Learn more about the latest art adventure for our children at Erik Parker’s studio!
Read The Wall Street Journal profile of Family Dynamics super-supporter, Alexandra Alger.
Preview the works of art that will be up for auction.
April 28, 2014
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Site/109 – 109 Norfolk (between Rivington and Delancey). site109.com
For more information, please contact Lena Jayaram 718.895.2555 x113
Special thanks to our sponsors:
Mr. & Mrs. Peter J. FitzGerald
Joni & Scott Grossman
Drew & Jessica Guff
The 4th Annual SCO/Family Dynamics Art Auction & Cocktail Party will be held from 6:30 to 8:30pm on April 28th at Site/109, 109 Norfolk St., Manhattan. Acclaimed artist Erik Parker is this year’s Honorary Chair. Parker, who has for the past four years donated a piece of original art to be auctioned off in support of the Family Dynamics art program, has created an original painting for this year’s Auction entitled “New Knowledge.”
The Art Auction supports the Visiting Artist Program at Family Dynamics, which provides art instruction by two professional artists in an after-school program for children and teens living in the high-need neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. To date, students have created striking self-portraits, mixed media and collage style landscapes, sculptures and stagecraft all with discarded materials. As their contribution to the Auction, students will create and donate for auction a large collage depicting a horse from “Jane’s Carousel” at Brooklyn Bridge Park.
The goal of this year’s event is an expansion of the art program, which now serves about 100 young people each year.
The auction will have both a live and silent component. The live auction will include work by Erik Parker, Robert Szot, Ron Diorio and Ron Agam. The auctioneer will be Benjamin Doller of Sotheby’s, who is volunteering his time. The event is being co-chaired by Jeremy FitzGerald and Joni Grossman. Previous honorary chairs for the Auction have included Julian Schnabel in 2011, Dustin Yellin in 2012 and Donald Sultan in 2013.
SCO Executive Director Gail Nayowith says: “Our Visiting Artist Program gives children who might not have the opportunity otherwise a chance to express themselves creatively, to learn new skills and to grow as artists and individuals.”
Family Dynamics, a program of SCO Family of Services, is committed to protecting children and strengthening families. Based in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bushwick, and Brownsville, Brooklyn, Family Dynamics reaches thousands of children, youth and adults with after-school & summer school activities, workforce readiness, family support services and the arts.