Press release: Third annual Forefront Exhibition to benefit YWCA Western New York

Press release: Third annual Forefront Exhibition to benefit YWCA Western New York

Press release: Third annual Forefront Exhibition to benefit YWCA Western New York

April 27, 2018

Media Contact:
Jill Ann Robbins-Jabine, CEO
(716) 852-6120

BUFFALO, NY – On Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, YWCA Western New York will once again partner with Resource:Art to present the third annual Forefront Art Exhibition, featuring contemporary and modern works by regional female artists such as Ani Hoover, Pam Glick, and Catherine Parker, as well as pieces by emerging artists like Rebecca Wing.

This unique exhibit will be installed throughout The Terrace at Delaware Park, opening with a cocktail reception and silent auction on Thursday, May 10th, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. The silent auction will feature regional female artists from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. All work will remain on display at The Terrace through July 2018. Proceeds from all ticket sales, as well as proceeds from the silent auction and a percentage of fine art sold, will go to benefit YWCA Western New York.

Since 1870, the YWCA of WNY has provided high quality services to women and children in our area who are affected bypoverty and homelessness. “There is a common misconception that the main function of the YWCA Western New York isas a recreational facility, a gym, similar to the YMCA” says curator and YWCA board member Emily Tucker. “This exhibition is an opportunity to support the YWCA and share the impressive and essential work that the organization does within our community. The women and children who benefit from our services often have nowhere else to turn.”

Tickets for the cocktail reception are $35 apiece or $60 per couple. Tickets are available for purchase at ywca- and will also be available at the door. All pre-event tickets sold will be entered into a raffle to win a unique piece of fine art to be revealed at the May 10th opening.


YWCA Western New York is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Our vision is a thriving community without divide. Serving the community since 1870, YWCA Western New York provides a continuum of comprehensive programs and services that promote racial justice and advance women’sempowerment. Focused specifically on individuals and families living with the inter-related issues of poverty and homelessness, YWCA Western New York supports over 3,000 women, children and families annually. Our programs help women attain self- sufficiency, help teens unlock their potential and build a path to success, help seniors secure safe, affordable housing that keeps them connected to the community, and help children grow in healthy, nurturing and enriched environments. We help people help themselves. For more information, visit

Curating remarkable walls for corporate, private and public spaces, Resource:Art is a unique collaboration that combines the talents and vision of three successful Western New York women and gallerists—Emily Tucker (Benjaman Gallery Group), Anna Kaplan (BT&C Gallery), and Elisabeth Samuels (Indigo Gallery)—to create compelling art solutions that match the individual taste and preferences of each client. For more information, visit