Family Dynamics, an after school and community-based program of SCO Family of Services, announced today its 7th Annual Benefit Art Auction & Reception, slated to take place on Wednesday, April 19th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lightbox, NYC. This year’s Honorary Artist Chair, Robert Szot, is a painter living and working in New York City. Szot’s work has exhibited in a variety of galleries across the United States. Robert’s paintings have been exhibited by the Saatchi Gallery in London and, in 2014, Szot was invited to participate in the Whitney Museum Art Party. His works have been collected in America and abroad and can be found in corporate collections like Credit Suisse and important private collections like Beth DeWoody.
This year, 30 artists have donated works for silent and live auctions to help raise awareness and funds for Family Dynamics’ after school art programs, including: Emily Berger, Peter Bogardus, Clayton Calvert, Parker Calvert, Davide Cantoni, Pietro Costa, Carson Fox, Brinda Gleissen, Joan Hall, Edyta Halon, Steve Huntley, Vieno James, A.E. Kieren, Rene Lynch, Nancy Manter, Jordan Matter, Jason McLean, Tatyana Murray, Angelo Musco, David King Reuben, Steven Rojas, Alexandra Rowley, Masha Rudenko, Anne Russinof, Erin Smith, Tim Steele, Ignacio Valdes, Lorna May Wadsworth, Darryl Westly, Youngsons. Sotheby’s-trained Angelo Chan will serve as auctioneer for the evening.
Children from the Family Dynamics Beacon Community Center Art Program in Brooklyn have contributed their own work, Slot Car, which reflects the Beacon’s newest intiative, the Racing to Success program, which teaches STEM skills through slot car racing.
Family Dynamics Director Carrie Stewart says; “Exposure to the arts opens doors for students, giving them a creative outlet for self-expression. Art education is linked to academic achievement as well as social and emotional development.”
Located in Central Brooklyn, Family Dynamics provides neighborhood-based programs that strengthen families, give young people the tools to succeed in school and beyond, and enrich family and community life. Family Dynamics is a program of SCO Family of Services which provides human services for 55,000 children, youth, families and adults each year in New York City and on Long Island. For more info, go to www.sco.org.
To preview the catalogue of paintings, photographs, mixed media and sculptures for auction and to purchase tickets, please visit sco.org/artauction.