Annual Benefit 2016
(Honorees: Virginia Zabriskie, Eleanor Flomenhaft, Nada Anid, Cheryl Wills)
Please join us to celebrate CITYarts’ 48th Anniversary Gala: “Making a Difference Through the Arts” and become a member of our Leadership Circle. This year’s event will be held on May 17, 2016 at the Windows on the Hudson New York City ALLIANZ Building, 1633 Broadway. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception and auction, and conclude with our awards presentation and buffet dinner. This year, we are proud to honor four exceptional women who are truly making a difference through the arts and education:
Virginia Zabriskie, Gallerist, Zabriskie Gallery
Ms. Zabriskie founded her first gallery, the Zabriskie Gallery, in 1954 in New York, and also opened a pioneering photography gallery in Paris 20 years later. She has organized over 800 remarkable exhibitions during her career, and is a role model to women who are working to continue to enrich the art world.
Eleanor Flomenhaft, Gallerist, Flomenhaft Gallery
For over 50 years, Ms. Flomenhaft has continued to reinvent herself through the arts. She has been active as a museum director, curator, writer, and founder of her own gallery in 2004. She has curated over 30 museum shows, and received the U.S. Presidential Award for contribution to the arts.
Nada Anid, Dean of NYIT School of Engineering and Computing Sciences
The first female dean of New York Institute of Technology’s School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, Nada Anid has been a superb collaborator with CITYarts and its projects.
Cheryl Wills, Author/Anchor, NY1 News
Cheryl Wills is an award-winning news reporter and an accomplished author. She has been on the NY1 team since 1992 and became one of the station’s first producers. Her newly published book, “The Emancipation of Grandpa Sandy Wills,” tells the inspiring story of her great grandfather overcoming the social strife set against African Americans in the 19th and 20th centuries.