CAPTURE the CANVAS brings together artists from the Hudson Valley with collectors and donors to support the Maya Gold Foundation. The CAPTURE the CANVAS fundraiser is a unique way to support the work of the Maya Gold Foundation. The proceeds provide essential funding for teen programs in the Hudson Valley and for educating youth in Nepal.
WHY: The mission of the Maya Gold Foundation is to empower youth to access their inner wisdom and realize their dreams. In our first year of operation, we have funded programs affecting young people near and far. Our work continues to expand, and CAPTURE the CANVAS is a new fundraising effort. All donations will go towards programs for young people in the Hudson Valley and in Nepal.
WHAT: There is no other fundraiser quite like this one! The event revolves around a raffle for artwork provided by Hudson Valley artists. One hundred pieces of art will be available for raffle. Enough artwork is on hand so that the holder of each raffle ticket is guaranteed to leave with one piece. Enjoy refreshments and live music presented by local musicians, as well as appetizers, all while you mingle and explore the artwork. Tickets are drawn at random during the evening, with the raffle holder selecting their choice of artwork (i.e., as tickets are drawn, artwork is selected by guests). The result is a fun way to place artwork into homes, connect with the Hudson Valley art community, and support the Maya Gold Foundation.
WHEN: Saturday, September 16, 2017. The gallery opens for wine and appetizers at 7:00 PM. Tickets will be drawn beginning at 8:00 PM.
WHERE: DM Weil Gallery, 208 Bruynswick Road, New Paltz, NY 12561
DIRECTIONS: Click here for directions.
TICKETS: Tickets are available at http://mgfctc.bpt.me/. Your donation of $100 will provide you with one ticket. Each ticket holder will receive one piece of artwork. Couples may receive a special package rate of $150 for two entries and one piece of
Hope on the Golden Gate Bridge: A Community Event
Tuesday, April 4 at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
SUNY New Paltz Campus, Lecture Center 100
Sergeant Kevin Briggs patrolled the Golden Gate Bridge for decades. Sergeant Briggs raises awareness about mental health and wellness, crisis management, and suicide prevention. He delivers his message by sharing his personal story and experiences, as well as tools he developed to assist with crises that can be used by anyone. His talk seeks to reduce the stigma related to mental illness. You will leave feeling inspired and encouraged!
All are welcome! This event is open to the entire Ulster County Community. Teens and college students, you are most welcome! Parents, educators, mental health workers, please join us! Spread the word.
Many agencies and resources throughout the Ulster County community will have tables. They will be available to share information. Please be prepared to network before and after the event.
We are excited, as this event is a partnership between the Maya Gold Foundation, ASAP (Association of Suicide Awareness and Prevention), which is a club formed of SUNY students, the SUNY New Paltz Student Association, the Ulster County Police Chiefs Association and the Office of Mike Hein, the Ulster County Executive. We are also happy to partner with friends and colleagues from the Ulster County Department of Health, Department of Mental Health.
Mykee Fowlin: You Don’t Know Me Until You Know Me
Thursday, November 17, 2016, 7:00 PM at the Rosendale Theatre
This event is co-sponsored by Wild Earth
In his one-man performance piece, ‘You Don’t Know Me Until You Know Me’, Dr. Mykee Fowlin takes the audience on an experiential journey, having them reexamine core values that were taught to us from as early on as first grade. He uses many of his gifts, including humor, performance art, poetry, storytelling, psychology, theatrical monologues, and stories of his own personal journey, to create a moving experience for all who are open to this evolution. We encourage middle school students to attend with an adult. Following the performance Dr. Fowlin will lead a question and answer session for all attendees.
Creating More Compassionate Schools and Communities Through Emotional Intelligence
Thursday, October 27, 2016, 7:00 PM, Coykendall Science Building, SUNY New Paltz
This event is co-sponsored by the Humanistic/Multicultural Education Program, SUNY New Paltz
Presented by Shauna Tominey and Kathryn Lee of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
In this workshop and discussion, teens and families will learn tools and strategies for managing the range of emotions we all have in order to help reduce stress, improve communication, and support one another in a way that helps us act and feel in a way that we feel good about. This interactive evening will include full group learning activities and breakout discussions. We will also emphasize emotions as a point of connection across, race, gender, and class difference.
