Autism Speaks, NJ & Wentworth Galleries Fine Art for Autism Event this weekend
Reprinted from: Examiner.com
Autism Speaks, New Jersey, and Wentworth Galleries, announce the Fine Art for Autism Event, an event benefitting Autism Speaks, to be held Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 from 5-8 pm at Wentworth Gallery in Short Hills, New Jersey. In its ongoing commitment to philanthropy and to giving back to the communities in which they do business, Wentworth Galleries is proud to host this event in which a portion of the proceeds of all fine art in the gallery for the evening will benefit the extraordinary efforts of Autism Speaks New Jersey.
The exhibition and acquisition benefit will feature original artwork made from puzzle piece shapes and designed by different celebrities and world-renowned fine artists. Celebrity artists include Grace Slick, Michael Cartellone and Bernie Taupin in addition to superstar artists Michael Godard, Charles Fazzino, Alexandra Nechita, and Romero Britto.
The puzzle piece serves as a symbol for autism awareness because of the complexity of the disorder. Each guest artist begins with the same provided puzzle piece shape. What they do with it is completely up to the artists. Executive Director Heather Hays says, “We are excited to co present this event. This is such a wonderful way to raise awareness about autism and demonstrate the potential of individuals on the autism spectrum.”
Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Since its inception, Autism Speaks has committed more than $570 million to its mission, the majority in science and medical research. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit AutismSpeaks.org.
Wentworth Galleries is the leading fine art retailer in the United States as they features a wide selection of original artwork, limited editions and sculptures from the world’s most acclaimed artists. Wentworth defines selection by bringing some of the most collected and heralded artists worldwide and by traveling to the far reaches of the globe in order to introduce gallery patrons to new artists whose works are sold exclusively through Wentworth Gallery locations nationwide. Their website, http://www.wentworthgallery.com provides information on featured artists, upcoming exhibits, online orders and directions to the nearest Wentworth Gallery; or call 800-732-6140.