Press Release: Women's Committee 35th Anniversary Scarf
Women’s Committee Collaborates with Renowned Artist for 35th Anniversary
November 9, 2016
NEW YORK, NY — In honor of its 35th Anniversary, the Women’s Committee of the Central Park Conservancy collaborated with world renowned artist Alexis Rockman to create a limited edition silk scarf featuring his beautiful watercolor Meadow.
Rockman, a New York City based, American contemporary artist, who grew up visiting Central Park, is known for his paintings and works on paper that depict ecology. His love of nature can be seen in his work, making his watercolor a perfect fit to represent Central Park.
Beginning in November, the 36”x36” silk scarves with rolled edges, in a beautiful gift box — featuring a meadow of delicate flowers on a backdrop of blue — is available for $250 (not included tax and shipping) at centralparknyc.org/wcscarf, and the Conservancy gift shops in Central Park. Considering Mr. Rockman’s career the scarf is sure to become a collector’s item. It can be a source of joy either worn or framed on a wall.
The funds raised from the sale of the scarf will help to restore the Conservatory Garden, Central Park’s six-acre masterwork of formal garden design located off Fifth Avenue between 104th and 106th Streets. Today, diminished by decades of wear and tear, the Garden’s distinct pavements and walkways need restoration; the fountain systems are in need of modernization, including those of Untermyer and Burnett fountains; and the landscape’s unique architectural and decorative features, including the wisteria pergola, require refurbishment.
About the Women’s Committee: The Women's Committee is a group of dynamic women who are dedicated to the beautification and preservation of Central Park. Founded in 1983 by four visionary women, the Women’s Committee has been instrumental in increasing awareness and raising funds for many Park projects, including reconstruction of the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, renovation of Safari Playground, and re-creation of the urns at Bow Bridge. The Women's Committee raises nearly 15 percent of the Conservancy's $67 million annual budget. Since 1983, the Women’s Committee has raised over $150 million.
The Women's Committee is proud to host four of New York's premier charitable events: the Women’s Committee Fall Luncheon, the Playground Partners Winter Luncheon, the Frederick Law Olmsted Awards Luncheon, and the Annual Family Party. The Committee is responsible for the management of many Park programs, including Adopt-A-Bench, Tree Trust, Playground Partners, Daffodils and Tulips Donations, Perimeter Association, Conservancy Docents, and Olmsted Visionaries planned giving program.
About Central Park Conservancy: The mission of the Central Park Conservancy — a nonprofit organization founded in 1980 — is to restore, manage, and enhance Central Park in partnership with the public, for the enjoyment of all. Central Park Conservancy raises 75 percent of the annual budget essential to keeping Central Park beautiful.
About Alexis Rockman: http://alexisrockman.net
Andrea Bussell, Associate Director of Communications, Central Park Conservancy
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