On October 18, an art benefit for PS 118 The Maurice Sendak Community School will be held at the Ground Floor Gallery from 7–9 pm at 345 5th Street in Park Slope. Organized by artists and parents Chris Bors and Ketta Ioannidou, the curated selection includes many emerging, established, and mid-career artists including Deborah Brown, Amanda Church, Daniel Davidson, Gary Petersen, Tom Sanford, Nicolas Touron, Lane Twitchell and others from the New York City area and beyond. All tickets are $200–$225 in advance ($250 night of) and guarantee an original artwork, which will be chosen in raffle fashion, where the first name picked will get first choice until all works are chosen. Tickets include admission for two, complimentary wine bar and dessert selection. Money raised will be donated to the PTA and help fund the visual arts curriculum at PS 118, currently served by Studio in a School residency programs, with a $50 honorarium paid to each artist. With only 40 tickets sold, don’t miss out on this exclusive event and a chance to go home with an original artwork.
Artists:Fanny Allié, Matt Barteluce, Jackie Battenfield, Anna Bida, Chris Bors, Deborah Brown, Alva Calymayor, Karlos Cárcamo, Eun Young Choi, Amanda Church, Jeremy Coleman-Smith, Daniel Davidson, Mike Estabrook, Caroline Falby, Fred Fleisher, Lenio Grohmann, Carl Gunhouse, Sofia Hager, George Horner, Ketta Ioannidou, Roxanne Jackson, Tricia Keightley, Ambre Kelly, Diana Kinglsey, Daniela Kostova, LoVid, Tricia McLaughlin, Mary Meehan, Anna Ortiz, Judith Page, Gary Peterson, Rachel Philips, Gustavo Prado, Tom Sanford, Janice Sloane, Gabriel J. Shuldiner, Russ Spitkovsky, Jeremiah Teipen, Nicolas Touron, Lane Twitchell, woolpunk, and Aaron Zimmerman.
About the organizers: Chris Bors’s art has been exhibited at PS1 MoMA, White Columns and the Bronx Museum of the Arts and he will have a solo show at A.D.O. Project in Brooklyn in May 2018. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Time Out New York and the Washington Post. He is a contributing writer for Artforum.com. Ketta Ioannidou has had solo exhibitions at The Centre of Contemporary Art Diatopos in Nicosia, Cyprus, South Oxford Space in Brooklyn and Go North in Beacon, among others. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Art in America, Flash Art, and the Brooklyn Rail. Both have curated numerous exhibitions including for SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Envoy Gallery, Projekt 722 and Arcade Experimental Art Projects in Nicosia, Cyprus.