ART CART: SAVING THE LEGACY is an interdisciplinary, intergenerational, inter-professional project that matches teams of advanced students in health, aging and the arts with professional visual artists age 62+ to help document their work and save our national legacy.
Come help us launch the Binghamton- Ithaca ART CART: SAVING THE LEGACY.
DATE: Wednesday, May 14, 2014
TIME: 6 p.m. Reception and *Silent Auction 7 p.m. ART CART Presentation Binghamton University
LOCATION: College of Community and Public Affairs
University Downtown Center
67 Washington Street
Binghamton, NY 13902
Questions? Contact Amy Edwards at email@example.com or 607.777.5999
Carmen Torruella-Quander, D.C. ART CART artist; Elisha Omar, OT ART CART Fellow; Joan Jeffri, Director, Research Center for Arts and Culture/National Center for Creative Aging; and Victoria Rizzo, PhD, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, College of Community and Public Affairs, Binghamton University.
Your tax-deductible contribution to ART CART: SAVING THE LEGACY will support activities including: national network affiliation with RCAC/NCCA, technical assistance for artists, artists' honoraria and student fellowships.
COLLECTOR'S GIFT: **$1,000
MASTERPIECE GIFT: **$500
UNIQUE OBJECT GIFT:**$250
MASTER GIFT: **$100
APPRENTICE GIFT: $50
FRIEND: your gift in any amount is appreciated
Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
*Artwork for the silent auction donated by Eva Deutsch Costabel and Morgan O'Hara. Proceeds from the silent auction will be used to support the national network affiliation with RCAC/NCCA.
**Gifts of $100 or more received by May 7, 2014 will be acknowledged at the event. To make your tax-deductible donation, please contact: Amy Edwards, Binghamton University, firstname.lastname@example.org, 607.777.5999
Featured artist in the 2012-2013 ART CART project in New York City
Morgan O'Hara was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Japan. She earned a Master's Degree in Art from California State Univer- sity at Los Angeles and had her first solo exhibition in the Musée Cantonal des Beaux Arts in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1978. She began working internationally in performance art festivals in 1989, did her first site specific wall drawings at De Fabriek in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, and began the practice of the Japanese martial art, aikido, all in the same year.
O'Hara teaches master classes in drawing and the psychology of creativity in institutes and art academies in the US, Europe and Asia. She has done international residencies in Europe, Asia, the US and two sessions at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire. She is the recipient of numerous grants and her permanent site specific wall drawings can be found in the Macau Art Museum, Macau, China; The Canadian Academy Kobe, Japan and the Free University OZW Building, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. O'Hara lived in Europe for 25 years and returned to live in New York in 2010.
LIVE TRANSMISSION: Movement of people in the main lobby of the New York Public Library/Morgan O’Hara
Eva Deutsch Costabel
Featured artist in the 2010-2011 ART CART project in New York City
Eva Deutsch Costabel was born in Yugoslavia to a middle class Viennese family. She fled her native town of Zagreb in 1941 during the Nazi occupation, then began the odyssey and the flight from the Nazis until the end of the war. She spent eighteen months as a prisoner in two Italian concentration camps. After the Italian capitulation in 1943, she joined the Yugoslav resistance first as an army nurse and later as a staff artist for the resistance publications. In 1945 she was able to reach Bari, Italy and then to Rome, Italy where she was accepted in the Academy of Fine Arts to study painting, through the compassion and the generosity of the director of the Academy. As a refugee she had no money to pay for the tuition nor had she graduated from eight years of high school necessary to be accepted at the Academy. This human gesture changed the artist's life, when after nearly five years of persecution and suffering she was again able to live a fairly normal life. On June 10, 1949 she received her visa and she sailed into the New York harbor.
After arriving in New York she studied at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn under Franz Kline the famous New York abstract expressionist painter. He had a strong influence on her artistic development, in- troducing her to abstract art. And for the next thirty years she would paint in the abstract style.
Waiting for Spring/Eva Deutsch Costabel