People in an art gallery that looks out onto the East River. there is a glowing logo that looks like a Capital I.

On September 14, 2023 we celebrated the healing power of the arts
with honorees

Guadalupe Maravilla

Ivana Mestrovic

and The Fortune Society’s Creative Arts Program


Sunset Cocktails, Dinner & Dancing
Spacetime CC, Mark di Suvero’s waterfront studio
Long Island City, Queens NY


Limited Artist’s Edition For Sale


Mary Mattingly
Neap Tide, 2023
From the series Salt Moons, Ebb of a Spring Tide
Dye-sublimation print on aluminum, 12 x 12 inches

Ed. 12, 5 A.P.’s
Created exclusively for the 2023 Fall Gala
Price: $3,000


Or contact Sarah Frazier, Director of Development & Communications at / 718-956-1819 x102

Neap Tide captures a unique sculptural process achieved by immersing a steel disk into the saltwater of the East River, meticulously observing and documenting its gradual transformation. As it became encased in salt, this sculpture was photographed to symbolize tidal and lunar phases, particularly the half-full appearance associated with neap tides during the first and third quarter moons. This photograph is part of the Salt Moons series, which began during Mattingly’s installation of her exhibition Ebb of a Spring Tide. Commissioned by the Park for its Spring 2023 exhibition, the project drew inspiration from the nearby estuary and employed repurposed materials to construct an immersive sculptural ecosystem, revealing the interconnectedness of time, water, and life cycles.


Guadalupe Maravilla

Guadalupe Maravilla is a transdisciplinary visual artist, choreographer, and healer. At the age of eight, Maravilla was part of the first wave of unaccompanied, undocumented children to arrive at the United States border in the 1980s as a result of the Salvadoran Civil War. As an acknowledgement of his own migratory past, Maravilla grounds his practice in the historical and contemporary contexts of immigrant culture, particularly those belonging to Latinx communities.

Maravilla currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. He was awarded a 2019 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and a 2015 Emerging Artist Grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation. He has exhibited and performed in major museums, such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, and many more.

Ivana Mestrovic 

Ivana Mestrovic started working with Mark di Suvero in 1987, just 5 months after Socrates’s first opening, and directs his studio, Spacetime C.C.. Mestrovic has been involved with Socrates Sculpture Park for nearly as long, and plays an integral role in its strategic planning, financing, development and pancake breakfasts.  In addition to her service at Socrates, she also serves on the board of the little OPERA THEATRE of NY.

Ivana is a poet, whose work has appeared in Evening Street Review, The Midwest Quarterly and Night Picnic. She is the granddaughter of Croatian sculptor Ivan Mestrovic, who was the first living artist to receive a one-person show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Fortune Society’s Creative Arts Program

The overriding mission of The Fortune Society is to support successful re-entry from incarceration and promote alternatives to incarceration, thus strengthening the fabric of our communities through a “one-stop-shop” model of service delivery designed to support the myriad intersecting needs of community members. Current services include: housing, education, employment, outpatient mental health and substance use treatment, health services (including HIV and AIDS services), family services, food and nutrition programming, discharge planning/case management, benefits access, creative arts, care management, a peer-driven recovery center (the NEST), lifetime aftercare, policy and advocacy through their David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy, and research through the Center for Research, Inquiry and Social Justice. 

Since our organization’s founding in 1967, Fortune has been committed to using the restorative capacities of art and art making to call for an end to mass incarceration in the United States, to support successful reentry, and to contribute to more just collective futures. The Creative Arts at The Fortune Society is more than a program — they are a community. They align with radical hope and believe in the healing and transformative powers of imagination and creativity.


David Lee Jones
with support by Jazz Foundation of America

Astoria Mystics Circle

Debrah Pedero   Tarot Card Reading
Chelsea Hanawalt   3-Card Oracle
Emily Anne   Guided Astrology (with birth time)
Betty Wang   Four Pillars Astrology

DJ Vinyl Richie (@yovinyl)

R. Cano
Diamond Dogs

Sanford’s, Heart of Gold , Atmosphere Brewing


Thank you to our Supporters



Mark di Suvero

Agnes Gund



Paula Cooper Gallery



The Sidney E. Frank Foundation

Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation

Jill and Peter Kraus

Lambent Foundation

The Leon Levy Foundation

Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger

Harriet and Frank Stella



Jayne and Leonard Abess

Jody and John Arnhold

Vivien and David Collens

Emme and Jonathan Deland

Dun-Rite Specialized

J. Paul Getty Trust

Robert F. Goldrich

Goldstone Family Foundation

Phyllis Lee Levin

Anna and Peter Levin

Lewitt Collection

Richard and Ronay Menschel



Anne and Greg Avis

Jamie Bennett and Udai Soni


Anita Contini and Steve Van Anden 

Lucas Cooper

Katie Dixon and Richard Fleming

Susan Freedman

Freund Family Foundation

Tiffany Bell and Richard Gluckman

Neil Hamamoto

John Hatfield and Amy Wolf

Amy Hau and Fred Hansen

Steven Henry and Philip Shneidman 

Elizabeth Kelley Karpowicz and Terrence Karpowicz

Ronald and Jo Carole Lauder

Deidrea Miller 

Allen Murabayashi

Penelope Pilkington and Wendy Osoff

Alison Saar

Silberman Zaretsky PC 

Manny and Jackie Silverman



Michelle Coffey 

Kimberly Davis

Suzy Delvalle

Abby Hamlin and Robert Kandel

Barbara Heizer

Lisa Kim and Drew Kaplan

Mike Margitich

Maria Eugenia Maury

Margaret Morton

Darrell Petit

Mike Pratt

Nancy Rosen

Hermina Seiden and Martin Z. Margulies

Silman, a TYlin Company


Committee list in formation as of August 18, 2023