Join University Settlement, The Door and Broome Street Academy for a night of cocktails and mingling as we celebrate our shared mission and admire the artwork of University Settlement Board Member, Hale Gurland, whose photographs beautifully illustrate the power and strength of our people.
RSVP to Kaitlin McCafferty at email@example.com or 212-453-0257
About Hale Gurland
Hale Gurland is a multi-disciplined artist. His work in sculpture are monumental pieces that go from the figurative to the abstract. His paintings follow the works in sculpture and use heavy colors against bright to achieve his ideas. He has been photographing around the world for over forty years capturing diverse cultures, their daily lives, conflicts and religions.His work has been shown in Europe, Asia, India, South America and North America. Mr. Gurland lives and works in New York City.
About Heller Gallery
Since 1973 Heller Gallery has been recognized for playing a seminal role in promoting contemporary sculpture employing glass as its touch stone medium. For more than four decades Heller has exhibited the premier international artists who incorporate glass in their practice and has been a valuable resource for artists, museums, and collectors worldwide.Numerous artworks have entered prestigious public collections as a direct result of Heller Gallery's exhibitions and advocacy. New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art have acquired works from the gallery as have The Corning Museum of Glass, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and numerous museums abroad, including Victoria & Albert Museum, Musee des Arts Decoratifs de Louvre, and Hokkaido Museum, among others. In the past few years alone the gallery has placed works in a dozen museum collections. The artists who exhibit at Heller work in a broad range of styles and techniques and explore subject matter equally diverse. Some take on the material itself, testing its limits in monumental sculptures or exploring its fundamental qualities in works that play with the interactions of color, light, transparency and form. Others delve into emotion and myth or comment on art history and do so by casting figurative sculptures, painting on glass, or creating complex large scale installations. After a sequence of locations in Manhattan neighborhoods as diverse as upper Madison Avenue, Soho and the Meat Packing District, Heller Gallery joins the scores of galleries and arts organizations which have settled in the Chelsea Art District, the epicenter of the contemporary art world in New York City. The gallery is now located at 303 Tenth Avenue near the 28th Street entrance to the acclaimed High Line Park. Though over the years its address has changed, Heller Gallery remains a unique destination in New York City's vibrant art scene.
About Our Family of Organizations
University Settlement, The Door and Broome Street Academy are a uniquely affiliated family of organizations that assist more than 40,000 vulnerable New Yorkers every year to embrace their strengths, realize their potential and achieve a life of well being and prosperity.University Settlement is the nation's first settlement house, pioneering social justice programs for nearly 130 years that continue to shape New York City today. Whether it's helping families secure affordable housing; providing quality early childhood education for working parents; assisting seniors with activities to keep them vital and healthy; or anchoring communities with resources that truly reflect and respond to their needs, University Settlement assists individuals and families with compassion and effective support. Focused on serving young people between the ages of 12 and 21, The Door is New York City's premier youth development center. Truly one-of-a-kind, The Door is the only place in New York where a young person can access healthcare, legal services, job training, college prep, mental health counseling, nutritious meals, housing and crisis support, vibrant arts programming and more all under one roof, confidentially and for free. Broome Street Academy Charter High School is recognized by the City for its innovative approach to educating and supporting New York City's most vulnerable students – those with a history of homelessness or involvement in the child welfare system. Uniquely partnered with and co-located within The Door, Broome Street Academy's investment in effective wraparound supports prepares students for real success post-graduation. The three are joined together both legally and philosophically, working towards a common goal: to transform lives by connecting and empowering people, with compassion and dignity.
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