Please join us on October 16th at
Allegra LaViola Gallery located at 179 East Broadway
for YOUNG NEW YORKERS
Second Annual Silent Art Auction & Fundraiser.
Thank goodness for press who give props to the women out there doing their thing! You all know I am big on reppin’ the ladies. I have made it my personal mission over the years to make sure we stir shit up and get recognized for our hard work.
THANKS to Vandalog for making it happen and big THANK YOU to Robin Grearson for writing it.
check it out!!!!
Please join me and my friends tomorrow evening for a fundraiser benefit at White Box for YOUNG NEW YORK. I am pleased to be donating a piece of my art for this silent auction. Come thru!
YOUNG NEW YORK | At Risk Youth Being Seen, Heard, and Known
SILENT ART AUCTION & FUNDRAISER
Curated by Natalie Trainor & LNY
Steven Holl, Steve Powers ESPO, NohjColey, Joe Iurato, Miguel Ovalle, Overunder, Gaia, Rudie Diaz, Marissa Paternoster, Ian Kuali’i, LNY, Blackmath, Doodles, Feral Child, Cake,ND’A, QRST, Sean 9 Lugo, Radical!, C215 from the Vandalog collection, Gilf, Rachel Hays, SUE works, Clown Soldier, Jill Cohen, Yulia Pinkusevich, Alyse Dunn, NEVER,Shane Nash, Jesse Hazelip, Sheryo,the YOK, ASVP, Labrona,Then One,Tom Smith, Day Le, Danielle Riechers, Jon Burgerman, Darnell Scott, Nathan Pickett, Joseph Grazi, John Breiner, Anne Grauso, ONE 9, SMURFO, Beau Stanton, Chris Cycle, Jamie Bruno, Luna Park, Sam Dylan Gordon, Fay Ku,Michael Bilsborough, Felipe Baeza, Sam Fleichner, Alice Mizrachi, Mare 139, and more….
We are pleased to announce Young New York: A Silent Art Auction & Fundraiser. This one night event will benefit Young New York (YNY), an art focused social justice program working with 16 and 17 year olds who, legally classified as adults, have been thrown into New York State’s adult criminal justice system.
With space provided by White Box, food provided by Maimonide of Brooklyn, and drinks provided by Bomb Lager, the funds from the silent auction will help build the first stage of the program – a series of creative workshops with fifteen young New Yorkers. The young New Yorkers will work closely with a team of successful artists, designers, teachers and social workers to responsibly and creatively develop their message around their own experiences with, and hopes for, the treatment of youth in the criminal justice system.
YNY will auction and exhibit the works of emerging and established international artists whose work touches on the realm of the social in urban space, thereby creating a dialogue with the work being developed in the YNY workshops.
Young New York is supported by the Goodman Fellowship at Columbia University and Brooklyn Defender Services.
For more information visit http://www.youngnewyorkers.org.
Event Supporters: White Box, Maimonide of Brooklyn, Bomb Lager, Loci Architecture
Program Supporters: The Goodman Fellowship – Columbia University, Brooklyn Defender Services, GoPro, Maimonide of Brooklyn.
SO it’s taken me a week to recover from all my recent shows but I’m back and ready to rock the next few gigs. Below are some pics from the YOUNITY exhibition in Yonkers. If you didn’t get a chance to go to the opening you should really make the trip out and check out the show. The neighborhood is beautiful and you can chill by the water and eat lunch at Hudson cafe after you go to the gallery.
Thanks to Stephen Force from Yonkers Public Library for supporting our mission and bringing Younity to Yonkers Public Library!
Enjoying the sun after the opening outside on the library steps. RiverFest (block party) was going on during our event so we had to check it out…Then we went to the Hudson Cafe to get some celebratory drink and food. So nice to eat by the water- it felt like we took a vacation.
Thanks to Diana McClure, Marthalicia Matarrita, LMNOP, Swoon, Sofia Maldonado, Krista Franklin, Lady Alezia, Lichiban, Faith 47, Yvette Devito, Samia Grand Pierre, Susan Kart, Stephen Force, Marko Jokic, Cristobal Diaz and Elise Herszkowicz for contributing to the production of this exhibition.
Look out for the rest of YOUNITY’s “GODDESShood” programming this fall including a panel discussion at Sarah Lawrence College and a mural in a local Yonkers high school.
JENNIFER- I forgot to take a pic of her finished piece with her but she WAS AMAZING. SHe is definitely an artist. She attends HS of Art & Design and this is our first time working together. ABSOLUTELY LOVED meeting her- her curiosity and acceptance of things was so refreshing!
ALL THE KIDS SHOW OFF THEIR WORK IN THE STUDIO. They all had one thing in common- they love art and they know I love sharing art processes with them. They have a fine appreciation for art and I really look forward to watching them grow to see how successful they become in the future. THEY ARE OUR FUTURE and Im so blessed to be part of their growing experiences.
THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO DID AN AMAZING JOB….. looking forward to seeing you again soon!