Post by dersucollective on Feb 12, 2019 13:28:15 GMT -6
Dear Marfa-based artists and artists who love Marfa and her community..
DERSU COLLECTIVE SHOW DATE: Friday April 12th at 6PM
LOCATION: the Marfa Book Company as is tradition.
PROJECT: This year ALL proceeds, 100%, raised by the DC Art Benefit will go to support the:
Marfa Nutrition Center
In the past we have always supported projects for Marfa youth. This year we realized that the other end of the spectrum- our seniors- really need attention. After a lot of research it is clear- with sparse elder care in Marfa, and no sign of the establishment of hospice care, or an assisted living facility, our Nutrition Center plays a very vital role in the lives of many seniors here.
In the last 18 months the Nutrition Center has tripled the amount of Meals on Wheels clients and doubled the amount of in-dining clients. The dedicated staff works very hard with a lot of heart, but the kitchen really needs updated and new equipment, and could use some renovations.
Last year the DC show we had a record 52 local artists who contributed a total of 101 artworks which all sold and we raised over $6,000. It was awesome. With the funds raised, we supported a 4-H Veterinary Sciences Certificate program and Marfa Education Foundation Teacher’s Grants.
HOW TO HELP THIS YEAR: Please consider contributing at least one small-scale artwork for the show. (Guidelines attached in this email)
If YOU: Care about Marfa and the well being of our seniors, and if you care about effective activism for our local community, YOU and your GREAT ARTWORK can make a TRULY POSITIVE CONCRETE CHANGE for our Great Seniors of Marfa.
WE CAN DO THIS. THANK YOU! Please see attached guidelines regarding artwork submissions.
This show is open to all local artists and fans of Marfa.