Friday, October 17, 2008

Call to Artists from the Mail bag

Dear Artist,

In September 2008, Light the Way with Music and Art, a volunteer fund-raising effort to benefit Columbia’s Homeless Transition Center, began its artistic series with a piano recital by Marina Lomazov. The series is co-sponsored by The Midlands Interfaith Homeless Action Council (MIHAC) and will continue through May.

In March 2009, HoFP will join with MIHAC to sponsor a Light the Way Art Benefit, and this is where we hope you will want to be involved. A group of Columbia artists are being invited to display one or two pieces of their work for sale at House of Frames & Painting, 2828 Devine Street on the evening of Thursday, March 5, from 6:00-9:00. Each artist will retain 50% of sales. The other 50% will go to MIHAC to support the Knight Foundation $5 million challenge grant for the Center. We are looking for small to moderate size work. Space in the gallery is limited and we plan to have 50 to 75 artists participating. Pieces should be lively, saleable, and priced between $150-$1000. Buyers will take their purchases that evening. Any unsold work will need to be picked up the next day. (Arrangements may be made if you are unable to attend the event, etc.)

To date artists participating in the Art Benefit are Laura Spong, David Yaghjian, Ellen Yaghjian, Heidi Darr-Hope, Candy Waites and Regina Moody. We invite you to add your name to this growing list by indicating your interest to either of the two emails listed below. Please respond by November 21 with your wish to accept or decline. We will be back in touch with a full list of participants and a form regarding your work(s) offered for sale.
With sincere thanks,
David & Ellen Yaghjian
Regina Moody

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