About the Event
The Art & the city fundraiser to benefit the Newark Arts Council has become a highly anticipated event and tradition since its 2003 inception. Art & the City reinforces the mission of the Newark Arts Council by bringing together artists, arts patrons, and members of our diverse and growing community in celebration of the arts and achievements of the Newark Arts Council. Each year we aim to emphasize the importance of arts programming from youth serving programs to public art and grant programs. Funds raised each year go toward a specific realm of the arts so that we are able to continue serving and supporting the city of Newark.
This year we were pleased to have First Lady of New Jersey Mary Pat Christie as our Honorary Chairperson. Francis J. Giantomasi, Esq. served as our Event Chair. Victor Davson (Executive Director of Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art), Robert H. Doherty (Executive Vice President for Commercial Banking at Bank of America), and Joseph A. DiVincenzo, Jr. (Essex County Executive) served as our 2013 Honorees.
2013 Steering Committee: Melissa A. Smith (Chair and former NAC Board Vice President), Lisa V. Chow, Esq. (NAC Board, Prudential); Etta Denk (Bank of America); Mary W. Dowd (NAC Board, Newark Museum); Jade A. Lien (NAC Staff); John Masi (NAC Board, PSEG); Sheila McKoy (NAC Board, NJ Transit); Penny Paul (Genova Burns Giantomasi Webster); Abbe Rosenbaum (NAC Board, Prudential); Madeline Ruiz (NAC Board, Studio for Urban Architecture and Design).
2013 Honorary Committee: Patricia A. Bell (Merrill Lynch); Brendan Berger (The Berger Organization); Barbara Bell Coleman (Branch Brook Park Alliance); Samer Hanini (The Hanini Group); Tim James (James Howard Creative Group); Jonathan R. Pearson (Horizon Foundation); Dr. Clement A. Price (Rutgers University); Robert C. Provost (The Star-Ledger); Lyneir Richardson (Brick City Development Corporation); John Schreiber (NJPAC); Nina Mitchell Wells, Esq. (Former Sec. of State, NJ).
Thank you to all of our supporters and attendees:
Director Circle Individual
Nina M. Wells, Esq.
Leadership Circle Sponsor
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Benefactor Circle Sponsor
Genova Burns Giantomasi Webster
Prudential Financial, Inc.
Patron Circle Sponsor
PSEG Services Corporation
Patron Circle Individual
Don Katz & Leslie Larson
Fellow Circle Sponsor
James Howard Creative, Inc.
Fellow Circle Individual
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
RPM Development Group
Associate Circle Sponsor
Berger Organization, LLC
Brick City Development Corporation
The Actors Fund Housing
The City of Newark
City National Bank
The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey
Leonard Lieberman Family Foundation
Love and Long, L.L.P.
Michael Rachlin & Co., LLC/Premier Properties
Newark School of the Arts
Lisa V. Chow, Esq.
Abbe L. Rosenbaum
John J. Scally, Jr.
Melissa A. Smith
Vickie J. Snoy
Studio for Urban Architecture & Design
Exit Realty Lucky Associated, Inc.
Assemblyman Thomas P. Giblin
Howard H. Levine
Arts High School Advanced Choir
Arts High School String Ensemble
The Barat Foundation
Camptown Bus Lines
Gallagher’s Wine & Cheese Barn
International Florist & Gift Shop
James Howard Creative Group
Jazz House Kids
Newark School of the Arts Graduates