WARRIORS FUND ART SHOW!
Three Kings Tattoo Hosts Art Show Fundraiser to Benefit Wounded Knee Students
BROOKLYN, NY – Brooklyn tattoo shop Three Kings announces plans to host the third annual Warriors Fund event, an art show to benefit Lakota students from the Wounded Knee District School (WKDS) on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge reservation.
The event is slated for Friday, March 2nd from 8:00 until 11:00 PM and will showcase original artwork from over fifty top-notch tattooers from across the country, including well-known artists like Timothy Hoyer, Matt Arriola, and Jill Bonny. Work from a majority of New York tattooers will also be on display and available for purchase, with pieces from most of the Three Kings family like Nash Hogan, Amanda Rodriguez, and owners Matty “No Times” and Alex McWatt.
In its previous two events the Warriors Fund raised $16,000 to support the WKDS; specifically, to stock the school’s food pantry and fund specialized counselor training for suicide prevention. The WKDS serves approximately 150 students ranging from kindergarten through eighth grade. Reservation schools throughout the country are often geographically isolated, contend with a severe lack of funding, and have some of the highest dropout rates in the nation. Adults and children alike are faced with addiction, crime, and suicide –– but one of the most immediate issues for the students at WKDS is hunger. While every child qualifies for free meals during the school day, the need is greater at home.
With only a single convenience store on the reservation and the nearest grocery store a staggering 70 miles away, Principal Alice Phelps took matters into her own hands and started a food pantry that she runs out of the school for families that are the most in need. And that is what the Warriors Fund aims to keep stocked.
About the Organizer
The Warriors Fund is organized by Patrick Sullivan, a veteran New York City bartender who happens to be heavily tattooed. Sullivan founded Warriors Fund in 2015 after reading up on the Native rights issues that ramped up in the 1970s and continue today. As Pine Ridge was often a focal point, he continued to learn about current conditions on the reservation and used his connections in the tattoo community to start the organization. Patrick is also a volunteer at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (George Gustav Heye Center) here in New York City.
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