As of the date of this press launch, the loss of life toll in Turkey is 29,695 and nonetheless climbing. The earthquakes that struck the morning of February 6, registered at magnitude 7.8 and the second at magnitude 7.5, are the deadliest earthquakes to hit the area in 100 years.
“Our restaurant is grateful to have the ability to current this occasion as a part of our outreach to assist the Turkish folks affected by the earthquakes. We nonetheless have lots of associates and households there and we wish to ask everybody right here to hitch us on our efforts to help those that are displaced, homeless, and survivors who’re dropping hope. At this fundraising occasion, we’ll current a particular menu and drinks. 100% of sale proceeds from sure meals objects served that day will likely be donated on to respected charities”, says Chef Ahu Hettema, co-owner of Istanbul Hawaii.
“I’m humbled and grateful for being invited by Chef Ahu. In occasions of despair, we’re given the chance to awaken the hero inside us and are available collectively as a neighborhood to present to those that are much less lucky. No matter how small the reward is, it’s the sum of everybody’s giving that counts. We will likely be auctioning a few of my unique work and promoting restricted and open-edition prints. 30% of internet proceeds will likely be donated to UNICEF or the client’s selection of group that’s offering catastrophe reduction to Turkey”, says Leni Acosta Knight, artist.
Istanbul Restaurant is owned and operated by the dynamic mother-daughter duo, Chef Nili and Chef Ahu, and so they have been acknowledged because the “Lady-Owned Enterprise of the 12 months 2022 for the State of Hawaii” by the Small Enterprise Administration, Metropolis and County of Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi, and Hawaii State Senator Glenn Wakai. Their give attention to farm-to-table and 100% ladies, household, and immigrant possession really showcases the influence ladies can have of their communities.
As a breast most cancers survivor and an advocate towards home and sexual violence, native artist Leni Acosta Knight dedicates her paintings to serving to worthwhile humanitarian tasks. Her thought-provoking items are predominantly impressed by her love of philosophy, science, mythology, and poetry. She combines classical realism and summary expressionism, specializing in portray with oil, acrylic, and watercolor, in addition to drawing with graphite and charcoal.
For questions relating to the occasion, contact Leni Acosta Knight at (808) 859-3859 or Adriel Bencosme at (978) 771-4276 or Ahu Hettema of Istanbul Hawaii at (808) 772-4440
For extra data on Istanbul Hawaii, go to www.istanbulhawaii.com
Her work has been featured in quite a few exhibitions worldwide, together with occasions on the Honolulu Museum of Artwork, the Worldwide Up to date Digital Artwork Exhibition introduced by M.A.D.S Milano Gallery in Italy, the World of Crete Up to date Artwork Exhibition in Greece, the Paris Worldwide Up to date Arts Commerce Present in France, Worldwide Artwork Honest in Austria and Spain. She is represented by Van Gogh Artwork Gallery in Madrid, Spain, and Wy’s Gallery in Haleiwa, Hawaii.
For extra data on Leni Acosta Knight, go to www.leniknight.com