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Carly’s Art Gallery To Open With May Benefit

April 19, 1989

NEW YORK (AP) _ Oscar-winning singer Carly Simon will open an art gallery May 2 with a benefit exhibition featuring three of her favorite artists.

Riverrun Gallery, which shares its name with Simon’s recent hit single ″Let The River Run,″ will donate funds from the opening to the Hazelden Foundation in Minneapolis and the Association to Benefit Children in New York.

Hazelden is a non-profit drug and alcohol rehabilitation center; ABC takes care of children who are homeless or afflicted with AIDS.

The gallery in Manhattan is expected to put on four shows per year, said Gina Silvester, one of two friends working with Simon on Riverrun. The debut exhibition will feature artists from Martha’s Vineyard, where Simon has a home.

″The concept for the first show is Carly Simon’s. These are the artists she’s collected for 10 years,″ said Silvester. ″This gives them a chance for a New York City exhibition.″

Simon captured an Academy Award last month for ″Let The River Run,″ the theme for the movie ″Working Girl.″

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