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Recap: The African Rainforest Conservancy’s 22nd Annual Artists For Africa Benefit

On Tuesday, April 23, 2013, the African Rainforest Conservancy held their Twenty-Second Annual Artists for Africa benefit at the Bowery Hotel. The proceeds will support the conservation of Tanzania’s Arc Mountains and coastal forests, which are among the oldest and most biodiverse in the world.

Hans Brattskar, Lauren Hutton, Nicole Miller

Hans Brattskar, Lauren Hutton, Nicole Miller (Photo credit: PMC)

Nicole Miller delivered a speech which was followed by a caviar and champagne reception. Hanz Brattskar accepted the New Species Award on behalf of Norway for their global conservatory and exploratory efforts.

Lauren Hutton, Carter Coleman, Whitney Larkin

Lauren Hutton, Carter Coleman, Whitney Larkin (Photo credit: PMC)

Thomas McGrath was awarded for Lifetime Achievement.. That was followed by dinner, a live auction and cocktail after party  Music was played by DJ Leslie Kirchhoff. The silent auction included many impressive works of art, including paintings, photography and sculptures, some of which depicted animals of Africa.

Cassandra Seidenfeld & Renee Adrienne Smith (Photo credit: Jonathon Ziegler)

Cassandra Seidenfeld & Renee Adrienne Smith (Photo credit: PMC)

Guests included Lauren HuttonCassandra Seidenfeld, Whitney Larkin and Maria Bello.



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