SCO's Family Dynamics to Hold Art Auction Benefiting Youth in Central Brooklyn

Mar 31, 2015, 15:10 ET from SCO Family of Services

BROOKLYN, N.Y., March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 5th Annual SCO/Family Dynamics Art Auction & Cocktail Party will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28th at Site/109, 109 Norfolk St., in Manhattan. The auction's Honorary Artist Chair is contemporary artist Harif Guzman of New York. Harif's early years in his father's print shop and roots in street art, collage and mechanical reproduction continue to inspire and inform his transformation from "street-smart skate punk" to acclaimed contemporary painter and mixed media artist. Guzman has created an original painting for the Auction entitled "Death Divorce Debt."

In addition to Guzman, whose work has a worldwide following, , the other talented artists whose works will be auctioned off include: Ryan Keeley, Richard Phillips, Alison Jackson, Ron Diorio, Robert Szot, Deborah Brown, Erik Parker, Clayton Calvert, Andrew Fladeboe, Eric Demarchelier, Patricia Avellan, Ashley Woodson Bailey, Georgia Elrod, J Grabowski, Ann Jackson, Richard Jacobs, Anthony Kiernen, Glenn Paul Smith, Ross Watts and Brian Pearson.

The Art Auction supports Family Dynamics' after-school art programming, which provides art instruction for children and teens in high-need communities throughout Central Brooklyn. To date, students have created striking self-portraits, mixed media and collage style landscapes, sculptures and stagecraft using discarded materials. As their contribution to the Auction, students will create and donate for auction a large mixed media portrait of President Barack Obama made of fabric, beads and other nonconventional materials provided in partnership with Materials for the Arts.

The goal of this year's event is to expand Family Dynamics' art programming, which now serves over 1,500 young people each year. For tickets and more information, which will soon include a complete list of contributing artists and a preview of their work to be auctioned, please visit  

The evening will feature cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at Site/109 on the Lower East Side.  The auction will have both a live and silent component.  Previous Honorary Artist Chairs  have included Julian Schnabel in 2011, Dustin Yellin in 2012, Donald Sultan in 2013, and Erik Parker in 2014.

Family Dynamics, a program of SCO Family of Services, is committed to protecting children and strengthening families. SCO Family of Services provides human services for 60,000 children, youth, families and adults each year in New York City and on Long Island. For more info, go to

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