In the ultimate act of non-elitism, HAI has made 100 pieces of Outsider Art affordable for the 99%
HAI is hosting 100 Living Rooms, an evening of Outsider Art, live music, wine and food on Saturday June 16th from 6pm-9pm at The Gallery at HAI (548 Broadway, 3rd Floor).
Purchase a ticket and you are guaranteed to go home with a piece of original art From HAI’s Archive of Outsider Art. HAI’s Archive of Outsider Art includes thousands of paintings and drawings by individuals with mental illness who were able to find their creative voices through participating in HAI Arts Workshops. These individuals were institutionalized for decades, and had been released into adult homes in Far Rockaway and Coney Island, where HAI Workshop Artists were introduced to them. Of the thousands of people who participated in HAI Workshops, these twenty or so individuals became completely absorbed by drawing and painting developing remarkable bodies of work. HAI began exhibiting their work in galleries and museums in the 1980’s, and continues to represent their work today, along with contemporary Outsider Artists.
Art selection begins at 7pm sharp and work is selected in the order tickets are purchased.
Art Collector- A $100 ticket guarantees you will choose one of the first ten pieces of art
Art Fan– A $35 ticket guarantees you leave with a fabulous piece of art
To purchase tickets by phone please visit http://100livingrooms.eventbrite.com/ OR call 212.575.7660
Art can be previewed online at ww.hainyc.org or at the HAI Gallery starting May 30th.
100 Living Room benefits HAI’s arts and wellness programs. Every Saturday 50 artists living with mental illness are hosted, free of charge, in a full-day arts workshop at HAI. Artists spend the day drawing, painting, sculpting, making collages and working in the state of the art media lab. Art materials are provided free of charge, and professional artists are available to assist participants in learning the various media and techniques.
HAI is a non-profit arts and social service organization that was founded in 1969 to inspire healing, growth and learning through engagement in the arts for the culturally underserved.
Each year, HAI touches the lives of more than 350,000 people in the New York City community whose access to the arts has been limited by health, age or income. HAI makes access to music, dance, theater and the visual arts possible by partnering with numerous cultural organizations, government officials and agencies and foundations and individuals. HAI serves K-12 students, seniors, the frail elderly, people with mental and physical disabilities and seriously ill children at health and social service facilities throughout all five boroughs of New York City. For more information about our work, please visit our website at www.hainyc.org.