September 26, 2017
Ground Floor

Roger Smith Hotel
501 Lexington Avenue at 47th Street
New York, NY 10017

All proceeds from this show will go to support these talented young artists.


The Roger Smith Hotel is pleased to present How to Draw a Lionan exhibition of children’s art in Kenya. How to Draw a Lion was founded by New York-based artist John Platt to bring hope and raise funds for at-risk children in East Africa. In the summer of 2017 the program held classes at the Rapha Community Center in Nyahururu, Kenya. The community center is the main project of HEAL Raising Our World Foundation, Inc. which has built a children’s home and secondary school that provides vital services for children in this rural area. Founded by American Jennifer Musick Wright in 2007, HEAL currently cares for 45 children at Rapha and educates 80 students in the secondary school.