New Jersey Stage

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

RED HORSE ART GALLERY TO HOLD FIRST ART AUCTION

(FREEHOLD, NJ ) -- The Red Horse Art Gallery, a gallery that features the artwork of artists with disabilities located in the Freehold Raceway Mall (Upper level next to Sears), will be holding its first art auction on Friday, May 20 from 6 to 8 PM. Local celebrity Lou Russo from 94.3 The Point will be the event’s auctioneer.

This auction will feature beautiful works of art by New Jersey artists with disabilities including abstract, realistic and fantasy pieces. A variety of mediums are represented such as photography, watercolor, acrylic, wood burning, oil and pen.

This limited seating auction is a collaboration between The Arc of Monmouth, LADACIN Network, VSA New Jersey, Monmouth County Arts Council and the Freehold Borough Arts Council. The Gallery promotes the skills, talents and dreams of individuals with disabilities.

The Gallery invites you to be a part of this inaugural event. Only 100 tickets will be sold at $10 each. As a guest you will have the exclusive privilege to bid on over 30 pieces of art and enjoy wine and cheese with other art enthusiasts. In addition, a beautiful watercolor painting will be awarded as a door prize.

The Red Horse Gallery is a program of The Arc of Monmouth and VSA New Jersey. The Arc of Monmouth is an organization that provides services to over 1,400 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The gallery, in collaboration with VSA New Jersey, offers exhibits and open house gatherings for artists with disabilities and believes that “creativity has no limitations.” Art classes are offered to individuals with disabilities through grants from the Monmouth County Arts Council and other funding sources. VSA New Jersey is a part of the international VSA arts network, an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for this event. For information about sponsorships or to purchase tickets, please call 732-866-0435 or go to www.arcofmonmouth.org.