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5-Year Anniversary Benefit

                                        No Longer Empty hosts inaugural benefit on Tuesday, March 31 in celebration of 5-Year Anniversary

New York, March 9, 2015 – The 5-Year Anniversary Benefit marks a major milestone for No Longer Empty (NLE) and follows on the heels of a National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America project grant and being named a winner of the Neighborhood Challenge Initiative, by the NYC Department of Small Business Services and New York City Economic Development Corporation, to revive the vacant Old Bronx Borough Courthouse. The 5-Year Anniversary Benefit will help sustain No Longer Empty’s mission and raise funds to support our work with artists and community partners. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit nolongerempty.org

NLE’s 5-Year Anniversary Benefit will honor Mel Chin, a social activist artist whose retrospective, Rematch, is currently on view at the New Orleans Museum of Art; Shelley Rubin and Deborah Fisher of A Blade of Grass, voted best arts organization of 2014 by Village Voice; and Nick Kozak, public school art teacher and artist whose practice connects art and social justice. The studio of artist and Advisory Board Member José Parlá will serve as the backdrop for this special evening, featuring a performance by the Master of Ceremonies, Pablo Helguera.

The 5-Year Anniversary Benefit festivities will include music, libations and a seasonal sensory food experience designed by Sunday Supper. An auction hosted by Paddle8 will feature works by:

Aziz + Cucher / John Ahearn / Grimanesa Amoros / Alexandre Arrechea / Xenobia Bailey / Paco Cao / Jennifer Dalton / Derek Fordjour / Scherezade Garcia / Ghost of a Dream / Erika Harrsch / Sofia Maldonado / Carlos Mare & Remi Rough / Olek / José Parlá / Cheryl Pope / Lina Puerta / Bruce Richards / Duke Riley / Freddy Rodríguez / Moses Ros-Suárez / Dread Scott / Seán Slemon / Dannielle Tegeder / Federico Uribe / William Villalongo / Marela Zacarias and more. Paddle8 is an auction house for the twenty-first century that presents online auctions of trusted inventory as well as benefit auctions in collaboration with leading museums and foundations, all hosted on an elegant platform that makes collecting swift and seamless. The auction previews March 11 with live bidding starting March 17 at paddle8.com.

Benefit Committee Members: Noreen K. Ahmad / Pamela Auchincloss / Franklin Boyd / Deborah Brown / Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery / Sarah Calderon / Jodie Dinapoli-Algarra / Ellen Donahue & Ronald Sosinski of The Proposition / Olivia Douglas and David DiDomenico / Julia Draganovic / Patricia Georgiou / Henry P. Godfrey / Eva and Yoel Haller / Eleanor Heartney / Naomi Hersson-Ringskog / Jack Shainman Gallery / Amy Kaufman / Barbara London / Victoria Lynford / Dara Metz / Julian Navarro / Ron Pizzuti / Asher Remy-Toledo / Alan Rosenbloom / Rivka Saker / James Sanders / Abigail Scheuer / Joyce Pomeroy Schwartz / Nancy Schwartz-Weinstock / Suzanne Slesin and Michael Steinberg / Manon and Ian Slome / Suzanne Song and Paul Yook / Karen Tompkins / Trahan Architects / Nari Ward / Cathy and Stephen Weinroth  / Dawanna Williams / Brett Zaccardi

Special thanks to our sponsors: Artimus / Brooklyn Brewery / Edison Properties / JP Morgan Chase & Co. / Lyft / (Malin+Goetz) / Sotheby's International Realty

 For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit nolongerempty.org

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact 5years@nolongerempty.org

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