Snapshot: "Battle For Harmony" with Danny Cole
Last weekend, as NYC and beyond celebrated the final weekend of World Pride, artist Danny Cole and his art collective Welcome Creature hosted over 400 guests to Studio 525 in Chelsea for “Battle for Harmony”— an event which merged the city’s flourishing street art scene with a taste of fine dining. For what can be described as one of the greatest dinner parties of all time, the Brooklyn-based artist teamed up with prodigy chef Jake Hetnarski of Prune to create a custom tasting menu for the evening. Described as a “sensory carnival” and edible journey, each course was intended to be eaten as Cole described the inception of the signature figures in his works, which he lovingly refers to as “creatures”. Tapping into a place of honesty and creative vulnerability, the event symbolized an introduction of Cole’s creatures to the outside world, allowing his friends and family in attendance a glimpse of the visionary genius that whirs within his mind.
“A Battle For Harmony was a way of experiencing difficulty together- a reminder that we are never alone in our experiences,” said Cole. “Even when in frightening territory, it is important to remember the people around you know fear, too. So, form your own color and live it to the fullest extent. Use your color to compliment the next and to be complimented. No one is alone when in the rainbow.”
Be sure to check out the photo diary from the event above.
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