is an artist-initiated eight-hour performance event and fundraiser,
featuring interviews, musical acts, animal talents, comedy, audience
participation, and much more.
Hosted by artist Ronnie Bass, who
developed the event with Art21 featured artist Tommy Hartung and
independent curator Miriam Katz, the Art21 Telethon is both a durational performance modeled after marathon television broadcasts, as well as an actual fundraiser where attendees and online viewers can both phone in or contribute online to support Art21.
Debo Eilers and Georgia Sagri
Interviews with New York Close Up Artists:
Dirty Mirrors (Jennifer Coates, David Humphrey, Jon Kessler, John Miller, Aura Rosenberg, & Dan Walworth)
Plus special, surprise guests!
Help kick off the fundraiser now by donating online at Art21.org--you'll be thanked on air at the telethon!
Guests are encouraged to drop by the event at any time during the
Telethon; there is a $5 suggested donation at the door. No RSVP
necessary, but space is limited.
Proceeds from the event will
support the production of Art21's documentary film series, multimedia
and internet-based education resources, film archive, and public
is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible
and high-level donations will receive Art21-themed gifts and public
is made possible with generous donations from Lisa Cooley, Algus
Greenspon, Mae Mae Cafe (Great Performances), On Stellar Rays, Ramiken
Crucible, and Sikkema Jenkins & Co. New York Close Up is
supported, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
in partnership with the City Council, Toby Devan Lewis, the Dedalus
Foundation, Inc., and the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc. Additional
support provided by The 1896 Studios & Stages.
Art21 is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization; all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Donations to Art21 support the production of Art21's PBS series, multimedia and internet-based education resources, film archive, and public programs.