Our immigrant communities are continuously facing attacks on their basic civil liberties and many are living in fear of abuse and deportation. In response to these ongoing events, and a desire to give back to our community, we are hosting a one night only art auction to raise funds to help in the fight for people who are a vital part of the fabric of our country and deserve our support.
CAST: A Benefit for Immigrant New Yorkers is a one-night only auction taking place on Thursday, September 13th, from 7-10pm presented by FisheyeBrooklyn and Fillmore Projects. All proceeds from the sale of works will go directly to Make The Road New York an organization that builds the power of immigrant and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice. From going to court to protect DACA, to working against family separation, and banding together with other communities to call for divestment in the private prison system which discriminates against people of color, Make The Road New York is working to make a better and safer place for all local immigrants.
The artists have been provided with an unglazed porcelain bottle that was cast from a mold made by Kim Gilmour. Each bottle is unique, and each artist has free rein to leave their marks on their bottle as they choose. All bidding will start at $50. Artists include: Abdolreza Aminlari, Lex Braes, Colleen Cunningham, Christian Dautresme, Cara Enteles, Sarah Feehily, Elisa Flynn, Frank Fristaschi, Kim Gilmour, Julie Hair, Camille Hempel, Monty J, Esmee Johns, Randy Johnson, Danielle Kroll, Kerry Lacy, Matthew Lusk, Kyp Malone, John Ortiz, Enis Sefersah, Noriko Ogata Sefersah, Molly Schwartz, Janice Sloane, Brad Bisco Smith, Flavia Souza, Lisa Steiner, Ulrika Strömbäck, Shino Takeda, Albert Weaver, Erin Weckerle, Jeannie Weissglass, Molly White, and more.
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Make The Road is a registered 501 (c)(3) organization.
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