Ari Schlanger is thirteen years old and lives in New York City. He was born on February 10th, 2005. He goes to Village Community School and is currently in the 7th grade. He is honored to be part of this event and glad he was chosen to display his work. Ari has been drawing ever since he was a little kid. His work is mostly focused on cartoons and comics. Besides drawing, Ari likes to act in plays and write. He is a big fan of the Broadway musical Hamilton. His connection to CFKC is very strong and has been there for a long time. When he was in preschool, he was good friends with Liam Witt. They went to the same school and were in the same class. He has done countless fundraisers for CFKC and always been a strong supporter of the organization. Last year CFKC help Ari and his family when cancer hit close to home. Ari’s entire family would like to thank Daniela Ben-Zion for putting him and Sam in the gallery. Ari hopes that the audience will like his piece.