I’m not as involved with Women in Design KC as I would like to be this year because I’m on the Board of Arts Alive KC, but I participated in this event last year and it was great. Art is often, by its very nature, a very selfish calling. As much as I can manage, I try to use art for the forces of good and the KC chapter of Women in Design consistently supports causes for women and children. Since I like to show the process of making my work and dispelling some of the mystery to art-making, it’s just my kind of event. So here’s the downlow:
MDR-info-sheet – That’s me in the light blue shirt in the photo. Last year it was at the Arts Incubator to benefit the Newhouse Womens’ Shelter and it was packed! This year benefits a violent prevention program.
360 Architecture / in the Crossroads
First Friday / March 4, 2011
6:30 / Happy Hour
7:00 / Live Drawing
8:00 / Silent Auction
Women in Design – Kansas City’s 2011 Spring Program is a live drawing and fundraising event featuring local artists, designers, architects and creatives. Last year’s event drew 300+ attendees and gained lots of local publicity!
This event will consist of a one hour shift with approximately 20-25 artists drawing simultaneously. The audience will have the rare opportunity to watch art come to life and purchase completed drawings in a silent auction format. Art will be drawn towards the theme of EMPOWERMENT. There will also be a concurrent raffle with prizes from local businesses.
All proceeds from the event will benefit Synergy Services, a non-profit violence prevention program in Kansas City.