SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—On Dec. 6, Barneys New York in Scottsdale hosted a reception to celebrate its “Holiday Windows,” featuring paintings created by patients and friends of the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center. The paintings were created by children from Tucson and Phoenix. The children were asked to use Lady Gaga as their inspiration for the paintings.
The “Lady Gaga” theme was chosen because Barneys New York partnered with Lady Gaga, who created “Gaga’s Workshop” -- an in-store holiday shop -- at its New York location on Madison Avenue
Approximately 75 individuals attended the reception and enjoyed appetizers and wine, courtesy of Modern Steak. Paintings sold during the reception raised $3,000 for the Steele Center. Remaining paintings are available for sale at Barneys New York Scottsdale through the beginning of January 2012.
“We were honored that Barneys New York selected PANDA as their charity for the holidays,” said Melinda Gulick, 2011-2012 PANDA president. “It was a meaningful and fun way for Steele Center patients and friends to display their creativity and talents.”
Each year, Barneys New York stores from around the country choose a local children’s charity to feature during the holiday shopping season. This year, Barneys New York in Scottsdale chose PANDA (People Acting Now Discover Answers) as its beneficiary.
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PANDA is the Phoenix Women’s Board of the UA Steele Children’s Research Center. PANDA has raised more than $3.5 million to support the Steele Center in its work to improve children’s health through research and clinical care.
To purchase a painting, please contact Erika Sahagun-Dickey at (480) 206-4505.