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Love Games – PPNYC art show and fundraiser
February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm| 17-30
We are using February, the month of love, to raise money in support of Planned Parenthood of New York City. If Congress follows through on its defunding plan, this orginanization may no longer be able to provide the essential reproductive health care services that so many vulnerable New Yorkers need. Please join us for an evening celebrating love in our community. All of the funds raised will go directly to Planned Parenthood NYC.
INTERACTIVE LOVE GAMES
designed by artist Natalya Nyn, of Toy Syndrome, whose creations have been worn by Lena Dunham, Tavi Gevinson, and Kate Nash
Claire Christerson, a multi-media artist working with film, performance, costumes, colors, and stories. Her “adult cartoons” have been featured in VICE, Dazed Digital, I-D Magazine, The Creators Project and Interview magazine among other publications.
Jessica Yatrofsky, a photographer and filmmaker, author of I Heart Boy and I Heart Girl photography monographs. Her work explore body politics, beauty, and gender. Jessica’s photographic work is part of the permanent collection with the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art.
Lissa Rivera, a photographer whose work explores the evolution of identity in relationship to photographic technologies has been featured in several publications, including 25 Under 25 Up-and-Coming American Photographers (PowerHouse Books) and was chosen as a “Woman to Watch” for the biennial exhibition at the National Museum of Women in Arts.
Marie Tomanova, a photographer whose work focuses on the nature of identity, gender, displacement, and sexuality. Tomanova`s work was featured in W Magazine, i-D, VICE, Milk, Amuse, Interview Magazine, Nylon, BULLET, Artalk, among other publications.
C. G. Esperanza, an illustrator and children’s book author. Esperanza`s latest book, Red, Yellow, Blue (and a Dash of White Too!) was praised by the Huffington Post as one of the best concept books of 2015 and by BuzzFeed as one of the most “beautifully illustrated books”
Grace Miceli of Art Baby Girl, an artist, and curator whose work references pop culture through tongue-in-cheek illustrations about anxiety, the apathy of modern life, and internet culture. Miceli is the mastermind behind Girls at Night on the Internet (with the likes of Tavi Gevinson and Petra Collins).
Matt Starr, a new media artist and conceptual comedian whose photography and poems document the absurd and painfully relatable struggles many Americans experience on a daily basis: overeating, drugs, STDs, being ghosted by a crush, bipolar disorders. Starr`s work has been featured in the FADER, Rolling Stone, BuzzFeed, Mashable among other publications.
Limited Assigned Seating so buy tickets in advance! Online ticket sales end on 02/07. Tickets will be sold at the door for an extra fee.
$25 Early Bird
$30 Regular/Price at the Door
$60 includes “love basket” a curated bag of goods.
$100 includes “love basket” and raffle ticket.
Good vibes redeemable immediately if you’d like to make a donation.
Love Games Gang & Planned Parenthood of New York City
Planned Parenthood of New York City opened its doors in Brownsville, Brooklyn back in 1916. The organization serves all New Yorkers, regardless of their age, gender, immigration status, or ability to pay. In 2015 alone, over 53,000 patients visited a PPNYC. 61% of these patients were low-income who received discounted or free services, 71% were under the age of 30, the vast majority were women.
Today, the future of Planned Parenthood is uncertain in many ways. President-elect Donald Trump and the GOP members of Congress have pledged to cut the organization’s government funding (which makes for more than 40% of the total funding) and implement laws that restrict access to reproductive health care.