ArtReach of WNY is holding their 2nd fundraising event this time for Crisis Services, Hamburg Mutts for Freedom, and Buffalo Center for Art and Technology. Sugatory will be a nod to All Soul’s Day, the sense of being “stuck,” or in purgatory, with our current political climate, and the neccessity of sweetening our world, community, and homes with fine art.
ArtReach asked a select group of artists to create a small work that would fit inside a pie box. “We decided to play off of an iconic all American item, the apple pie,” explains Beth Smith. “We thought about potential collectors and their size constraints. Also, we did not want to put too much pressure on artists or take away too from time from their daily practice.”
With that, “No Bigger Than a Pie Box” was born. All work will be sold through silent auction. Participating artists include Bruce Adams, A.J. Fries, Amy Greenan, Anne Muntges, Peter Stephens, and many more. Each of the original works available will be ready to hang and come housed in a commemorative pie box. Each of the 20 artists involved will receive 50% of the sale price of their work and the remaining 50% will be split between charities selected by ArtReach: the Pride Center of WNY, YWCA WNY, and Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York.
“No Bigger Than a Pie Box” will be held inside The Atrium of 500 Seneca Street on Thursday July 13th from 5:30 – 7:30pm. The event will feature fine wines and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Pre-sale tickets to the event are $20 for individual tickets and $30 per pair through July 10th. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $20 a piece. Tickets may be purchased online at: nobiggerthanapiebox.brownpapertickets.com
Local comedian Allie Brady will be the emcee for the evening. Each of the charities benefitting from the silent auction will be on hand to share information about their services and promote potential volunteer opportunities. Maria Pabico LaRotonda explains, “We are really excited to come together and not only make money for the artists we care about, but also raise money for charities that need it the most.”
More information about the event is available on ArtReach’s Facebook No Bigger Than a Pie Box.
Revolution Gallery is proud to present their next exhibit of national and international artists in “We Are The Resistance.” This group show is in recognition of Women’s History Month, and for the solidarity that was shown by 5 million people across the globe who joined together for the Women’s March this past January. 10% of the proceeds from sales of the artwork will be donated to Planned Parenthood®. By supporting women’s rights, we support human rights; standing together as a creative population, and as a community.
Don’t miss this special exhibit of all original works from: DK Burger Tricia Butski Anthony Freda Shannon Freshwater A.J. Fries Barbara Hart Felice Koenig Anita Kunz Craig LaRotonda Maria Pabico LaRotonda Nandrysha Arabella Proffer Eric Richardson Carolina Seth Marcos Sorensen Daniele Spellman Katherine Streeter Kelly Vetter Joe Vollan
The Bees Knees is an awareness and fundraising exhibition for HoneyLove, urban bee keepers and activists trying to help our honey bee population. The Exhibition will feature 100 artworks on postcards from artists all around the world. All postcards will be priced $5-$50, and available to take home right away showing your support along with a honey tasting feature local harvested honey. On the back of each postcard is a special message about how you can help the bees. 100% of all sales go to HoneyLove and their commitment to save the bees! We aim to raise awareness, bring hope and also create a dialogue about the importance of bees. http://honeylove.org
July 19th 7-9PM
Alexi Era Gallery
1426 Washington Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63103