Don’t forget to purchase your tickets for Gallery Aferro’s annual party
by Newsire | June 2, 2017
Gallery Aferro will hold its 9th Annual Benefit Art Auction and Party on June 17th, 2017, where they will honor Ron Beit of RBH Group.
As president and CEO of RBH, Beit and his development firm support Gallery Aferro as an anchor in its array of social impact investing in downtown Newark.
“Eleven years ago, co-owners Evonne Davis and Emma Wilcox approached me with a proposal to create a community-centric gallery and creative arts space in the heart of our downtown development portfolio,” Beit said according to a statement. He credited Aferro with being “a key player” in Newarks’ recent designation as one of the top ten arts cities in the country, ranking ahead of cities like Seattle, Philadelphia, Chicago and Portland, crediting the gallery and its owners’ “hard work and dedication to embracing local talent, as well as featuring the work of emerging and better-known artists in our region.”
The event will feature an auction of artwork by emerging and established artists, music by DJ John Butler, and catering by Clint Feastgood and the Mozzarella God–all New Jersey natives–and dozens of door and raffle prizes.
All proceeds from tickets and purchases help to fund Gallery Aferro’s year-round exhibitions and wide range of public events, artist residencies, publications, public art, educational offerings, and community-responsive projects, such as their mobile portrait studio.
Founded in 2003, and located downtown since 2006, the gallery has received five back-to-back Citations of Excellence from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and has been described by Inside New Jersey magazine as offering “a dizzying array of contemporary art.” The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation has praised Aferro’s “expansive vision, impact in Newark as well as regionally and even internationally,” as well as their “exemplary mentoring opportunities for young artists.”
For one night only, unique artworks will be available at prices that Aferro hopes will enlarge or establish attendees’ collections.
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