[the art project] – a one-day-only gallery event – is pleased to welcome the cast members of the Broadway limited engagement – Freestyle Love Supreme – Andrew Bancroft, Anessa Folds, Ashley Perez Flanagan and Kalia Mullady are set to perform a special presentation at the pop-up art installation taking place in Tribeca at Town Stages (221 West Broadway) on September 8, 2019.Presented by the non-profit organization founded by Stephanie Klemons (Associate Choreographer of the Broadway musical Hamilton) – Katie’s Art Project – will hold two gallery showings at 3pm and 7pm. Between showings, Katie’s Art Project will host a VIP Reception, starting at 6pm, where VIP ticket holders will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with the FLS group and other special guests. Tickets on sale now.
As previously announced, [the art project] will feature KAP’s latest single – “Stronger Now” – written and performed by Ari Afsar, along with the works of NY Times Best Selling Photographer, Jordan Matter, dance troupe – Think Tank NYC and interior design artist Jaime Verizan of Broadway Botanist, among others.
A silent auction with exclusive offerings is also among the event highlights.
“Katie’s Art Project is an organization that I created to honor the memory of my best friend, Katie Andryca. Before her passing, Katie was able to leave behind pieces of art that she created throughout her battle with cancer. Through the years we have treasured hearing her voice through those works. Today, my heart is warmed by the generosity of my NYC artist friends and family who have joined me on the journey to create art with other young people facing life-threatening illness. [the art project] single-handedly funds almost an entire year of programming. We are thrilled to bring this one-of-a-kind event back to the incredible Town Stages.” – Stephanie Klemons
For tickets and additional information, please visit: www.katiesartproject.org
Space for this event was sponsored in part by Sokoloff Arts.
Katie’s Art Project is a non-profit organization that works to connect children facing life-threatening illnesses with emerging and established artists through collaborative programs to create a lasting legacy through art. Founded in 2010 by Stephanie Klemons to honor the memory of her friend Katie who passed away at age 19, Katie’s Art Project brings arts programming directly to children facing chronic illnesses in their own environment. The goal is to build a long-term relationship that creates legacies and friendships; while building a motivation to endure the difficult treatments. Learn more atwww.katiesartproject.org.
Stephanie Klemons is the Associate Choreographer and Global Dance Supervisor of Broadway’s Hamilton. She’s a choreographer and performer who has been seen on Broadway in Hamilton, In The Heights, Bring it On, and If/Then. Regionally she’splayedVanessa in PCLO’s In The Heights, and choreographed Rock of Ages at Drury Lane & PCLO. Most recently, Stephanie added direction to her resume when she directed and choreographer In the Heights at The Kennedy Center, to critical acclaim. Select commercial choreography credits include: NFL Super Bowl LII Commercial, Sesame Street, Victoria Secret, Vogue. In addition to casting and maintaining the many companies ofHamilton around the world, this year Stephanie also directed and choreographed the world premier of This is Sadie for New York City Children’s Theater. She is theFounder of Katie’s Art Project. Learn more about Stephanie at www.stephanieklemons.com.
Jordan Matter is an internationally recognized dance photographer with two New York Times best-selling books, including “Dancers Among Us. From a YouTube channel with 2.5 Million subscribers, and an active audience of over 20 Million unique viewers. His content is family friendly, often addressing themes of empowerment, anti-bullying, cancer recovery and overcoming disabilities. Jordan has partnered with hospitals and non-profit organizations to create inspiring, and works with world-class dancers, acrobats and influencers: both kid stars and adult professionals.
Town Stages is a female-driven, state-of-the-art, cultural arts institution and event space that supports the entire lifecycle of New York’s hallmark industries. With a stunning 10,000 square foot storefront facility, TOWN provides world-class cultural experiences and opportunities for all: from civic to corporate, tech to theater. With a Mainstage, a Cabaret Lounge, and a multi-use event space with a capacity of 299, Town Stages offers much-needed space and production resources for businesses, arts organizations, and families. TOWN boasts ticketed performances and curated community programing, from performance art to dance to theatre, and is also available for fashion shows, film shoots, weddings, and beyond. TOWN is also home to a Fellowship Program for artists, entrepreneurs, writers, content creators, movers, shakers, and makers of all kinds. In partnership with Sokoloff Arts (501c3), the program is part residency, part incubator, and part home base, and offers the ultimate creative freedom to grow by providing shared spaces, rehearsal/performance/event subsidies, and an opportunity to be a part of a shared creative community, working together under one roof. To learn more, visit www.townstages.com.
Sokoloff Arts (501c3) is an emerging cultural institution providing inspired space, perspective, and opportunity for cutting edge events in all sectors of The Arts, Corporate, Civic, and Cultural life in New York City. Led by a team of women from diverse backgrounds and artistic expressions, Sokoloff Arts works to provide viable and safe space to congregate, strives to promote cross-cultural community engagement, and blends the arts and business to create sustainable solutions to social and financial inequalities. The organization assists young creators with not only space, but resource generation, production, and community. To address the overwhelming demand for hi-tech, flexible, and affordable performance and event space in New York City, Sokoloff Arts has built Town Stages. To learn more, visit www.sokoloffarts.org.
Learn more about Katie’s Art Project: katiesartproject.org