The fifth annual “Perspective: A Jared Emerson Art Show & Benefit” raised more than $400,000 for the Premier Foundation’s Adopt the Block projects last week.
This annual event furthers the mission of the Premier Foundation, the charitable arm of Premier Productions, which is committed to serving the world’s needy and impoverished. The event featured an art show and auction by nationally-acclaimed performance artist Jared Emerson and special guest artist TYP (a.k.a. Troy Murray). The evening included live music by Marvin Mumford & Friends and Kylie Odetta, silent and live auctions, and a direct gift request. Two paintings were completed by Emerson during the event: A portrait of NFL football legend “Mean Joe Greene” who attended the event and autographed the painting; and a portrait of Frank Sinatra painted backwards on glass.
The event raised approximately $45,000 for the Premier Foundation and two key projects in Detroit and Greenville, SC. Premier was also presented with a $400,000 special project grant from Overcome to complete funding for the Mount Nebo Bible Baptist Church and Community Center in New Orleans.
This year’s featured Adopt The Block projects included Fellow Countrymen, an organization in Greenville, S.C. that helps with housing, mentoring and employment of veterans suffering from PTSD in the area and The Hope Center in Detroit that comes alongside churches and organizations serving at-risk youth and the needs of their impoverished community.