On behalf of the entire Allied Artists of America Community, we would like to congratulate you on your art being recognized with the JOSEPHINE BEARDSLEY SANDOR MEMORIAL AWARD!
This year we have the honor and privilege to have our 109th exhibition at The Butler Institute of American Art.
BUTLER EXHIBIT FOR AWARDS WINNERS AND BOARD MEMBERS:
• Work on Exhibit :September 11 – October 9th, 2022
• Reception at the Butler: Saturday September 10th, 1-3pm
• Award Presentation: at 2pm
Thank you and Congratulations!
Allied Artists of America
Vocaroo Audio : Part 1 & 2
Vocaroo Audio : Part 1 & 2
PEOPLE INSPIRED BY THE WORK OF ROBIN ANTAR
I just got this message and it brought tears to my eyes, it is what my Son David Antar would have wanted David Knot
in Flames in front of
The Zucker Hillside Hospital
Hi Robin, I hope I'm not being too intrusive but I wanted to let you know how deeply David's statue impacted me earlier today. A couple of weeks ago I was admitted for my mental illness which disabled me from functioning. During my stay, I was able to connect with some of the patients and felt better. I insisted on going off my medications and got my wish. After five days, the hospital discharged me. I learned of the tradition for the patients to touch David's statue for good luck so you won't have to come back. I didn't know what the statue signified. Once I got out I was ready to go home so I touched the statue, waved at my friends, then headed in the car hungry. After about a week, I was in a really bad spot again. This time way worse. I needed help desperately. My parents brought me back, this time as an involuntary patient. The first 2 nights were horrific, but after that I was becoming more and more functional and less depressed each day. Today was the last day, day 9 and I felt great. In the morning !thought to myself, should I touch the statue? Is it really good luck? !didn't touch the statue. This time, I decided to read the sMtue. I read it 2 times antl started feeling humble and sad. I started thinking about how sad life can be for all of us, especially as we get older and Wart to really question the quality of life. DnfortunaMly, I think this happens to most of us. Sometimes it can feel or be impossible to recover. Whether it is mental illness, losing a loved one, loneliness, or something else. A new g.1 of mine, is to try to mentally store my problems to the side as much as I can. I want to be Wrong for not only myself but for others who are in low-points. The more help and support we can glue and take from each other, the better our chances are for higher quality of life. I believe that if you are not functional, happy, or have meaning then it is impossible to live life the way it is meant to be lived. I hope more patients not only touch his statue but read it and find it as meaningful as I did.
Hey Robin my name is XXXX and 1,18 years old. Asa former patient of Zucker Hillside Hospital I was hospitalized in one of the newer buildings which is the behavioral pavilion on one south. I was hospitalized for a very long time in December-February and I would look out the big glass window where it would show the campus and David's knot statue would be right in front of us. On my hardest nights, I would sit by the tables when I couldn't sit and look out the window and the statue always caught my eye. One of my good friends who was getting discharged from the hospital I had told her if she could do me a favor and as her hard work of being discharged back home I asked if she could touch the statue and take a picture next to it while all of us were at the window cheering her on. From that moment on ff became a tradition. Everyone in that unit would leave one by one on their discharge date and would touch David's statue read the caption written on it and take a picture next to it while we all lined up at the window and watch everyone take off for their recovery. I was the last of the bunch to touch the statue and it was one of the greatest moments in my life I will always cherish because David's statue would motivate me to do better and get discharged. When I wasn't doing well my peers would remind me "no Anise! You're going home soon! you're gonna touch that statue" and when the day came and I read that statue I related so much. I'm currently in treatment the other day while I was on campus! saw one south continuing on the legacy of touching the statue and taking a picture. It honestly warmed my heart knowing people used David's statue as a motivation to get better. I just wanted to let you know what your masterpiece has done for us patients at Zucker Hillside Hospital. Here is my picture with him.