Art Lottery & Benefit Party: w. Prince Rama, Ben Vida, Joseph Keckler

Wed 20 Feb, 2013, 7pm

($250 - Art Lottery Ticket)
Three-Legged Dog: 80 Greenwich Street (at Rector Street), NYC

A benefit Art Lottery and party on February 20th for ISSUE Project Room features 75 artworks in all media, donated by leading figures in the New York art world. Each Art Lottery-ticket holder will take home the artwork of his or her choice, with the order of selection determined in a lottery MC'd by performance artist and raconteur Joseph Keckler. Images of artworks, together with brief biographical notes on the donors, are now available below.

Supporter level tickets include catering by the fabulous Lucullan Foods, and an exclusive performance by 2013 Artist-in-Residence Ben Vida.

At 9pm, the party begins-- support ISSUE’s continued presentation of innovative artists with a performance by psychedelic sisters Prince Rama, DJ sets by Marie Karlberg and Jamie Krasner, and custom complimentary drinks designed by David Wondrich, the world's foremost expert on the history of the American cocktail.

Art Lottery tickets are limited to 75 and include one work of art. Supporter level tickets include food, cocktails, and musical performances. After Hours tickets gain entry at 9pm for performances by Prince Rama and DJ's.

Chelsea Light Moving is a band started by polymath Thurston Moore, best known as a member of Sonic Youth, to play neo-no mantra psyche pummel for free-heads and sweet-minds. Thurston plays electric and 12 string acoustic guitar damage, Samara Lubelski destroys violin and bass notes, Keith Wood rips holes in every guitar, and John Moloney is a beast on skin thump.

Joseph Keckler is a Brooklyn-based musician, writer, raconteur, and performance artist known both for his musical output as well as for creating narrative monologues and collage-like performance and video works, often musical, that involve transformation through multiple characters. His performance pieces and concerts have been presented by The New Museum, SXSW Music, Joe's Pub, La MaMa ETC, Amsterdam's Bellevue Theatre, and other venues. Joseph has received residencies from MacDowell and Yaddo and a 2012 NYFA Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Work.