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  • Pier A Portraits for a Purpose {Sunday, October 8, 2017}

    With everything going on in the world right now, many of us have been scratching our heads thinking, “What can I do to help?” With a love for people, art, and alliterations, the Hoboken Girl team will be hosting Pier A Portraits for a Purpose to benefit victims of Hurricane Maria. HG team member and local artist Michelle Lupo will be setting up her paper and pens near the gazebo on Pier A this Sunday from 1:00-5:00PM. Alongside Michelle will be Hoboken Girl photographer Will Ferman who will be snapping professional {human and pet} portraits with his camera on the waterfront Michelle will be doing pencil-sketched portraits for individuals and Will will be taking photo portraits of individuals/families who would like to donate to The Hispanic Federation to help the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

     

    Event Details:

    When: Sunday, October 8th from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Where: Pier A Gazebo [100 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken, NJ]

    What: Bring a photo of a person or a pet [max 2 people/pets in sketch] to be sketched by Michelle Lupo OR get your photo portrait taken by Will Ferman [max 4 people/2 pets in photo].

    Sketches: Portrait sketch will take about 15-20 minutes and be 8×10 size.

    Photos: 1-2 images per session emailed to you post-session.

    How Much: Donations via check or cash on-site can be made directly to the HG team at Pier A. Pay what you can, but suggested minimum donation $20.

     

    About The Hispanic Federation:

    Founded in 1990, HF seeks to support Hispanic families and strengthen Latino institutions through work in the areas of education, health, immigration, civic engagement, economic empowerment and the environment. In light of the events of Hurricane Maria, Hispanic Federation has launched the UNIDOS Disaster Relief Fund to aid in recovery. 100% of your donation to UNIDOS goes to help citizens recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.

    About Michelle:

    Michelle Lupo is an artist and Hoboken resident {as well as Hoboken Girl team member}. She specializes in portraits, but will probably draw you anything you ask for. She enjoys red wine, a good laugh and a nice long run.

    A few more examples of Michelle’s work:

    ^A little fall inspo a la Hocus Pocus

    ^Lady Gaga

    About Will:

    Will Ferman, the dog contributor for Hoboken Girl, is of Puerto Rican ancestry. Will’s grandparents live in San German are doing well despite limited access to electricity, water and cellular signal. They were fortunate to not be hit as hard as other districts and suffered very minimal damage to their home. Most were not as fortunate. He is honored to be donating family and dog portraits to help aid his beloved home country in this desperate hour.

    A few examples of Will’s work:

     

     

    If you can’t make it, but would still like to contribute, there are a number of ways you can do so, below!

    Donate online here.

    Donate in person critically-needed items at sites throughout the five boroughs of NYC HERE.

    To donate via check:

    Make your check payable to:

    Hispanic Federation, in the memo line, write Hurricane Relief Fund and mail to: Unidos Disaster Relief Fund, c/o Hispanic Federation, 55 Exchange Place, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10005

     

    Thank you so much for your generosity — see you at Pier A on Sunday!


    Written by:

    Michelle enjoys every minute of calling Hoboken home. You've probably seen her running along the waterfront, guzzling an iced chai at Empire Coffee, or shamelessly indulging in a chicken bacon ranch slice from Napoli's. As an artist, Michelle is always looking for new subjects to draw {follow her latest art projects at www.behance.net/MichelleLupoArtist or on IG @michellelupo}. She has a passion for running marathons and fundraising through The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training program. Michelle will happily chat you up about red wine, weird runner habits, or delicious recipes from her Italian family collection.


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