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Thursday, April 26, 2012

An 8-Hour Performance & Fundraising Event @ Art21 Telethon

Art21 Telethon

An 8-Hour Performance & Fundraising Event
Sunday, May 6, 2012, 3-11 p.m.

ON-SITE: Algus Greenspon Gallery, 71 Morton Street, NYC
ONLINE: art21.org/telethon

MORE INFO: Press Release

Art21 Telethon 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:
Shana Moulton
Kalup Linzy
Lucas Blalock
Mika Tajima
Performances by:
Kate Berlant
Dirty Mirrors (Jennifer Coates, David Humphrey, Jon Kessler, John Miller, Aura Rosenberg, & Dan Walworth)
Mike Dobbins
Ryan McNamara
Maria Petschnig
Mariah Robertson
MC Squared

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 programs.

Art21 is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible and high-level donations will receive Art21-themed gifts and public recognition.

Art21 Telethon 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.

Want to do more?

Art21 videos, images, texts, and educational materials: Art21.org
Daily writings, features, and updates: Art21 Blog
The PBS television series: Art21 on PBS
Watch more Art21 videos: YouTube | ArtBabble | Vimeo | PBS Video | PBS Mobile
Stay informed and join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter

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.

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