Time: July 18, 2011 from 6pm to 11pm
Location: The Greenpoint Gallery
Street: 390 McGuinness Blvd
City/Town: Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Website or Map: http://www.thegreenpointgalle…
Event Type: art, exhibition/benefit
Organized By: Erica Harney
Latest Activity: Jul 5, 2011
Killian Mansfield was one of my promising young art students at the New York State Summer School of the Arts/Visual Arts in 2007. In 2009 he lost his five year battle against synovial sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, at the age of 16. This exhibition, in honor of his eighteenth birthday, will be a commemoration of Killian’s life and legacy, The Killian Mansfield Foundation.
The Foundation’s mission is “to empower children with cancer and other serious illnesses through integrative health care dedicated to treating the whole child- mind, body and spirit.”
This one-night-only exhibition will consume the entire top floor of The Greenpoint Gallery with approximately 250 of my drawings and paintings of various sizes and prices, to cater to the widest possible audience.
Killian was an inspiration: one of those truly spirited, creative souls, possessing of a purely optimistic attitude and appreciation of life that most of us take for granted. Throughout the duration of his illness, Killian touched everyone who knew him with his genuinely warm heart, his witty humor, his creative pursuits (as an artist and as a master of the ukulele) and a sincere passion for living. He was the embodiment of sunshine. It is to this memory that I dedicate my work in this exhibition.