Steven Swancoat presents:
Art for the Cure: "New York / New School"
Fundraiser / Art Show / Beneficial Concert
All to help the fight against Ovarian Cancer.
Free Admission. Ages 21+
Sunday, June 24, 2012
6:30 p.m. - 10pm Live music a 10:00 p.m.
380 Columbus Avenue (Downstairs)
(Corner of 78th & Columbus)
New York, NY 10024
Our goal is $2,500.
Art Show: “New York / New School”
After the smash success of his first solo exhibition and Ovarian Cancer fundraiser, Steven Swancoat is proud to announce “New York / New School”. This will be the second art show and ovarian cancer fundraiser for Medical Student/Artist Steven Swancoat. The event will be hosted at “78 Below”, a newly renovated 4000sq ft space right across from the Natural History Museum in the Upper West Side. The event will be fundraiser, an art show and beneficial concert.
The space will feature two separate galleries, stage, common area, and bar. 25% to 100% of every sale will be donated directly to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Art works of various mediums, sizes, and prices will be displayed throughout the venue. Art Work and locally donated goods/items will be raffled off to help raise funds. At 10pm a beneficial concert will take place on 78 Below’s new stage. Our goal is to $2500 for New York’s Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.
For “New York/New School” Steven hand selected other local artists to join him in displaying their art and helping raise awareness for Ovarian Cancer.
“I thought it would be a great idea to invite emerging artists I came across to show their work in my next show. I liked the idea of giving someone an opportunity. It was when I got to know these artists that we all began to realize we had something great on our hands, something big for art and especially ovarian cancer.”
- Steven Swancoat
Featured Artists & Their Artistic Statements:
- Enrico Miguel Thomas http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/enrico-thomas.html
“As a fine artist, I strive to combine my personal fascination with spatial arrangements and the structural genre with the energy and lifeblood of the New York metropolis, as I have perceived it throughout my life as a resident of the city. My work has earned me the nickname “the subway artist of New York” because I have been drawn to the city’s unique transportation system as a perfect example of this union, and it became the focus of most of my work.
With just ink and subway maps I try to pair the hustle and energy of commuting life with the vast, complex spaces of the underground transportation system. My drawings and watercolors are always done with the great speed that I find parallels the rapid lifestyle of city life. I aim for my work to reflect the vibrant humanity of the subway—the racket, the noise, the smells—as well as its architecture, in a way that brings them together, pulsating and brimming with life.”
- Steven Swancoat http://SwancoatArt.com
“In surgery I am always looking for a better and safer technique, an instrument to invent that can reduce complications. In art I am always looking for a new process, concept or approach. I embrace entering Art from an outside field. Because of this I feel freer in my art and avant-garde in my approach to the art scene. Before I ever sold a piece of mine, I knew that I wanted to use my work to help raise money and better humanity. For now it’s Ovarian Cancer.”
- Bill Bell http://billbell-photography.com/
“There is beauty all around us, some of it obvious and some of it not. Seeing the unseen beauty that surrounds us all is what my photographs try to capture. Having spent many days and nights wandering around New York City, I have come across people and places that have given me a completely new perspective on the brilliant city I call home. The unintended results of my travels have been forever documented so that they can be shared with those around me in hopes that all of us fall deeper in love with this beautiful city.”
- Jareth Mcbrehon http://www.mcbrehon-art.com/
“I come from a background of cartooning and digital art for computer games and have since expanded into illustration and fine art. I moved to New York City because she called me here. I moved here without knowing why or what I was supposed to do. As time moves forward, the city slowly exposes a much larger plot to me and my small part in it. This concept also has a lot to do with my current series “The Shades of New York”. My work attempts to combine Abstract, Fantasy, and Hyper Realism into one image. I explore environments and through the brush and pen, sometimes following the lines as well as pushing them forward.”
- Sashalyn http://sashalyn.com/
“My name is Sashalyn and I am currently an Illustrator based in New York City. The majority of my illustrations are done from life and on site. Recently, I have been involved in the Occupy Wall Street movement, participating in protests and illustrating my experiences dealing with the event. I constantly find myself engulfed in energy, the crowds giving off a rush of excitement words cannot describe. I was, and continue to be so utterly affected by these events that I created a series of Illustrations to try to communicate the truth from my eyes. My hope is that people can not only enjoy my work, but also educate themselves with what's going on in the world today to make a better future for the next generation to come.
- Amanda de Souza http://amandadesouza.com/
"My artwork originated as ink drawings on paper, perpetual sketches of the same objects, symbols and words. It is a culmination of years of doodles and an obsession with the perfection of shapes, depth and shadows and many teachers saying, "Bring that to the front of the class". The switch to paintbrush and canvas was natural but now represents not only the influence on a child of the 80s bombarded with new wave imagery, graphics, logos and Advertising (My chosen career path) but also the epitome of my years of training in Graphic Design understanding balance, lines, symbolism and typography combined with thoughts I face each day."
- Tristan Michael http://www.facebook.com/tristanmichaeldjdoriangrey
“Unknown at Present”
I didn't set out to be an artist or to create artwork, it just happened.
I am constantly drawing and painting and delving into my minds abyss which lets me bring out the creative flows from my pen and brush.
I work the canvases to speak to me as images, which appear suddenly .
Sometimes I even paint two to three variances before I find the right touch.
I've never liked to explain any pieces of work. If you've made a picture and that's how you wanted it to be, hopefully it can just speak for itself.
What it says to the viewer is the right message because there is neither a wrong nor right to a message. Each person takes something a little different from the same picture and I'm happy with that. My influences are everything I see, feel and experience. The artists I most admire are Salvadore Dali, Picasso and Willem de Kooning.
About 78 Below http://www.78below.com/
Owner Leslie Hutchinson has teamed up with Steven Swancoat to host "Art for the Cure: New York/New School" at her recently opened bar,78 Below. It's located in the basement of the building that houses the restaurant Gazala. It’s a very big bar — four full rooms, with a lounge space, a pool table, a big bar and a stage packed with nice equipment.
Owner Leslie Hutchinson told West Side Rag that she’s excited to bring music back to the space after P&G closed. The space just opened last Tuesday, but they’ve already had lots of bands play. On Monday, 78 Below will start its open mic series, which will be run by cast members from the musical Hair. Blues Brother Johny Rosch takes the stage on Tuesday, and The Big Ed Sullivan Blues Jam is expected to play on Wednesday. Music continues just about every night of the week as locals gather in this great atmosphere.
About the Fundraiser
The fundraiser will feature a large group art show, raffle for prizes and art, donation center, and live music to follow after the fundraiser. Free admission all night! 78 Below has generously agreed to donate $1 from every drink purchased directly to Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Our goal for the event: $2,500.
About Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF)
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) is the largest private non-profit organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to funding ovarian cancer research. Our mission is to fund scientific research that leads to more effective identification, treatment, and ultimately a cure for ovarian cancer. Each year there will be approximately 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer in the United States, and about 15,500 women will die of the disease. Currently there is no effective means of early detection.
Since 1998, OCRF has invested nearly $45 million in ovarian cancer research through grants to scientists at more than 60 leading medical centers in the U.S. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, OCRF-sponsored investigators are developing innovative strategies for early detection; exploring the genetics that increase risk for ovarian cancer; understanding the underlying molecular biology of the disease; identifying new and better targets for treatment; and deciphering how and why ovarian cancer spreads, and how to stop it.
Visit www.ocrf.org to learn more and join us in the fight.
More information & to Donate to "Art for the Cure" visit http://SwancoatArt.com/