Art lovers and philanthropic fall enthusiasts, clear your Thursday evening schedule. The Art Therapy Outreach Center (ATOC), which originated from a veterans support group in MPS Art Therapy at SVA, is hosting “An Autumn Affair” on October 30 at the Carriage House Center for the Arts in Manhattan. Curated by director of Elisa Contemporary Art, Lisa Cooper, this installment of the annual benefit and exhibition features 50 artworks by ATOC clients, including works by two veterans groups: ATOC’s Photo Art Therapy Men’s Group and an all-women veterans group. Artwork by 9/11 survivors will also be on view, as well as a digital exhibition of work by male survivors of sexual trauma, at-risk youth, children in foster care and court involved youth.
Tickets include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and the chance to participate in a silent auction and a raffle with prizes including a behind the scenes tour of the New York Stock Exchange, a limited edition signed print by SVA Acting Chairman Milton Glaser, and more. The exhibition runs through November 4 and is on view by appointment.
In partnership with SVA, the Art Therapy Outreach Center offers free art therapy to underserved populations who have experienced trauma. All proceeds from “An Autumn Affair” will help ATOC fund art therapy groups for more than 475 clients. For more information, visit atocny.org or call 212.592.2755.
Image: Remembrance, courtesy of the Art Therapy Outreach Center.