Stars Support The "Welcome to Gulu" Exhibit And Benefit Art Sale At The United Nations

by PERRINE MEISTRELL · May 13, 2009

[Alec Baldwin, Marcy Klein All photos by ZACH HYMAN for PMc] Last night at the United Nations stars gathered for the "Welcome to Gulu" exhibition and benefit art sale. The exhibit, organized by artist Ross Bleckner, features 200 paintings by human trafficking victims plagued by rebel groups in Northern Uganda.  The event took place in the UN delegates dining room and and benefited the artists themselves and their peers: former child soldiers and abducted girls exploited for violence.  Guests who turned out to support the cause included celebrities such as Alec Baldwin, Nicolas Cage, Famke Jennsen, "The View" co-host Joy Behar, designers Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, and Rachel Roy, and filmmaker Jason Russell (who has made a documentary on the children of Uganda) among many others.

Antonio Mario Costa, Ross Bleckner

Famke Janssen, Christian Moretti, Kate Bouquard

Donna Waters, Chris Slate, Cyndi Gryde

Jamie Pallot, Nichole Galicia, Eleanora Kennedy, Brice Marden

Calvin Klein, Jason Russell, Donna Karan

Joy Behar, Donna Karan

Ben Bash, Dr. Marc Warfel, Norman McCrary Ben Bash, Dr. Marc Warfel, Norman McCrary

Debbie Bancroft, Michelle Paige Paterson, Alec Baldwin, Marisa Berenson

Rachel Roy, Nichole Galicia

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