THANK YOU to you all for helping us reach our goal of raising $55,000 at our 5th Annual Fundraiser !
Over 175 guests gathered for Hand-in Hand, to celebrate Clay & Community on October 25th in the Assembly Room at Rye Presbyterian Church in Rye, NY.
You can see a few snapshots of the event here.
Honorees Keiko Ashida, Jeanne Carreau, and Georgia Tenore and Special Guest David Gelfarb spoke eloquently to a packed room of guests. The evening included a solo singing performance by Rye High School student Yuika Abe, fabulous ceramics featured at the silent and live auction and delicious food served by thirteen local restaurants. The gross amount was raised from ticket sales, silent & live auction sales, fund the mission donations, and journal advertisements. All proceeds will benefit Clay Art Center's programs, scholarships and Artist-in-Residence program. We are happy to announce that we broke last year's record and we met our goal of fun and fundraising at the same time!
A video made by Matt Mickelson was viewed for the first time during the evening. See it see it by clicking here!
Heartfelt thanks to the Benefit Committee co-chaired by Carol Chevlowe & Loren Maron, who worked tirelessly with an exceptional team of committee members, board members, volunteers and staff, to make it an unforgettable evening for one and all.
Come visit us at the Clay Art Center all year long and look out for next year's benefit date! On behalf of everyone involved at the Clay Art Center, our deepest gratitude for all your contributions.
Reena Kashyap, Benefit Committee, board members, volunteers and staff
Clay Art Center is the largest and most active ceramic facility in the tri-state area. Believing
strongly that the arts have the ability to touch and enrich lives, our
mission is to offer ceramic artists a stimulating environment for studio
practice and to provide clay exhibitions and educational programs to
better serve the community. We achieve this mission by providing
classes for children and adults, studio space, exhibitions, residencies
for emerging artists, outreach programs and scholarships that provide
new opportunities for local youth.Clay Art Center was founded in 1957 and became a nonprofit organization in 2006. In 2012, Clay Art Center
celebrates its 55th anniversary and its 5th year as a not-for-profit
organization. Our event this year
showcases our educational programs and honors three of our teachers, Keiko
Ashida, Jeanne Carreau, and Georgia Tenore, on their 15th anniversary on the
Clay Art Center faculty. Their teaching and dedication has inspired hundreds of
students, enriched our educational program, and contributed to the center’s
growth and vibrancy. Clay Art Center's mission is "to kindle a passion for the ceramic arts and provide a community for that passion to flourish"SPECIAL THANKS TO THIS YEAR'S SPONSORS: