One of the few heartening things to come out of the refugee crisis in Syria was on display at a Boston law firm when Foley & Lardner hosted a Refugee Children’s Art Show and Sale at its swanky Back Bay offices.
Featuring the work of kids living in the Nea Kavala refugee camp in northern Greece and sponsored by Love Without Borders, the show was a joint effort by founder Kayra Martinez, artist Mia Rosenblatt Tinkjian and firm partner James De Vellis, who literally came straight from the hospital after dropping his wife and newborn son off at home.
“I guess you could say I thought this was important, and obviously, my wife agreed,” he said.
On hand were such art lovers and social activists as Bay Area transplant Beth Blevins with her daughter, Fran, and her fiancée, Jack Arters, Aleppo native Dima Basha and the devilishly clever Larry Kraus. The evening’s best remark: One of the lawyers on hand congratulated the organizers, saying, “There are more people here than at our last partners’ meeting.”