REAL Life Drawing: My Eye On Washington DC

REAL Life Drawing: My Eye On Washington DC
Photo- Gessoed Hand of MG Stout holding her favorite paint while prepping paper

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Have a Heart Community Challenge

Workhouse Studio 4

Workhouse Arts Center Studio 4 Artists, John Gascot, Joan Yi, Lynn Goldstein, and MG Stout are working to fight hunger in our local community by launching an innovative food drive wherein the donations will become a part of an art installation!  These award-winning artists will create a new sort of "edible arrangement" that will be disassembled at the end of February and delivered to FOOD FOR OTHERS, a 501(c)(3) the largest distributor of free food to hungry people in Northern Virginia.  Food for Others offers vital assistance needed by our unemployed and low-income neighbors and those facing emergencies such as a family illness or sudden loss of a spouse or job.   They’ve proudly distributed more than 2.7 million pounds of free food in 2011.

The artists of Studio 4 believe in the power of art. They are harnessing that power and challenging themselves and the community.  The purpose of this interactive exhibit is twofold. 
1)    Raise awareness of hunger in our own backyard
2)    Translate awareness to action in the form of a food-centric art installation and exhibition

We are interested in securing business partners who share our projected goals and are willing to contribute their resources to help those in need.  As such, we’re asking you to consider partnering with us during the months of January and February for our Have a Heart Project: Food Drive & Art Installation.  We are primarily seeking non-perishable food donations, but would certainly accept food gift cards as an alternative. Your generous contribution will help bring hunger relief to those in need locally, while supporting resident artists in their educational, artistic, and philanthropic efforts. 

You're all invited to visit & participate in this exciting exhibition.  Bring in a can of soup, a box of pasta, or an entire bag of groceries.  Look into your cupboards with artful eyes.  See all the delicious shapes and bright colors manufactures use in packaging.  Don't they sort of remind you of lego bricks, erector set pieces, linkin' logs?  Collaborate with the artists of studio for as we build this food-er-ific art installation.  Come on and create for GOOD!!!  

Click the link and get the latest  Studio 4 "skinny"  as you will magically be transported to our facebook page.  While you're there be sure to "like" us and share the link with all your pals!

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