YOUNG NEW YORK: SILENT ART AUCTION & FUNDRAISER
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 9:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
YOUNG NEW YORK | At Risk Youth Being Seen, Heard, and Known
SILENT ART AUCTION & FUNDRAISER
Curated by Natalie Trainor & LNY
Steven Holl, Steve Powers ESPO, NohjColey, Joe Iurato, Miguel Ovalle, Overunder, Gaia, Rudie Diaz, Marissa Paternoster, Ian Kuali’i, LNY, Blackmath, Doodles, Feral Child, Cake,ND’A, QRST, Sean 9 Lugo, Radical!, C215 from the Vandalog collection, Gilf, Rachel Hays, SUE works, Clown Soldier, Jill Cohen, Yulia Pinkusevich, Alyse Dunn, NEVER,Shane Nash, Jesse Hazelip, Sheryo,the YOK, ASVP, Labrona,Then One,Tom Smith, Day Le, Danielle Riechers, Jon Burgerman, Darnell Scott, Nathan Pickett, Joseph Grazi, John Breiner, Anne Grauso, ONE 9, SMURFO, Beau Stanton, Chris Cycle, Jamie Bruno, Luna Park, Sam Dylan Gordon, Fay Ku,Michael Bilsborough, Felipe Baeza, Sam Fleichner
We are pleased to announce Young New York: A Silent Art Auction & Fundraiser. This one night event will benefit Young New York (YNY), an art focused social justice program working with 16 and 17 year olds who, legally classified as adults, have been thrown into New York State’s adult criminal justice system.
With space provided by White Box, food provided by Maimonide of Brooklyn, and drinks provided by Bomb Lager, the funds from the silent auction will help build the first stage of the program - a series of creative workshops with fifteen young New Yorkers. The young New Yorkers will work closely with a team of successful artists, designers, teachers and social workers to responsibly and creatively develop their message around their own experiences with, and hopes for, the treatment of youth in the criminal justice system.
YNY will auction and exhibit the works of emerging and established international artists whose work touches on the realm of the social in urban space, thereby creating a dialogue with the work being developed in the YNY workshops.
Young New York is supported by the Goodman Fellowship at Columbia University and Brooklyn Defender Services.
For more information visit www.youngnewyorkers.org.
Event Supporters: White Box, Maimonide of Brooklyn, Bomb Lager, Loci Architecture
Program Supporters: The Goodman Fellowship - Columbia University, Brooklyn Defender Services, GoPro, Maimonide of Brooklyn.
When & Where
Young New Yorkers
In New York State, 16- and 17-year-olds are prosecuted as adults, exposing them to life-long criminal records and lengthy periods of incarceration in adult prison facilities. Rather than act as a deterrent to youth crime, this manner of prosecuting adolescents has been shown to inflate the chances of recidivism and give impetus to more serious crimes.
Young New Yorkers is a restorative justice, arts program for 16-and 17-year-olds who have open criminal cases. The criminal court gives eligible defendants the option to participate in Young New Yorkers rather than do jail time, community service and have a lifelong criminal record. The curriculum is uniquely tailored to develop the emotional and behavioral skills of the young participants while facilitating responsible and creative self-expression. Central to the curriculum is the concept of taking responsibility for past actions as a necessary step before becoming valued members and even leaders of one’s community. Each workshop is framed by a relevant theme: community; choice; accountability; responsibility; contribution; leadership. These themes are explored, as they relate to each participant, in conversation with the group and through art exercises utilizing photography, video, illustration, and design.
A series of six intensive, hands-on workshops prepares the participants to design a public art installation that expresses a positive social message of their choice. Local artists join each workshop and assist the participants in weekly art projects. The weekly artworks and the final installation design are then presented to the public at the Young New Yorkers Finale. The Finale allows the participants to experience themselves as worthy, creative contributors to their communities, rather than as undeserving and irredeemable criminal actors.
Young New Yorkers is supported by Brooklyn Defender Services and administered through the ADP initiative at the Red Hook Community Justice Center. Upon completion of the Young New Yorkers workshops, the participants avoid serving any jail time and, in most cases, have their criminal charges dismissed and sealed, leaving their young lives uninhibited by an adult criminal record.