piece for our wedding registry. We specified a price range upfront and he showed us a variety of works within that bracket. His description of each artist and artwork made the experience feel personal and special. Neil’s warm, engaging style quickly put us at ease as we browsed the different works. He encouraged us to talk openly about the artwork and gave us space to think about each piece, helping us to identify which ones we liked best. Once we had chosen the piece we loved (a small oil on canvas by a local New York artist, Xanthippe Tsalimi) he created our gift registry page which included a thank you note, a photo of us, and a photo of the painting. We had the link up and on our wedding website within 24 hours and we couldn’t be happier! I highly recommend The Road Gallery to register for a gift that’s personal, meaningful and a bit more exciting than a set of bath towels!”
Thanks guys! I had a great evening with you and wish you much joy and happiness for your wedding day and your married life together.