Update and photos from the I.event of Art for Aleppo, Catalyst Gallery, Coldspring, NY, USA, 2017

I am happy that I could help and donate artworks for Aleppo! Congratulations for all artists and participants who supported this great event.

  "What a fantastic night at Catalyst Gallery for the Art For Aleppo fundraiser. Thanks to Mr. Sniffen and Mr. Dudar of Haldane and Loretta Oleck, our speakers tonight. More than half the cards sold tonight. We are close to our goal. Come by Sunday 12-6. Make your donation to Save The Children Syria and claim your original artist made one of a kind postcard art. Thank you to all of the artists who generously donated their art post cards and to all those supporting our project. Proceeds go to Save The Children and are tax deductible."

Carla Goldberg

"From the organizers of the Art for Aleppo fundraiser this past weekend: 72 cards sold. The show came down but will be at GAGA art center in West Haverstraw May 20th and 21st in case you missed it! Also cards are still for sale on line at artforaleppo.org and of course you can do a straightforward donation still from our website which will take you to our page on SaveTheChildren site. We have exceeded our goal of $3000!"

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On Sat 4/22 at 5pm, a discussion with Loretta Olek and Simon Dudar on Human Rights, to be held before the Art for Aleppo fundraiser show that night in the back space at Catalyst: Loretta Oleck volunteered on a Syrian refugee camp in Ritsona, Greece, working primarily with children. She lives in Ossining where she is a psychotherapist in private practice, as well as a poet with extensive work published in reviews and journals. A book of her poems, Songs from the Black Hole, was published in 2016, and she was the recipient of a 2016 nomination for a Pushcart Poetry Prize. More recently, Loretta Oleck completed writing a poetry collection inspired by her experience at the refugee camp, and she hopes it will be published in the near future, bringing more awareness to the ongoing Humanitarian Crisis. She is also a co-owner of Muddy Water Coffee & Café in Tarrytown, NY.

Simon Dudar is the Discover, Create, and Innovate teacher at Haldane Central School in Cold Spring, NY. Simon graduated from The State University of New York (SUNY) at Oneonta with a Bachelor's in Childhood Education and received his Master's in Environmental Science from SUNY New Paltz. He taught 3rd and 4th grade at Haldane Elementary School for 8 years before moving into his new position as an Innovation Teacher/Instructional PBL Coach. Currently, Simon teaches classes ranging from elementary to high school--he uses problem- and project-based learning based on solving authentic real world situations, and focuses on how to collaborate in groups effectively.

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The 2 contribution of Krisztina Asztalos:

Stop wars, acrylic on paper, 148x105 cm - SOLD