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WORKSHOPS 2014

I invite you to check out the following link to read about workshops I will present in 2014. Crow Timberframe Barn: Design Boot Camp I and Quilting By the Lake: Line As Language. To read Student Recommendations click HERE.




Monday, May 7, 2012

100 Prints for Hunger - An Artist Making A Difference



Terri Dennis is a artist friend who I have written about previously in one of my early Profiles.  She has long had an interest in community and has shown that interest through her art and her activities.

I  recently received an announcement of a new project by Terri titled 100 Prints for Hunger.  The basic idea is that Terri has collected old wooden cutting boards which bear the natural marks of the knives used to prepare food and is now using them to create woodblock prints.  As you scroll through the images you can see the various shapes of the boards, the lines cut by the chopping and slicing that has build up and on top of this Terri has carved or printed images of the "smallest" suffers of hunger in America.





The aim of the project is to support Second Harvest Food Bank/Feeding America.  In order to purchase the materials to produce and frame 100 prints, Terri needs to raise $2,975 by June 23.  She will then exhibit sets of the framed prints in community venues and in galleries to encourage sales.  100% of the money raised will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank/Feeding America.







If you would like to know more about this project or to make a donation to the project, here is where to look:  http://usaprojects.org/project/100 print for hunger.





This is an example of an artist who isn't just donating one piece to a worth cause, but an entire collection of works.  I believe it is worth supporting.

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10 comments:

  1. What a great way to promote awareness through art and give back to the community. Love the idea.
    Thanks for posting.

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    1. Thank you Penny. I agree. The project has a meaningful and direct connection to the community and Terri has chosen an excellent organization to support.

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  2. I enjoyed making a donation and suprised at the success rate of this USA Projects group. What a great idea.

    Thank you for letting us know.

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    1. Thank you Pam! I know Terri appreciates you support.

      Prior to this I was also unaware of the USA Projects group. It's great to know that this tool is available to artists with a need for public financial support. I do not know details about this service but I trust Terri's judgement in using it to raise funds for her project.

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  3. Wow. Love this idea. It is a supremely intimate look at hunger. I am nuts about this work. Must contribute to her cause!

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    1. Thank you Christine. I know Terri appreciates your support both through your positive comments and contributions.

      Terri is very solid and you can be confident that your contribution will be used as described.

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  4. We volunteer regularly at a local soup kitchen and I am witness to the growing need for help. Thanks for letting me know about Terri's efforts.

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    1. Good for you Vivien. It is a very real need and I'm sure the people you serve are appreciative.

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  5. Hi Terry, I just want to thank you for posting about the 100 Prints for Hunger project. I also want to thank those who have responded so positively to your post! Funding for the project looks positive at this point; we are at 85% with 23 days remaining. I am excited about the potential to do this work!

    xoxox,

    Terri

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    1. This is wonderful to hear. It's an excellent project with a worthy goal. Let's go for 100% funding!!!

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