Those who follow the artist Wendy White on Twitter know that she is an impressively vocal advocate for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Now White, who is probably best known for her effervescent, neon-hued paintings, has gotten into the fundraising game, designing pro-Clinton T-shirts that will be on offer at a fundraiser in Brooklyn next Sunday, September 25, for $25. (That’s the adult price. Children’s T-shirts are a mere $5.)
“I’m supporting Hillary for so many reasons,” White said in an email. “She supports the issues I hold most dear. She was an amazing senator for New York. She never gives up. And she’s a goddamn genius who inspires me daily.” The shirts are being printed by Kayrock Screenprinting, an outfit run by artists Kristen Shiele and Karl LaRocca (who are at the NY Art Book Fair this weekend, where they are also selling the shirts).
About that fundraiser: organized by Laura Miller and titled Humboldt Street for Hillary: Dem Jam 2016, it runs 2 to 6 p.m. in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on Humboldt Street between Skillman and Jackson, a stone’s throw from the Graham Avenue L train. Tickets are $25. From Miller:
This charming D.I.Y. event will feature all kinds of homemade food, beverages and bake sale items, strolling fiddlers and ukelele players, beanbag games designed by artist David Sandlin, beautiful crafts by Renee Riccardo, Rhonda Wall, Robin Goldwasser and others…and a silent auction of works by many contemporary artists.
The list of artist who have contributed “small original works,” in Miller’s words, is impressive. It includes Richard Serra, Fred Tomaselli, Amy Sillman, Arlene Schechet, Sam Messer, and many more.
Now, if you will excuse me, I have to go quietly allay my immense anxiety about this coming election with an incredibly large sandwich and an even larger beer.