David Zelikovsky With Shari Belafonte And John Dabu

The other night at the opening of Shari Belafonte’s first New York art exhibition at the Chair and the Maiden gallery, guests enjoyed chocolate truffles and cocktails while perusing Mythostories, a series of 380 photographs. Bebe Neuwirth stopped by the exhibit as well as the entire Belafonte clan. Her father, Harry Belafonte was unable to attend Shari’s opening, however, he showed his support by purchasing two pieces from her collection. He will also be present, with his wife Pam, for the public fundraiser at the Chair and the Maiden gallery, featuring a performance by Sham El Nessim, on February 24, 2009.The Chair and the Maiden Gallery is displaying 22 key pieces of the next installment of photographs revealing the story of an autistic little boy who takes pictures across the universe. Shari Belafonte is a true renaissance woman. During her career she has worked as a producer, actor, singer, and model. She has graced the covers of hundreds of magazines worldwide, appearing five times on Vogue’s cover alone. She is actively involved with the Lili Claire Foundation for children who suffer with neuro-genetic birth conditions such as Williams Syndrome, Down Syndrome and Autism. She is also involved in special events for The ANIR Foundation, who raises awareness regarding issues affecting Southern Africa such as HIV/AIDS, homelessness, ecology, community, issues specific to children and women. Chair and the Maiden Gallery and Shari Belafonte are donating 20% of all proceeds from the exhibit to the Lili Claire Foundation and The ANIR Foundation. The exhibit is open to the public thru Sunday, March 15, 2009.