Quarterback Russell Wilson and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Ciara have taken Denver by storm, and they’re making a philanthropic impact along the way. In late September, the duo paired up with Scottish fine art photographer David Yarrow at Relévant Galleries in Denver’s Cherry Creek for a fundraiser to benefit the Wilsons’ charity, Why Not You.
During the event, Yarrow shared some personal insights into the Wilson x Ciara series. “Since I took that picture [“Persons of Interest”], two of the people in it have passed away. It reminds me of the limited amount of time we are here and how blessed we are to be on this most extraordinary planet,” said Yarrow. He gave props to Colorado’s gallery scene: [Relévant] is a gallery you should be very proud of in Colorado. They do a magnificent job.”
The event raised over $125,000 for the foundation, which Wilson and Ciara founded in 2014 when he was playing for the Seattle Seahawks. At the tony invite-only event, 120 folks gathered to sip wine, nibble passed appetizers, and buy works from Yarrow’s stunning large-format collection featuring Denver’s newest power couple.