If eyes are the windows to the soul, then the windows at reveal the hearts and minds of young school children.
As part of the Wilshire Boulevard department store's annual charity work, 46 paintings by second-graders from the West Hollywood are on exhibit and for sale to shoppers.
"We invited the children of Larchmont Charter School-West Hollywood to paint a portrait of performer [the recent recipient of Weho-based nonprofit 's Hero Award], who has also established the anti-bullying Born This Way Foundation," said Donald Ahsue, creative director at Barneys.
Since Larchmont Charter does not have regular art classes, the Beverly Hills designer apparel and accessory location supplied canvas, paints and brushes to the students. Each five-by-eight-inch portrait is being sold for $150 through Jan. 1.
“The money raised goes directly to the school, which needs basic school supplies, as well as structural repairs," Ahsue said. Barneys is also donating 25 percent of in-store or online sales of items from the exhibit, known as "Gaga's Workshop," to the Born This Way Foundation.
Barneys is one of many Wilshire store's participating in Tuesday evening's Winter Walk-and-Gawk. The one-mile walk begins at at 5 p.m., with an introduction by Ahsue at 5:30 p.m.
The group will stroll the sidewalks of Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards, chitchat and browse store windows. The walk is expected to be over at about 8 p.m.
For more information about the Walk-and-Gawk, send a tweet to @NetWalkers90210.