The Rockit Live Foundation celebrated its new partnership with Brookdale Community College on Saturday, November 9, 2019. The private reception was held at the CVA Gallery on Brookdale’s Lincroft campus.
The event exhibited the photography of world renowned photographer Mark “Weissguy” Weiss and his special collaboration with artist and Fox 5 New York anchor Steve Lacy. The signature, one-of-a-kind screen-printed canvas artworks featured artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Madonna, Eddie Van Halen, Freddie Mercury, Jerry Garcia, Axl Rose and Slash (Guns N’ Roses), Rick James, Ozzy Osbourne, and Keith Richards. A portion of the proceeds will support Rockit’s scholarship fund and creation of a dedicated space on Brookdale’s Lincroft campus for Rockit’s programs.
Bruce Gallipani, Founder and Executive Director of Rockit Live Foundation, and Brookdale President Dr. David Stout shared their remarks about the partnership with Brookdale Community College. Brookdale representatives and students presented their design and vision of Rockit’s space on campus. Rockit board members and artist advisory board members in attendance included Steven and Maureen Van Zandt, Carmine Appice, Eddie and Susan Brigati, Mark Weiss, and Steve Lacy.
The reception concluded with live performances by the Rockit Academy and special guests Eddie and Susan Brigati, and Carmine Appice.