Fountain Gallery To Present 100 Original Artworks

6/5/2013


Fountain Gallery to Present 100 Original Artworks, 6/7

June 5, 2013

By Visual Arts News Desk

Fountain Gallery, the premier venue in New York City representing artists with mental illness, will exhibit 100 original works for sale at the 10th End of Annual Meeting Season Celebration on Friday, June 7, 2013, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. The event will take place at Ellen Philip Associates, located at 134 West 26th Street in Manhattan.

The End of Annual Meeting Season Celebration was established in 2004 by Carl T. Hagberg and Associates and Ellen Philip Associates to bring together professionals from the financial services and related industries to celebrate the end of the grueling "proxy season" while raising funds for Fountain Gallery. This evening of art, cocktails and delicacies, and live music is hosted by Cal Donly, Ellen Philip, Carl T. Hagberg, Bob Irvine, Barry Shapiro, and Brendan Sheehan.

This year's event honors Kathleen E. Shannon, Senior VP and Deputy General Counsel (Ret.), American International Group. Over the years, Ms. Shannon has been a prime supporter of this benefit evening and has acquired numerous pieces by Fountain Gallery artists.

Art world luminaries Jason Rohlf and Harriet Sawyer have donated their work for sale at the event. Among the art mediums represented in the exhibition are acrylic, oil and watercolor paintings, collage and mixed media, pen and ink drawings, works of sculpture and woodcut, and photographs. Tickets start at $150.00. For more information, contact: rmarks@fountainhouse.org, or 212.582.0341, Ext. 1288.

Founded by Fountain House in 2000 as a not-for-profit exhibition space for its member-artists living and working with mental illness, Fountain Gallery sells original artworks and collaborates with a wide network of artists, curators and cultural institutions. Embracing artists who are emerging or established, trained or self-taught, the Gallery cultivates artistic growth and makes a vital contribution to the New York arts community. Agnes Gund, President Emerita of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), has commended Fountain Gallery's "fine works of art made by excellent artists."

Fountain Gallery is located at 702 Ninth Avenue at 48th Street. On view at the Gallery through July 10: [Un]Seen, group exhibition. www.fountaingallerynyc.com.

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