Upper West Side artist and medical student Steven Swancoat is putting up a show of his paintings at Nancy’s Wines for Food on Columbus Avenue and 74th Street, and there’s an opening party with a wine tasting on Saturday. “The Gallery is priced to sell out and raise money for Ovarian Cancer,” he wrote to us. Here’s the release:

Titled “Collaboration”, this will be the first art show of ob/gyn medical student Steven Swancoat. 15- 20 works of acrylic and mixed media will be shown. Nancy’s Wines is to sponsor the event with a wine tasting from various wine vendors. Audio will be provided by Bang & Olufsen. 15% will be donated to The Ovarian Research Fund to help raise awareness and detection of Ovarian Cancer, one of the worst and deadliest cancers for women. Direct donations can be made at the show. Please feel free to bring and friends, family or spouses.

This is going to be a wonderful event, bringing together local Upper West Siders, physicians, artists, business and restaurant owners. Come meet locals, sip delicious wine, enjoy a free art show and support a great cause.

What: FREE Art Show, Ovarian Cancer Fundraiser & Wine Tasting
When: Saturday, February 11th
Time: 7pm – 8:30pm
Where: Nancy’s Wines for Foods (313 Columbus Ave b/w 74th & 75th Street)

About the Artist:

This will be the first art show of medical student / artist Steven Swancoat. He is a current 4th year medical student pursuing a residency in obstetrics and gynecology. Encouraged by his father soon after moving to New York to pursue medicine, Steven started in photography and moved to painting in his Upper West Side studio in February 2011. His works can be found in hospitals, offices, medical practices and homes in New York and New Jersey. His most inspiring artists include Marcel Duchamp, Vincent Van Gogh, Roy Lichtenstein and Mr. Brainwash.

Also included are the collaborated works of Ryan Gnesda, a close friend and 4th year medical student who lived with Steven for the month of January. The two worked closely on creating new works of fine art, both for the show and local establishments. Although considered taboo by many art critics, the collaboration of the two medical students has allowed for the flourishing of the “artistic manifestation”.

Photos courtesy of Steven Swancoat.

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