Join the Anyone Can Fly foundation at our annual Garden Party. Honoree to be announced.
Join us on Saturday, October 22, 2016 for the 15th year of our Fall art fundraiser hosted by ACA Galleries this year at the New York Open Center’s Grand Room. Refreshments will be served.
The Anyone Can Fly Foundation, Inc. was founded by Faith Ringgold in 1999 beginning with a garden party at her artist’s studio in Englewood, New Jersey. In 2002, she held the 1st Annual Art Exhibition, Sale & Silent Auction hosted by the ACA Galleries with the purpose of raising funds to further programs to advance the mission to educate child and adult audiences concerning the importance of Masters of African American Art.
The Foundation is a 501c3 charitable organization supported by people devoted to the visual arts.
The donation at the door is $40.00.
Join the Anyone Can Fly foundation at our annual Garden Party to honor Norman Lewis as the 2016 African American Masters Legacy Award Honoree.
Norman Lewis (1909-1979) was an American artist known for his incisive depictions of contemporary society. Lewis began his career as a Social Realist painter, focusing on the inequities caused by poverty and racism, and later shifted his focus towards abstraction and gestural mark-making in the mid-1940s. He emerged as the sole African American in the first generation of Abstract Expressionists alongside Ad Reinhardt, Franz Kline, and Jackson Pollock. He drew inspiration from artists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Mark Tobey, in addition to music and traditional African art. The self-taught Lewis remained committed to social concerns throughout his career, forming the Spiral Group with Romare Bearden, Charles Alston, and Hale Woodruff during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. Born Norman Wilfred Lewis on July 23, 1909 in New York, NY, he died on August 27, 1979 in the city of his birth at the age of 70. - via ArtNet
Annual Holiday Party to thank the volunteers who support the work of the Foundation.
Join the Anyone Can Fly Foundation in Faith Ringgold's studio and garden for an evening of conversation and dinner to honor the work of celebrated artist Carolyn L Mazloomi, PhD.