Counseling In Schools (CIS), the non-profit organization that has placed mental health professionals in New York City schools and homeless shelters for 35 years, will host "A Night of Art and Healing," a one-hour virtual event on Tuesday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m. ET, to celebrate and advance vital, creative mental health supports that inspire hope and encourage recovery in public school communities.
The one-night-only event, which is free and open to the public, will highlight the organization's innovative approaches to trauma recovery and healing, including community-based creative art therapies, youth development and career readiness, and student-led mentoring programs. It will also feature an exclusive art auction powered by Artsy, with work from renowned contemporary artists including Awol Erizku, Rashid Johnson, Ann Craven, Elliott Arkin, Daniel Arsham, Katherine Bernhardt, Andrew Birk, Lauder Boden, Luke Butler, Mauricio Cortez, Chase Hall, Peter Halley, Florian Heinke, Leila Jeffreys, Wyatt Kahn, Forrest Kirk, Dr. Lakra, Claude Lawrence, Dean Levin, Kelly Losier, Steven Manolis, Keith Mayerson, Max Ostrow, Nathlie Provosty, Constanza Schaffner, Kenny Scharf, Jimmy Sheehan, Tom Smith, John Sonsini, Vincent Wenzel, Torie Zalben, Alexis Zambrano, and the "Real Salvator Mundi.
"We are excited and proud to highlight the important and impactful social and emotional work that our dedicated counselors have been doing during the pandemic, and will continue to implement beyond this crisis, to emphasize that schools should be places of healing," said Kevin Dahill-Fuchel, CEO, Counseling In Schools. "We hope that this festive virtual community gathering will advance strength-based and healing-centered mental health solutions in our schools moving forward."