Reconstruir: Supporting rebuilding efforts in Mexico
Over $13,000 raised so far! Thank you for the generous support!
Art + Food + Mezcal + Music | The Cooper Union School of Art | 41 Cooper Gallery | Saturday, November 4th | 6-10pm
$200 = One artwork + poster + entrance | $25 = Poster + entrance
On September 7th, a magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck the southern part of Mexico; twelve days later another earthquake, magnitude 7.1, shook Mexico City and its surroundings. These two powerful earthquakes killed hundreds, toppled buildings and destroyed communities.
We want to help reconstruction efforts by raising $20,000 through this event and fundraiser. All proceeds will be donated to Mexican communities severely impacted by these earthquakes.
We’ve collected over a hundred works of art generously donated by an amazing group of artists (see list below). Works will be displayed at 41 Cooper Gallery. Please join us with a donation $25(USD) to a night of Art, Mezcal, Tamales and Music and receive a letterpress printed poster. For every donation of $200(USD) supporters will receive one work of art as a thank you.
Donated artworks and contributors of $200 will be paired at 8 pm the night of November 4th at 41 Cooper Gallery (If you are not able to attend the event we will make arrangements to be sure you receive the artwork that was paired with your name). Drinks at the event will be generously provided by Bruxo Mezcal and Transmitter Brewing, food by INSA Korean BBQ & Karaoke.
Music provided by special guest The Josh Craig.
We are working with Mexican artist Omar Barquet who is conducting relief and rebuilding efforts in the community of El Jicarero, in the state of Morelos through the collective Los Carpintruenos; artist Maria Thereza Alves, who is working with the Museo Comunitario del Valle de Xico which under the direction of Genaro Amaro Altamirano, has been helping to deliver food and medicine to affected populations in Valle de Chalco; as well as artist Cristian Pineda Flores working with Centro Cultural Bacaanda located in Juchitan,Oaxaca.
Artworks contributed by: Constanza Alarcón Tennen, Kim Altomare, Selva Aparicio, Doug Ashford, Camille Atley, Firelei Baez, Felipe Baeza, Omar Barquet, Ana Benaroya, Julia Bland, Daniel Boccato, Keiran Brennan Hinton, Jacob Broussard, Jordan Casteel, Cristobal Cea, Lea Cetera, Cecile Chong, Lauren Chun, Drea Colfield, Gaby Collins-Fernandez, Mauricio Cortes, Dionisio Cortes, Dionisio Cortes Ortega, Claudia Cortinez, Corydon Cowansage, Vladimir Cybil Charlier, Gabrielle D’Angelo, Edi Dai, Kenturah Davis, Aurora De Armendi, Maria De Los Angeles, Marie de Testa, Jessica Dickinson, Teto Elsiddique, Florencia Escudero, Sarah Faux, Marcela Flórido, Frances Gallardo, Hope Gangloff, Mariana Garibay Raeke, Laura Genes, Kayla Gibbons, Daniel Ginsburg, Glenn Goldberg, Manuela Gonzalez, Christina Graham, Alteronce Gumby, Heidi Hahn, Josephine Halvorson, Marc Handelman, Josephine Heilpern, Phoebe Helander, Pablo Helguera, Camille Hoffman, David Humphrey, Endy Hupperich, James Hyde, Alex Jackson, Tomashi Jackson, Daniela Jacobs, Haley Josephs, Clare Kambhu, Tommy Kha, Byron Kim, Jenny Kim, Cindy Kim, Matt Kleberg, Jesse Kreuzer, Doron Langberg, Wes Larios, Wyatt Lasky, Rejin Leys, Marie Lorenz, Eric Mack, Jill Magid, Lyndsey Marko, Leslie Martinez, Carlos Martinez, Simone Meltesen, Jennifer Meridian, Sam Messer, Amaryllis Moleski, Nuria Montiel, Alva Mooses, Moris, Sophy Naess, Mateo Nava, Tiffany Navarro, Rebecca Ness, Tammy Nguyen, Sarah Nicholls, Kent O'Connor, Iliana Ortega, Leticia Ortega, Ernesto Ortiz Leya, Laimah Osman, Amy Pryor, Estefania Puerta, Andrea Reynosa, Joe Riley, David Rios Ferreira, Halsey Rodman, Julia Rooney, Kate Ruggeri, Ilana Savdie, Lauren Seiden, Audrey Snyder, Victoria Sobel, Emmanuela Soria Ruiz, Nicholas Steindorf, Odessa Straub, Maya Strauss, Martyna Szczesna, John Szlasa, Karen Tepaz, Emmy Thelander, Torey Thornton, Martha Tuttle, Juana Valdes, Conrad Volle, Pedro Wainer, Theres Wegmann, Blair Whiteford, Tim Wilson and Caroline Woolard.
This event is organized by Alumni of The Cooper Union School of Art: Alva Mooses, Mauricio Cortes & Felipe Baeza in collaboration with Mexican Cultural Institute in NY, Bruxo Mezcal and Insa BBQ & Karaoke.
Special thanks to: The Cooper Union School of Art for providing the space, MCINY, Bruxo Mezcal, Transmitter Brewing, Adriana Farmiga, Emmy Mikelson, Mariana Garibay Raeke, Joe Riley, Gina X. Moreno-Valle, Gaby Collins-Fernandez, Georgia Wall, Jay Choi,Marcela Flórido, Aurora De Armendi, Sonja Gandert, Latinx Spaces, The Brooklyn Rail, Nathlie Provosty and to all the artists that answered our call and gave us work and all of you willing to donate to make this possible.
Please contact us if you have questions or would like to help this cause in any other way.
Photos Courtesy of Los Carpintruenos in El Jicarero, Morelos, Mexico.
Poster design by Gina X. Moreno-Valle, letterpress printed by Joe Riley at The Cooper Union.
Drinks generously provided by Transmitter Brewing & Bruxo Mezcal.