The SYNERGY Events hosted an epic evening highlighting a dynamic fusion of diverse art forms at The Audrey Café and Cherry Lounge at the W New York – The Tuscany Hotel located on 39th street and Lexington Avenue, New York between 7:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.. The event, One Canvas, comprised of guest networking, impromptu on-stage art creation, a silent auction, a spontaneous live musical performance, a fashion ensemble by an independent local designer, poetry recitation, DJ sets and an after party. Attendees had the opportunity to view an ingenious group of emerging artists and subsequently be a part of the creative process.

Saima Yousuf, and Lizeth Victoria were the presenting artists of the live art show. Saima, the presenting artist of the live art show, has won many awards and has displayed her creations in several Art Galleries in the Princeton area over the years. Her work includes mixed media such as watercolor, pastels, acrylic, collage and 3-D sculpture. Yousuf also does Graphic Design work, as well as print making. Lizeth’s works are photo realistic interpretations of urban landscape. She as exhibited in venues and art fairs both here and in Europe.

Other representing artists from The Afghan Communicator and Fareen Butt also illustrated their works in the exhibit. Butt, a pointilist painter and film maker based in New York, creates work largely influenced by Vedic philosophy and the writings of Surawardi (a Sufi saint). Her paintings have been shown in New York including MOMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and various galleries throughout the city. The Afghan Communicator is a non-profit art and culture organization that aims to revive the arts of Afghanistan, help it grow and support artists.

The live work created by the artists was be made available for sale in a silent auction that was coordinated by the new Miss Pakistan World, Natasha Paracha. Miss Paracha, an honors graduate from the University of California, Berkeley is currently working at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.

Visitors had the chance to engage in thought provoking conversations with the artists and invited guests while exploring the works that were on view. During this networking time, special hostesses were dressed for the occasion displaying a sensational collection of couture representing the talented work of a local designer - Delirius Design (http://www.deliriusdesign.com/).

The event also comprised of a poetry recital by New York based Palestinian-American poet, writer and editor Remi Kanazi. Kanazi is the co-founder of the political website, PoeticInjustice.net and the editor of the forthcoming anthology of poetry, Poets For Palestine. Also adding to the spirit of the evening, there was a live musical performance by the band Kundalini Shock Attack self-described as "desi post-dancefloor deconstructionalism".

The show served as a distinct opportunity for art lovers and collectors to attain original pieces of work to their collection. A portion of the proceed went to the The Third World Hunger Foundation (www.thirdworldhungerfoundation.org).

Sponsors: Redbull, Fuze Beverages and Mountain View Inn
Photos by Shawn Paunch.