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An Art-Philanthropy-Business Partnership Expands To Food in New Canaan

Oct 02, 2015 12:38AM

From September 25 through December, Rosie in New Canaan, in partnership with The Meeting House, is presenting an exhibition of the works of Suzanne Sunshine. Combining passions in art, philanthropy and food, this event is a joining of three entrepreneurs to raise funds for The Meeting House. The nonprofit organization uses the “platform of play” to help children overcome social-emotional challenges in developing relationships.

“Suzanne Sunshine at Rosie” will include an exhibition with more than 30 paintings by emerging New York City-based artist, Suzanne Sunshine, to benefit the philanthropy of Pound Ridge-based Paula Resnick. Rose Bonura, owner and chef of the Rosie breakfast and lunch eatery, and Joanne “JoJo” Keane, Rosie’s artist/curator, have supported local and emerging artists by providing an art exhibition space for many years. A portion of the proceeds from the painting sales will be donated to The Meeting House.

The event is the third of a new social venture created by Resnick and Sunshine, two members of New York’s real estate families, in response to their children’s early childhood communication issues. Five years ago, Resnick created The Meeting House for children facing a range of issues from social anxiety to relational awkwardness.

For more information on The Meeting House, visit All paintings for sale are listed at!Exhibitions/cee5. Location: Rosie, 27 Elm St, New Canaan.

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