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Small Works for Big Change: Art Auction Benefiting the Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Posted Nov 30 2005 12:00am

Small Works for Big Change

Art Auction Benefiting the Work of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Orchard Street Gallery
139 Orchard Street, NYC @ Delancey St.

Opening with DJ spinning:
Saturday, December 3, 6-8pm

Sunday, December 4, 4-9pm

Pre-view and Silent Auction:

Live Auction:

This December the Sylvia Rivera Law Project will be auctioning off exciting works of art to raise funds to support the project's fight for gender self-determination.

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) provides free legal services to low-income transgender communities and transgender communities of color. They also educate the public about trans oppression and support community organizing work that fights for the rights of their community. SRLP has assisted over 350 clients facing violence and discrimination in prisons, juvenile justice facilities, shelters, educational institutions and at the hands of the police since its inception in 2003. SRLP trains judges, health professionals, and other community organizations on how to provide respectful and affirming services. The most pressing issue faced daily at SRLP is the vast amount community members who are unable to access the most basic of services to meet the most vital of needs (such as shelter, health care, and education) because of rampant discrimination and violence.

The art auction will be held at the Orchard Street Gallery at 139 Orchard Street on December 4, 2005. There will be a opening of the works from 6-8pm on December 3 with a featured DJ spinning. The main event on Sunday, December 4 will start at 4pm with a preview and silent auction of over 30 small works from a variety of artists including local artists, artwork by SRLP clients, and renowned artists. At 7pm a live auction of other works will commence. The live auction ends at 8pm and silent auction closes at 8:30pm, so don't miss out on the bidding action. Artist's work to be featured at this event include William Wegman, Patty Chang, Deborah Edmeades, Annie Sprinkle, Glenn Ligon, Andrea Geyer, Moyra Davey, Christy Gast, Hank O'Neal, Mo Cassanova, Zoe Bissell, Sam Gordon, Emily Riedman, Allen Frame, Valerie Shaff, Yvonne Rainer, Klara Hobza, Sara Saltzman, A.L. Steiner, Josh Faught, Leah DeVun, Emily Roysdon, Felicia Murray, Matt Keegan, Zackary Drucker, and more! The event will also include small crafts, artist books and limited edition silkscreen t-shirts for sale.  This is really amazing work for a great cause!

All proceeds will go towards supporting the work of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. For more information about the event or to make a donation to SRLP please contact Ryder Diaz at (212) 337-8550. To make a donation to SRLP please visit or send a check to 822 8th Ave., 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10001.

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