Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Help Women's Wisdom Art

Come on down to Tangent Gallery, 2900 Franklin Blvd. (at 4th Ave.) in Sacramento, 2nd Saturday, June 12th from 6 to 10 pm.  The gallery is also open on Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm or by appointment.  George Streng and I will be showing our postmodern portraits of women who have been helped through difficult change sin their lives and the art that helped them heal.  We combine their portraits with photographs of their art.  After we have the show at Tangent Gallery, we will then have a show of the work at the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services (which runs Women's Wisdom Art), 3333 Third Ave in Sacramento's Oak Park area in August.  After that show, the women each receive their portraits.  Some of these women have not had a "portrait" done of them since they were in high school.

The woman who runs the program is Helen Plenert, a wonderful artist in her own right!  Check out her website HERE.  But we will be collecting art supplies and/or money for the program the night of the reception. 

Women’s Wisdom Art, a program of Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services (SFBFS) is in need of the following items. You are welcome to bring any of the following items you may have in your studio to the Art Show reception on June 12th or drop them off during week at SFBFS. Check out www.sacramentofoodbank.org for more information

Materials needed for art classes:
Fabric Class
Working sewing machines
Fabrics of all types
Needles and stick pins
Threads of all types and embroidery floss
Ribbons, buttons, zippers, hooks, straps
Watercolor Class
Water color sets, paper, brushes, pallets
Yarn Art Class
Yarn of all types
Knitting needles, crochet hooks
v  Table looms

Poetry Class
New composition books, paper, pens
Acrylics Class
Brushes, canvases in all sizes, pallets
Acrylic paint, easels
Pastels Class
Chalk and oil pastel sets, paper
Ceramics Class
Clay, clay tools
Collage and Mixed Media Class
Broken jewelry, wire, magazines
Small wooden boxes, cigar boxes
Color paper

Classroom library 

Old magazines - especially art magazines
Art books - any type                                               
Classroom restroom
Paper towels, toilet paper 
Sanitary napkins

Helen’s wish for 2010 is to give each woman who attends regular classes a new hard bound sketchbook that they can gather ideas, jot down thoughts, practice sketching and share ideas with their fellow students. This is also a great way to chart their progress. I've seen some wonderful books at University Art for under $10. We will have a donation jar near the front door so you can help me make this wish come true.
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