Tomorrow night, November 26 from 6pm-11pm, 464 Gallery is hosting a benefit event for Tony Lorenzo, victim of the recent shooting. Tony is the son of 464 Gallery’s friend and former member Caroline Bronckers, a great photographer and person who is now in need of our help in preparing her home to take care of her son who has been paralyzed by this senseless crime. Please join us to help support a friend and neighbor! We will be hosting an art auction and gift raffle to help benefit the family in this time of need. We will also have artwork by Caroline who is a truly skilled local photographer. Current art auction donations include work from Chris Main, Rich Tomasello, Karen Brady, Beautiful Tuesday, Kevin Bowen, Viktoria Ciostek, Marcus L. Wise, Thomas Webb, Mary Mullett-Flynn, Kath Schifano, Thom Neill, Chuck Tingley, Christina Laing, Caroline Bronckers and more. With gift items generously donated by Susan Cholewa, Max Willig and so many more.
On October 26th, 20011, Tony Lorenzo (son of local photographer Caroline Bronckers) was walking with a friend when he was approached by a man with a gun. In what seemed like an attempted robbery, the gunman shot Tony at close range leaving him for dead without taking his money or wallet, fleeing from the scene in a vehicle driven by an accomplice. The bullet entered Tony’s shoulder and lodged in his spinal cord. Tony underwent delicate surgery to remove the bullet but remains paralyzed from the chest down. Tony Lorenzo is a prominent musician in the Buffalo area (front man for Sons of Azrael, Ritual Quarantine, also standing in for It Dies Today and Kam Lee) and is well-loved in the city of Buffalo and around the world in the metal music scene. Tony has also worked at the Blue Monk, Black Rock Kitchen & Bar, and most recently Pano’s Restauarant. Tony will undergo months of painful rehabilitation and his family asks for help to raise the funds needed for renovations required to create disabled access to make it safe for him to live in his home on the fringe of the Elmwood Village. An access ramp, a wheelchair lift, and special entry door along with bathroom and kitchen remodeling is now desperately needed. Donations can be made via PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please help support your fellow Buffalonians/artists in their time of need!
Complimentary food and beverages. Free parking.
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