Natalie Merchant and Friends:
A Benefit Concert for the Maya Gold Foundation
Saturday, October 22, 2016, 7:00 PM, at Studley Hall, SUNY New Paltz
Please join us for a concert featuring Natalie Merchant and a select group of invited musicians FEATURING:
Gail Ann Dorsey
We are delighted to share that several New Paltz teens will be singing with Natalie and the artists and reading some poetry selections.
All funds raised will go towards programs for youth in New Paltz and for children in Nepal.
Screenagers: What Do You Think?
Friday, September 23, 2016, 7:00 PM, at the New Paltz High School
This event is co-sponsored by the New Paltz Central School District and Wild Earth
Screenagers is a short film that looks into modern family life and depicts messy and humorous struggles over social media, video games, academics and culture. Through surprising insights from authors and scientists, solutions emerge on how we can empower ourselves to best navigate the digital world. This screening is intended to foster dialogue and discussion about one important issue facing all of us today. We especially encourage middle school youth to attend.
Following this 60 minute film, there will be a panel discussion and audience Q and A facilitated by Tamara Cooper, LMSW, Program Director, Family of Woodstock Hotline and Crisis Center.
The panel will include:
- Evan Fantozzi, College student and Youth Camp Counselor
- Maddy Fox, PhD, Assistant Professor Children and Youth Studies and Sociology at Brooklyn College
- Melanie Hill, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology at SUNY New Paltz
- Kellyann Kostyal Larrier, Executive Director of SAFE Homes of Orange County
- Carole Louise, Hudson Valley high school student
- Timothy Rodier, LCSW-R, Psychotherapist in private practice
- Live via Skype from Kathmandu, Nepal will be Sadie Green, Himalayan Children’s Charities (HCC) Director of Nepal Program Development, and a Nepali student representative from the Friends of HCC youth club
Loving Limits in a Digital Age
Presented by Kim John Payne
Presented by Wild Earth and the Mountain Laurel Waldorf School
May 12, 2016
Studley Theater at SUNY New Paltz, 6:30 PM
We all need guidance on how to balance the incredible advances in technology and communication with the high cost of having to be “always on” and often (dis)connected from each other. Kim is the bestselling author of Simplicity Parenting.
There will be an admission charge for this event. This is a Wild Earth and Mountain Laurel School event, and the Maya Gold Foundation, High Meadow School, Primrose Hill School, Acorn School, Mountain Top School, and The Center for Creative Education are all co-sponsors.
The concert is a fundraiser and kickoff for the Maya Gold Foundation. All proceeds from the concert will serve as seed money for the Foundation, to enable us to support and develop programs for teens in New Paltz and the surrounding areas, and to support young people in Nepal.
April 17, 2016
1:00 PM. Doors open at 12:30. Please allow ample time for parking and seating.
Studley Theater on the SUNY New Paltz campus
RABBI JONATHAN KLIGLER, Master of Ceremonies with Kim and Reggie Harris
BILL & LIVIA VANAVER AND THE VANAVER YOUTH DANCE COMPANY
with Alena Brocker, Amelia Verderosa, Evan Stover, Kaya Jordan, Keenan Cleary, Morgane Kuyl, Neve Parker, Noah Ballinger, Rhiannon Sloane, Robert Melikyan, Sophia Roberts, and Toby Stover
ELISE GOLD will speak about the Foundation’s work in the Hudson Valley
with Ben Carr, Ted Morcaldi, and Zane West
THE PAUL GREEN ROCK ACADEMY SHOWBAND AND SPECIAL GUEST SIMI STONE
with Eli Propper, Jack Weiss, Nick Casa, Olivia Casa, Raphael Gould-Schwartz,
Riley Brutvan, Stella McMahon, and Toni Weeks
MATHEW SWERDLOFF will speak about the Foundation’s work in Nepal
KIM AND REGGIE HARRIS
Team Kintsugi raised over $600 on behalf of Maya at the annual Walk Out of the Darkness Community Walk on October 25. The walk is to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and their work nationally.
Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer mixed with a precious metal, such as powdered gold, silver or platinum. The philosophy is that the breakage and repair are a part of the history of the vessel or object, and should be honored, rather than disguised. The name was chosen for this event and to honor Maya’s family.