OPEN SOURCE GALLERY ANNUAL FUNDRAISER & GALA
Silent Auction: November 20-December 12, 2021
Gala: December 12, 6-8pm
Tickets: $100 General Admission/$150 VIP (proof of vax required)
Location: STH Gowanus Annex (298 Butler St., Brooklyn)
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The Gala will take place on December 12th, 2021. Coupled with the online silent auction beginning on November 20th, the Gala will present the amazing artwork from 50 artists. A preview of the artwork is available now--the site is being updated every day with new art! The gala will include an exhibition of artwork included in the silent auction, food, drinks, and raffles! At the event, guests will have the opportunity to learn what's happening on the forefront of contemporary art and will have the opportunity to bring home a piece of original art. To make this event as safe as possible, only 50 tickets will be available for the gala.
Featuring Guests of Honor Johnny Thornton and Anthony Bodlovic
Johnny Thornton is an artist, curator and art director that lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Born in Connecticut, he spent his childhood in Johannesburg, South Africa, before moving to Tucson, Arizona, where he studied Fine Arts at the University of Arizona. He received his MFA from Parsons the New School for Design in New York City. Thornton has had work exhibited throughout the United States and is part of several collections. Currently, Thornton works out of his art studio in Gowanus and is the Executive Director of Arts Gowanus and the Head Curator/Gallery Director at Established Gallery in Brooklyn.
Dr. Anthony Bodlovic is the Program Director and Assistant Professor of Marital & Family Therapy/Art Therapy at Loyola Marymount University. He received his PhD in Culture and Performance Studies at UCLA in 2016. His research focuses on the role of art and storytelling in healing. His current exhibition with Soyoung Shin, hold please, is on view at Open Source through January 2022.
Open Source Gallery has been operating in the South Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn for the past 15 years on the mission of enhancing the accessibility of the arts for New York communities. "Regardless of all the success there is still a huge need for fundraising! We are paying fair wages for artists and are providing education for many young New Yorkers that can't afford to put their kids in pricy after school and summer programs," said Monika Wurher, Executive Director of Open Source Gallery.