The Joshua York Legacy Foundation is holding its 1st Live Celebrity Art Auction!
The evening will begin with internationally acclaimed, multi genre pianist, composer, singer-song writer, musical director and educator – Kenny Peagler – playing the reception on a Steinway D Grand Piano.
Joseph Scott Galleries will be on hand to auction 150+ pieces of art professionally and elegantly framed. The art includes reproductions from the masters: Picasso, Renoir, Monet, and others. In addition, there will be a collector’s corner which will include collectible works presented by Joseph Scott Galleries as well as original pieces donated by local and national artists. Mediums include lithographs, serigraphs, copperplate etching, metal etching, silkscreen, original heliogravure, oils and acrylics on canvas and stone.
Throughout the evening special guests Rodney Lavoie Jr of CBS Survivor, Season 30, and Kevin Schlehuber of CBS Big Brother 19, will be mingling with guests. Rodney and Kevin are certified Mental Health First Aid Trainers. They have teamed up with The Joshua York Legacy Foundation to bring Mental Health First Aid Training to local organizations. Many of us carry a first aid kit in our car or have taken a basic first aid course. Mental Health First Aid aims to teach members of the public how to respond to a mental health emergency and offer support to someone who appears to be in emotional distress. Mental health issues affect all of society in some way shape or form.
A key component of the partnership is bringing a day Mental Health Awareness to local schools near the sponsoring organization. The celebrities present to the student body at large, and then offer small group and individual sessions with students and counselors who would benefit from a direct interaction.
As part of this fundraising event, the Foundation is seeking sponsors and advertisers. If you or your organization would be interested in supporting Foundation please contact Bill York at 443-695-9703 or by email at [email protected].
Kenny Peagler Music:
In military terms, I’m known as a “Maverick,” meaning I began my career as enlisted and finished as an officer. Six years of my enlisted service were spent investigating major crimes committed by and against USAF personnel. During that time, I investigated many violet acts, including child physical and sexual abuse, rape, murder, and suicide. As a commissioned officer responsible for those in my command, my experience with suicide continued to grow. I was able to help save lives by recognizing signs and ensuring they received mental health assessments and the help they needed.