The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
and the 2017 Pet Calendar Committee
cordially invite you to be a part of the
2017 PET CALENDAR
Your page purchase directly contributes to the ongoing work of ARF
Pages start at $300
Please send us a favorite photo of your pet OR choose to sponsor one of ARF’s adoptable pets for inclusion in the calendar.
Or to reserve your page by phone contact Jean Schiavoni at 631-537-0400 ext. 219. All reservations accepted.
About the Cover Artist:
ROSS BLECKNER was born in New York City and raised in Hewlett, New York. He received a Bachelor of Arts from New York University in 1971, a Master of Fine Arts from Cal Arts in 1973, and has taught at many of the nation’s most prestigious universities. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum had a major retrospective of his works in 1995, summarizing two decades of solo shows at internationally acclaimed exhibition venues such as SFMoMA, Contemporary Arts Museum, Stockholm Moderna Museet, and the Carnegie Museum of Art. Works by Mr. Bleckner are in prominent public collections throughout the world, including MoMA, MoCA, Astrup Fearnley, Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Not only has Mr. Bleckner had a profound impact of shaping the New York art world, but also, through his philanthropy, he has enabled many community organizations to carry on their vital work. For ten years Mr. Bleckner served as president of the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA), a nonprofit community-based AIDS research and treatment education center. More recently, he worked with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Northern Uganda to help rehabilitate and raise money for ex-child soldiers. In May 2009 he was awarded the title of Goodwill Ambassador by the United Nations. Mr. Bleckner lives in New York City. For the last 20 years, his art has been largely an investigation of change, loss, and memory, often addressing the subject of AIDS. Mr. Bleckner uses symbolic imagery rather than direct representation, and his work is visually elusive, with forms that constantly change focus.