‘Silent Auction for Hope’ Features Artwork by NJCU’s Art Community

‘Silent Auction for Hope’ Features Artwork by NJCU’s Art Community

April 22 – May 5 in Gilligan Student Union Gallery

The Relay for Life Athletics Team will hold its first annual Silent Auction for Hope to benefit the American Cancer Society. Silent auction works will be exhibited Saturday, April 22 through Friday, May 5, in NJCU’s Michael Gilligan Student Union Art Gallery, 2039 Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City. 

An opening reception will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25. Bids may be placed during gallery hours, which are 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Bids will close on Friday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m. and winners will be contacted by e-mail. 

Among the artists whose works will be auctioned are: Alumni Olga Mercedes Bautista, Ted Connelly ‘95, Ricardo Fonseca MFA ‘16, Paul Gargiulo ‘87, Stephanie Herrera ‘11, Lou Tiscornia ‘73, Rob Quinones ‘00, and Sergio Villamizar ’07; NJCU students Angelica Safanova and Ron Wise; NJCU Professor Emeritus Ben Jones and artist/art teacher Monica Chavarria.

The artwork will be available online at http://svillamizar.wix.com/silent-auction beginning on Saturday, April 22.

For additional information about the silent auction, e-mail auction coordinator Sergio Villamizar at svillamizar@njcu.edu.

Relay for Life Event at John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center

All proceeds will go to assist in the efforts of the American Cancer Society (ACS) whose mission is to eliminate cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service. NJCU is working on a city-wide campaign in support of the ACS that will culminate in a Relay for Life event at the John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center, beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 28 and ending at noon on Saturday, April 29.

The Relay for Life movement unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Relay for Life events are community gatherings where teams and individuals camp out at a school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Individuals and teams raise funds and awareness to help the American Cancer Society save more lives from cancer.

For information about the Relay for Life or to sponsor an NJCU Relay Team, visit http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY16GW?pg=entry&fr_id=84002