Monday, August 14, 2017

Build Hope, Not Walls

What an honor to be one of 150 artists from across the USA to be invited to participate
in a powerful exhibit--Build Hope, Not Walls.  

We artists were invited to create and donate for auction an art brick that reflects our individual style.  
The collective display of these bricks will then comprise one exhibit on October 13-15, 2017,
at the Big Medium Gallery at Canopy in Austin, TX, (project sponsor)
 916 Springdale Road, Bldg, #2, Austin TX  78702.
Big Medium is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and
promoting contemporary art in Texas.

As Nick Ramos explains, this project began very naturally where an idea led to a conversation,
whereby the whole thing took on a life of its own.  Nick realized he did not want to create a
non-profit organization, but rather he wished to reach out to 4 local refugee and immigrants organizations
to support them in their efforts by raising funds for and awareness about their work.

All proceeds of the auction will benefit:
Preemptive Love Coalition
Refugee Services of Texas

In creating a positive message for this project, writer Jason M. Rubin
helped translate the vision into beautiful words.  
Those words are illustrated by Simone Oppes.
You can follow updates for "Build Hope, Not Walls" on facebook:

Let us all hold in our hearts and souls, the belief that
peace and love abide in a world where we
build hope, not walls.

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