Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Blue is Beautiful. (Some art collection pieces of Sonia & Isaac Luski)

Blue is Beautiful 

These are photos I took (with permission) of some art collection pieces of Sonia & Isaac Luski, at the Foundation of the Carolinas gallery in uptown Charlotte. 

It was during my lunch break (free admission!) and I always wondered what was in the building.

They are beautiful, and I just wanted to share them with you.

Be blessed,

Steve Martin
Love For His People, Inc.

The Foundation For The Carolinas is located on North Tryon St. in Charlotte, NC.

Foundation For The Carolinas
Luski • Gorelick Center for Philanthropy
220 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

About Us

Since 1958, Foundation For The Carolinas has served as a catalyst for charitable good, connecting individuals, companies and organizations to needs and philanthropic opportunities across the region and beyond. A community foundation deeply dedicated to the collective strength of communities, we work in close partnership with donors, civic leaders and nonprofits to help achieve a wide variety of charitable goals and to inspire philanthropy that will benefit generations to come.
Today, Foundation For The Carolinas is one of the largest community foundations in the United States.
The numbers (as of April 30, 2014):
  • Total Assets Owned and Represented: $1.33 billion
  • Total Gifts: $113 million
  • Total Grants: $83 million  

Mission Statement

Foundation For The Carolinas inspires philanthropy and strengthens our region through innovative community initiatives and quality services to donors and constituents.

Our Art Collection

Inspiring the Art of Philanthropy

Renowned art patrons and philanthropists Sonia and Isaac Luski contributed much of the art featured in the Foundation's 370-piece collection. The Sonia and Isaac Luski Gallery, located within the Foundation's headquarters, provides a free and accessible place for the public to enjoy and be inspired by art.
Foundation For The Carolinas is home to an extensive art collection, featuring an array of works donated and on loan from the Luski family and other entities.
Sonia and Isaac Luski, who contributed much of the collection, are among Charlotte's premier arts patrons and philanthropists. The couple has donated hundreds of pieces, mostly glass, from their extensive art collection to institutions in North Carolina and beyond.
The Luskis began contributing works to the Foundation in the 1990’s, with the hopes of sharing their art in order to inspire philanthropy and civic service in others. In 2011 the Luskis gave a significant portion of their collection to Foundation For The Carolinas for its new headquarters facility. Their philanthropic vision was to create an accessible place for the public to enjoy and be inspired by their art.
The Foundation’s Sonia and Isaac Luski Gallery is now open for the public to enjoy free of charge, and the headquarters building is named the Luski • Gorelick Center for Philanthropy in honor of the family’s generosity to our region. Jon Kuhn, Jose Chardiet, Chuck Close and Andy Warhol are among the many artists currently featured in the gallery.
The facility is also home to a vertical garden created by French environmental artist Patrick Blanc, a stunning suspended piece by renowned Italian glass artist Lino Tagliapietra, and a sculpture garden featuring works by North Carolina artists Jodi Hollnagel and Hanna Jubran. The building recognizes our region’s most revered philanthropists through bronze reliefs by Charlotte artist Chas Fagan, and with paintings by portrait artists from across the United States.

Photos From Our Collection

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Thanks for sharing. Blessings on your head from the Lord Jesus, Yeshua HaMashiach.

Steve Martin
Love For His People
Charlotte, NC USA