MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- An art show with a screening of an award-winning documentary narrated by actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus about her father's foundation will open to the public Sunday, Sept. 25, in Mount Kisco.
The William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation art gallery will open for a special showing of work by contemporary artists to benefit the Horace Greeley Scholarship Fund at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua.
The foundation's mission is to educate the public about the importance of art and to increase public awareness of self-taught and emerging artists.
The opening offers visitors "surprises around every corner" in viewing the collection, pieces by self-taught and contemporary artists, including James Castle, Rackstraw Downes, Red Grooms, Stanley Lewis, Sangram Majumdar, Claes Oldenburg, Nellie Mae Rowe, E.M. Saniga, Beatrice Scaccia, Judith Scott, Sam Szafran, Bill Taylor and Purvis Young.
The film, "Generosity of Eye" by Brad Hall, tells the inspirational story of how William Louis-Dreyfus' passions for art, justice, and education connect in a single act of generosity.
The Horace Greeley Scholarship Fund gives grants to graduates of Horace Greeley High School to help cover the gap between the rising cost of college and the ability of a family to pay through family resources, loans, and other grants and scholarships.
This year, the fund awarded grants totaling $223,000 to 29 Greeley alumni, according to a WLF release.
The event is 4-6 p.m. at the gallery.
As a special extension to the evening, Chappaqua restaurant Le Jardin Du Roi is offering a discount if you eat there Sunday. Reservations are preferred at (914) 238-1366.
To read about the Foundation and to view the collection, click here.