An Art Show With Celebrity Backing on Behalf of Ukraine

Good morning. It’s Thursday. Today we’ll find out about an art exhibition to benefit Ukraine that has a lot of celebrity backing. We’ll also find out where the Concorde, the once-glamorous supersonic jet, has been for the last six months while having a little work done.

Joseph Feury and Lee Grant in their Upper West Side apartment.Credit…James Estrin/The New York Times

The actor and producer Joseph Feury has had a second career, as a painter who signs his canvases Joseph Fioretti, his birth name. Several months ago, when he began thinking about a show of his works, his wife said, “Why don’t you do it for Ukraine, and donate the proceeds?”

His wife is Lee Grant, who starred in movies like “Detective Story” and “In the Heat of the Night” and in the television serial “Peyton Place.” For her, Ukraine had a personal connection: Her mother had fled the strategic port city of Odesa at age 12, during a brutal Russian pogrom that took hundreds of Jewish lives.

Grant said that had stirred a passion to support President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine against Russia.

Odesa became a flashpoint in the current conflict last week when Russia launched a missile strike while Zelensky and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis of Greece were there, visiting the sites of earlier Russian strikes and paying tribute to victims.

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