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DIAMETRICALLY OPPOSED – MEMBERS EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION
August 8th @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Artwork following the theme “Diametrically Opposed” should be delivered framed, wired and ready to hang. One entry per current Alliance member. Exhibit will be on display from August 8-29. Receiving: Monday, August 4, 9AM-5PM Download the prospectus HERE.
In the Member Gallery: The Young Artists Awards ‘Art by Kids with Cancer’ project donates and delivers art supplies for use by pediatric oncology patients throughout the year, working in conjunction with the Child Life Specialists at the Pediatric Oncology/Hematology program at the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, while also showcasing the artwork of children with cancer. The organization provides monetary assistance to local families in crisis facing the financial challenges of childhood cancer, assisting those families with expenses such as groceries, transportation, and prescription costs.
The program’s collaboration with trained specialists at the hospital utilizes art in a therapeutic setting to assist children with cancer. The art supplies purchased and donated are delivered for specialized instruction and are available for both art projects and the children’s personal use. Young Artists Awards multiple ‘Art by Kids with Cancer’ exhibits throughout Southwest Florida raise awareness in the general community as to the importance of the arts in healing and the multiple challenges faced by local families of children diagnosed with cancer. The project is supported in part by Target and Framing Wholesalers.
The Young Artists Awards, a not for profit organization serving area children, mats and frames and then showcases, sells, and auctions selected pieces of the children’s artwork at numerous venues throughout the area. Trained volunteers will be available to talk about the artwork and program during the opening. More information can be found at www.youngartistsawards.org.