NEW YORK, May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sing for Hope, the non-profit arts organization, proudly announces the locations in New York City where the Sing for Hope Pianos public arts project will take place this summer. From June 1-16, 88 pianos will be placed throughout the five boroughs so that anyone and everyone can enjoy them, part of Sing for Hope's mission of "Art for All." Find all 88 locations at singforhope.org.
In the months leading up to the Sing for Hope Pianos, more than 100 artists were selected to customize the 88 pianos. The artist roster includes chair, president and editor-in-chief of Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington and her sister Agapi Stassinopoulos, as well as fashion designer John Varvatos, who all generously donated their time and creative spirit to design their pianos.
"As someone who found creative inspiration in the personal style of rock and roll icons, I truly appreciate the intersection between art and music that the Sing for Hope Pianos project creates and am honored to support them in their mission," said John Varvatos.
Following the public art project, the pianos will be donated to schools, hospitals and other local groups in the same communities as the installation so that they can enrich lives for years to come.
"The arts have the power to uplift us on a human level that we sometimes forget in our daily lives," said Camille Zamora and Monica Yunus, star sopranos and Co-Founders of Sing for Hope. "With Sing for Hope Pianos, we welcome everyone to tap their inner artist and enjoy, whether that's by playing one of the pianos, listening to someone play or appreciating them as beautiful works of art."
Sing for Hope Pianos is made possible through the generous support of Chobani, Inc., maker of America's No. 1 selling Greek Yogurt brand, and in collaboration with the City of New York.
"Chobani is incredibly proud to support Sing for Hope. Our entrepreneurial organizations both share a mission of access for all—whether that's to music and the arts, in the case of Sing for Hope; or for Chobani, to nutritious, delicious food," said Hamdi Ulukaya, founder, president and CEO of Chobani. "We are so pleased to help Sing for Hope Pianos return to the streets of New York this summer, so that people across the City can experience the uplifting joy that comes from the arts."
For more information and to learn how you can get involved, please visit the newly refreshed singforhope.org website, which offers a wealth of information about the project, including a map of piano locations, opportunities for engagement and details about the artists who designed each instrument.
About Sing for Hope
The Sing for Hope vision of ART FOR ALL is informed by our belief that the arts have unique power to uplift and unite individuals and communities. Our outreach programs in NYC's under-resourced schools and healthcare facilities demonstrate this every day, and the Sing for Hope Pianos are a summertime celebration that bring this to every corner of our city. If you are one of the millions of New Yorkers who have played the outdoor pianos in Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and other parks and public spaces in the summertime, you know why Sing for Hope Pianos are NYC's most beloved public art project. Ongoing support for Sing for Hope is provided by Sing for Hope's Founders' Circle including The Arnhold Foundation in honor of Sissy Arnhold, The Anna-Maria & Stephen Kellen Family Foundation, and Ann Ziff. For more information, please visit singforhope.org.
Sing for Hope gratefully acknowledges Golden Artist Colors for their generous donation of paints for Sing for Hope Pianos. With a mission much like Sing for Hope and Chobani, GOLDEN is dedicated to producing materials that encourage exploration of form and concept while achieving archival integrity. For more information, please visit goldenpaints.com.
Maker of America's No. 1 selling Greek Yogurt brand, authentic strained Chobani Greek Yogurt, Chobani was founded on the belief that people have great taste, they just need great options. That is why Chobani produces only the highest quality, best tasting products made with only natural ingredients out of its New Berlin, N.Y. plant and its new one million square-foot production facility in Twin Falls, Idaho. As part of Chobani's nothing but good philosophy, it is committed to supporting local farmers and strengthening its surrounding area economies. Chobani uses milk from local-area farms and gives 10% of its annual profits to charities worldwide through the Shepherd's Gift Foundation, the company's charitable arm. All Chobani products are Kosher certified, made with milk from cows not treated with rBST and provide five live and active cultures and two times more protein than regular yogurt per serving. Chobani products are available nationwide, and in Australia and the UK. Chobani is pleased to offer consumers a variety of nothing but good products: Chobani Greek Yogurt, Chobani Bite, Chobani Flip and Chobani Champions. For more information, please visit chobani.com or connect with Chobani on Facebook at facebook.com/chobani.
SOURCE Sing for Hope