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PHOTOS : 1st Annual NYCCDC “New Beginnings” Fundraiser


On Thursday, October 6th transFORM hosted the 1st Annual New York Covenant Development Corporations “New Beginnings” Fundraiser.

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“The NYCCDC was founded in 2006 as a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. NYCCDC’s mission is to care, build and empower the lives of the marginalized by breaking down systemic injustices in lower Westchester County and the Bronx. Since its beginning, NYCCDC has joined with businesses, schools, medical and social service providers, and community organizations to provide the poor with services to help meet their housing, emotional and nutritional needs.”

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Image Courtesy of Reece T. Williams

The event was specifically centered around “Isaiah’s Room”, a flagship program that has been serving New Rochelle’s homeless population since 2009.

 Image Courtesy of Reece T. Williams

Image Courtesy of Reece T. Williams

The program provides, on a weekly basis, hot meals, clothing, toiletries and advocacy to the homeless.  In 2015, volunteers and donors fully supported and funded over 8000 served meals. The NYCCDC has come to understand the needs of the homeless quite well. Their volunteers have accompanied their friends to court, assisted them with obtaining legal documents, taken them to domestic abuse centers, helped move them into permanent housing, and much more. The NYCCDC volunteers are in relationship with many of the truly homeless. They help “Isaiah’s Room” stand as a stable refuge for those in need.

 Image Courtesy of Reece T. Williams

Image Courtesy of Reece T. Williams

Guests explored the showroom while enjoying delicious refreshments prepared by the NYCCDC’s Chef Rahsaan White, live jazz and animal themed  artwork, which was on display for transFORM Gallery’s exhibit, “Rescue Me”.

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Image Courtesy of Reece T. Williams  

The viewers were virtually surrounded by color and image, an enveloping experience that blended well with transFORM’s custom cabinetry.

 Image Courtesy of Reece T. Williams

Image Courtesy of Reece T. Williams

It was great to see familiar faces, like New Rochelle’s Mayor Noam Bramson, and to meet many new ones like Rev. Dr. David Randolph Holder.

 Image Courtesy of Reece T. Williams

Image Courtesy of Reece T. Williams

“Rev. Dr. David Randolph Holder is a fourth generation pastor, raised in Laurelton Queens, New York. As part of the Evangelical Covenant Church, Dr. Holder founded New York Covenant Church (NYCC) on July 19, 1998 and has been the Senior Pastor since its inception.”

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Image Courtesy of Reece T. Williams

Board member, Abbe Udochi spoke briefly about her position within the New York Covenant Community.

 Image Courtesy of Reece T. Williams

Image Courtesy of Reece T. Williams

She specifically mentioned available sponsorship opportunities. Whether it be a donation to the Emergency Monetary Support fund or to the weekend meal services, there are plenty of ways to show support for “Isaiah’s Room”.

 Image Courtesy of Reece T. Williams

Image Courtesy of Reece T. Williams

Aside from transFORM, generous contributions to “Isaiah’s Room” were provided by Affinity Health Plan and Wykagyl Cleaners. In an extra effort to raise awareness, transFORM Gallery donated 10% of all artwork sales to “Isaiah’s Room”.

 Image Courtesy of Reece T. Williams

Image Courtesy of Reece T. Williams

This wonderful “New Beginnings” event raised over $14,000 to benefit “Isaiah’s Room”.

 Image Courtesy of Reece T. Williams

Image Courtesy of Reece T. Williams

transFORM was very excited to host their first event with the NYCCDC and to have the opportunity to meet so many great people within the local community.

 Image Courtesy of Reece T. Williams

Image Courtesy of Reece T. Williams

We look forward to working together on future events!

 Image Courtesy of Reece T. Williams

Image Courtesy of Reece T. Williams

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Jeff Schneider


Red Target

Red Target

Oil & Acrylic on Linen
48” x 36”

Hit or Miss

Hit or Miss

Oil & Acrylic on Linen
46” x 34”

Exercise One

Exercise One

Oil & Acrylic on Linen
46” x 34”

Three Riders

Three Riders

Oil & Acrylic on Linen
40” x 34”

Sundown

Sundown

Oil & Acrylic on Linen
48” x 36”

Four Lemons

Four Lemons

Oil & Acrylic on Linen
42” x 72”

Duel in the Sun

Duel in the Sun

Oil & Acrylic on Linen
46” x 72”

 

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Artist Jeff Schneider’s take on the West brings in overlapping themes of nature and persona that question both the nature and possibility of unity.

“I consider these paintings randomly narrative. They work by association, making unlikely connections between different types of images, languages and signs. It is my intention to leave the viewer puzzled as to where and how meaning lies between relationships. To question the nature and possibility of unity through representational and abstract concepts.”

Irish Times Art Critic, Aidan Dunne, commented, “Cowboys in saddles, smoking models, posed fruit and drapery are given room and strength to claim their own identity within a single canvas.  In Schneider’s paintings, independent fields of unlikely imagery pulsate.  Foreground and background vibrate off each other, switching roles.  Sophisticatedly staged, the artist utilizes color to create frictional, fictional, interchangeable relationships among the paintings components.  Schneider’s colors separate and engage elements of his paintings in active play for presence, dominance and the favor of the crowd’s eye”.