My name is Katherine Aponte, I am 17 years old. I am working on a WISE project from Rondout Valley HS. My project is on Suicide awareness and Prevention. I will have an Art show auction and open Mic music at the Water street Market. All donations and proceeds of the art sold will go to "To Write Love on her Arms" A Christian organization that helps with spreading the word of Hope to those suffering from depression. This topic is near and dear to my heart as I lost a friend to suicide this year. I am passionate on this topic as I myself have suffered from depression. It's time to break the silence and fight this battle. The art pieces are all original pieces from folks that have donated and help with sponsoring this event with their art pieces. One of my favorite pieces so far is from Ron Ferdinand, – "Dennis the Menace" artist. The theme of the Art show is HOPE, I hope to see everyone there!