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Featured: Uptown/Downtown Benefit for Abrons Arts Center (NYC)

Featured: Uptown/Downtown Benefit for Abrons Arts Center (NYC)

Uptown/Downtown Benefit for Abrons Arts Center
October 14, 2013  at 6:30pm
The Playhouse and Abrons Gallery
Benefit Ticketing Levels

$1,000 ($980 tax-deductible) 
$500 ($480 tax-deductible) 
$250 ($230 tax-deductible) 
$100 ($80 tax-deductible) 

Mikhail Baryshnikov serves as the Honorary Chairman for Uptown Downtown, a special one-night-only extravaganza to benefit the Abrons Arts Center. Bringing together the brightest lights of NYC’s uptown and downtown performance scenes, the evening will feature Kyle AbrahamJoey AriasJack Ferver + James WhitesideEllen Greene,Robert La FosseBebe NeuwirthPhilippe Petit, and other special guests.

Lance Horne serves as Musical Director.

Evening Schedule
6:30 pm Cocktails
7:30 pm Performance
9:00 pm Onstage after-party (ticket holders at the $250 level and above)

Benefit Committee
Mikhail Baryshnikov, Honorary Chairman
Richard + Iris Abrons, Julie Atlas Muz + Mat Fraser, David + Barbara Bolotsky, Dale Burch, Barbara Busackino, Lisa Buxbaum, Earl Dax, Stephen Facey, Julia Gruen, Ian Highet + Lea Paine Highet, Paul + Susan LaRosa, Teddy Lioliakis + Yvette Quiazon, Heather Litteer, Gina Meggo-Garza, John Morning, Brian Rogers + Sheila Lewandowski, The Rev. Dr. Thomas F. Pike + Lys McLaughlin, Pete + Becky Ruegger, Lucy Sexton, Alex Timbers, Carleigh Welsh, Basil Twist

Paddle8 Online Art Auction
Organized by the Abrons Arts Center’s curator-in-residence Karen Archey, the Abrons first benefit auction will go live on Paddle8 on October 1st and will benefit the Abrons’ rapidly evolving visual art exhibition and residency programs. The auction will feature emerging and established New York artists, and those affiliated with the organization’s international exhibition program, such as Dutch artist Harm van den Dorpel and the London-based collective LuckyPDF. Most donating artists have a strong tie to the vibrant arts community in the Lower East Side–from Moyra Davey, who was one of the founding members of the now-historic Orchard Gallery (2005-2008) to the emerging artist Carlos Reyes, who lives and works blocks from Abrons. The auction art works will be on view in the Abrons galleries during the Uptown Downtown benefit on Monday, October 14th.

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Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.

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