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Thursday, March 8, 2012

High School Kids Show @ Fountain Art Fair

Some talented high school students in NYC will have the chance of lifetime when their work is shown at the Fountain Art Fair during this year’s Armory Arts Week.

All of the students are participants in non-profit, Art for Progress’ arts education program. Art for Progress (AFP) is a great non-profit which supports emerging artists by offering opportunities for exposure at their own events as well as at established fairs such as Art Basel and Fountain Art Fair. AFP's arts education program provides underserved youth in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Bronx with dynamic artistic programming taught by working artists.

They were recently named the non-profit sponsor for the Fountain Art Fair this year. Here's a press release on their plans at Fountain. Definitely check them out at www.artforprogress.org, follow them on Twitter @afpnyc, or friend them on Facebook.

Art for Progress Announces Artists to be Shown at
Fountain Art Fair
Over twenty-three international artists and student artists from NYC schools
to represent Art for Progress at upcoming NY Art Week

February 20, 2012 (New York, NY) – Art for Progress, Fountain Art Fair’s non-profit partner for NY Art Week, has announced the artists it will be presenting for both the Fair and the March 10th after party. Additionally, the organization will be showing work from the most promising student artists participating in its city-wide arts education program.

Art for Progress (AFP) is a New York non-profit dedicated to helping emerging artists through its many culturally diverse art events and providing arts education to underserved youth in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Bronx with dynamic programming that promotes reflection and self-expression.

As part of its collaboration with Fountain Art Fair, AFP will be showing the work of twenty three international artists whose work includes painting, photography, digital, video and sculpture. Artwork from AFP’s student artists, from grades 9-12, will also be exhibited. In conjunction with its visual arts offerings, Art for Progress will feature DJs, live musical performances, and performance art pieces throughout the show’s dates within its gallery space.

Fountain Art Fair takes place March 9-11 at the historic 69th armory located at 68 Lexington Avenue on the corner of 25th Street. General hours on Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11 are from 1–7pm. Tickets are $10 for daily passes and $15 weekend passes.

The Public Opening Night Reception presented by Artlog and featuring Fab 5 Freddy will take place on March 9th from 7-11pm. The Fountain Fair after-party hosted and curated by Art for Progress will take place on March 10th from 7-11pm. A special silent auction will also run throughout the fair, featuring a large scale painting donated by Lake Tahoe based painter Reds Regan.

Participating visual artists include: Aaron Cobbett, Amy Row, Bud McNichol, Cat Del Buono, Chris Twomey, Fareeha Khawaja, H.A. Gallucio, Jeanne Wilkinson, Juan Manuel Pajares, Lance Dehne’, Margaret Withers, Michael Lorenzini, Olga Kol, Pablo Damas, Renee Amitai, Rocco Alberico, Rute Ventura, Sol Kjok, Sona Mirzaei, Tatiana Soteropoulos, Ted Barr, Ula Einstein and Vera Arutyunyan.

For the March 10th after-party, AFP will feature performances from Comandante Zero, Kevin Graves, Jimmy Sky, and Red Baron as well as performance art from Caridad Sola, Thomas Solomon, Belaxis Buil and interactive fashion installations from Allyson Jacobs and Iliana Quander.

For more information about Art for Progress please contact Frank Jackson at frank@artforprogress.org or 917-705-1966.

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