Please join us for the Wassaic Project Summer Benefit and special preview of the 2012 Summer Exhibition
SATURDAY, JUNE 16TH 5-8PM IN WASSAIC
Honored Guest Speaker Alanna Heiss, Founder/Director of the Clocktower Gallery and Founder/Former Director of P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, will be speaking at 6pm.
At The Maxon Mills, 37 Furnace Bank Road
Admittance to the Wassaic Project Summer Festival is FREE. This benefit is one of our major ways to fund the Project.
Silent Auction items include artworks by Breanne Trammell, Brody Condon, and Jeila Gueramian, as well as one-of-a-kind exclusive access events with artists Ghost of a Dream, Breanne Trammell, Danielle Durschlagg, Carl D'Alvia, DISORIENTALISM, and Co-Director Eve Biddle.
Generously provided by local restaurants Andrea's Pasta di Casa, Aurelia, Back in the Kitchen, Caro Caffe, Doc's, Fife and Drum, Jam, Lantern Inn, McEnroe Farm, Oakhurst Diner, When Pigs Fly, and many more.
Generously provided by Spring Hill Vineyard.
MUSIC BY DJ SPIRIT BEAR
Lucy Ball, Jonathan Bee & Kent Hunter, Richard Berry & Lucy Commoner, Melva Bucksbaum & Ray Learsy, Diana Burroughs, Peter Busby & Bente Dahl-Busby, John & Gretchen Court, Susan Cross, Carl D'Alvia, Agnes Gund, Jane Garmey, Peter & Helen Haje, Jim & Alice Hicks, Jay Kriegel & Kathy McAuliffe, Michael & Laurence Levin, Matt Lynn & Graham Klemm, Harry Moses & Randy Leher, Ben Nickoll & Christine Armstrong, David & Janet Offensend, Bridget Potter, Joe & Emilie Pryor, John Rockwell & Linda Mevorach, Alan & Gloria Stroga, Michael Zients & Derek Larson, Tony & Sally Zunino.
ALANNA HEISS, OUR GUEST SPEAKER
Alanna Heiss, Director of the Clocktower Gallery and its radio station ARTonAIR.org, is a leader of the early 1970's alternative spaces movement in New York City. She founded the legendary Clocktower Gallery in 1972, founded P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in 1976, and was its Director until 2008. Heiss is renowned for her ability to transform abandoned spaces into pioneering art centers. She has organized over 800 exhibitions at P.S.1 and in art spaces around the world, and in 2003 founded Art Radio WPS1.org, the Internet radio station of P.S.1 and first ever all-art museum station. Heiss was Commissioner of the 1985 Paris Biennial, and Commissioner of the 1986 American Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. In 2008, she curated Arctic Hysteria, a show of Finnish art which has since traveled to Spain, Hungary and Russia, among other cities. In 2010, she organized the first visual arts show of James Franco and was author of the exhibition catalogue (Rizzoli). Heiss is the recipient of the Mayor's Award for Contributions to the Artistic Viability of New York City, France's Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in the Légion d'Honneur, the Royal Swedish Order of the Polar Star, the Skowhegan Award for outstanding work in the arts, the CCS Bard Award for Curatorial Excellence, the Bomb Award, an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute, and an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Among her numerous publications are catalogues of the work of Janet Cardiff, Alex Katz, Dennis Oppenheim, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Katharina Sieverding, and John Wesley.