P.S. Gordon's unique connection to Parent Child Center
This year, the celebrated artist will serve as honorary chairman of the Toyland Ball 2019 fundraiser for PCCT.
Patrick (P.S.) Gordon
The work of well-known Tulsa artist Patrick (P.S.) Gordon, has been continually exhibited in many prominent galleries across the country.
However, a painting he created for his daughter 25 years ago helped forge a special relationship with Tulsa’s Parent Child Center.
“I started on a painting (a still of toys) for my daughter, Emily, before she was born,” says Gordon, who recently moved back to Tulsa after nearly a decade in New York City. Emily was born with meconium aspiration and was in intensive care for two weeks. Gordon says it was a hard time for their family, and he didn’t complete the painting.
Despite the painting being unfinished, he recalls, “The Parent Child Center of Tulsa took that painting and made it into a poster for the center and also to give to people who have donated for five years or more to the charity. I always thought it was such a lovely thing and so nice of them.”
This year, Gordon will serve as honorary chairman of the Toyland Ball 2019 fundraiser for PCCT.
“As honorary chair, Mr. Gordon has donated a beautiful original painting to be auctioned in our live auction, and he sits on the Toyland Ball Committee to help plan for the other live auction items as well as other details for the event,” says Carrie Little, the nonprofit’s director of external relations.
As for Gordon, he is enthusiastic about his homecoming and his role at Toyland Ball 2019. He says, “The best part of being back in Tulsa are the people, old friends and new friends.”
Jan. 19 — Toyland Ball: Painting a Brighter Future
6-11 p.m. Cox Business Center, 100 Civic Center. Black tie with a whimsical theme. $1,000-$25,000, patron opportunities. To purchase event tickets and event raffle tickets, visit toylandball.org.