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Online Art Show to Benefit NYC Salt

Now through September 7, 2020, BAM Art Advisory presents HomeMADE, an online group exhibition of the work created by 12 artists and photographers.

Works will include powerful pieces inspired by the challenges of COVID-19. Les Rogers created a series of small 8” x 10” paintings when painting alongside his small children, while his wife worked on the front lines of the health crisis. Whereas Dora Somosi turned her lens on what was around her; her daughters and the wintery nature of upstate NY, Jean Wolff looked inward to create small works on paper with just basic art supplies, such as pen and ink, while quarantining in her NYC apartment.

Participating artists include Alyse Rosner, Bethany Czarnecki, Dora Somosi, Elena Lyakir, Elizabeth Gilfilen, Frances Ashforth, Jean Wolff, Ky Anderson, Les Rogers, Matt Philips, Scott Frances, and our very own Art Zealous staff writer, Michael Wolf.

Michael told us, “I love art for a cause, especially causes that related to social justice initiatives. I especially admire the work that NYC Salt does with underserved young people by engaging them with photography, college preparatory workshops, and professional exposure. I have worked with young people for many years, and I have found that art allows young people to explore and express a part of themselves that other educational opportunities do not. Young people see the world in a way that adults sometimes overlook. NYC Salt helps students develop and share their view of the world.”

With increased poverty, illness, and racial injustice, the artists and BAM Art Advisory chose to donate 50% of the proceeds to NYC Salt, a charity that provides photography programs as well as college application and career mentoring support to NYC teens from underserved areas. NYC Salt, originally founded in 2008 in Washington Heights as an after-school program by Alicia Hansen, has grown into a program that gives teens from difficult backgrounds a chance at a very different life path through mentoring and encouraging them to document their own communities and lives.

You can view the show on Artsy or on the BAM Art.

top image // Michael Wolf, Palladian Dream, 2020