Cartoonist Ed Koren Donates 'Scarf' to SafeArt Benefit | Live Culture

Cartoonist Ed Koren Donates 'Scarf' to SafeArt Benefit


At a silent auction featuring handmade scarves, you expect any number of knitted and woven numbers. And that's just what you'll see at SafeArt's benefit this Saturday, April 6, at the Vermont Law School. Even those from "celebrity" donors such as Gov. Peter Shumlin and former governor Madeleine Kunin.

One scarf donation, however, is not exactly a neck-warmer. Pictured here, it's Brookfield-based New Yorker cartoonist Ed Koren's version: a fuzzy, full-body scarf on one of his signature hairy creatures. (Here's a story Seven Days did on Koren in 2011.)

Founded by Tracy Penfield in 2000, SafeArt is a nonprofit that uses the expressive arts to address bullying, domestic abuse and sexual assault. Healing and empowering victims of violence is a tall order, but it may as well include comforting clothing — even if on paper.

The silent auction is 5:30 to 8 p.m. at VLS's Chase Center in South Royalton.