My friend Sean founded Project Hope in 2007 and I was fortunate enough to participate in the inaugural show. I am involved again this year and have donated two handmade journals that will be part of the silent auction. (I will be posting photos of my work in the next few days, so come back and see what I made!) Project Hope is an incredible cause, and I'm blessed to be a part of it. I have included the details below and attached the promo poster. If you are in the Oklahoma City area, come on out! I hope to see you there!
Here are the details for this year's show. The benefit is the Dalit Freedom Network, a group we are thrilled to be supporting. This year we will be standing with 300 million people in India who have been oppressed for generations. This is not just another art show. The Dalits in India can and will be affected by you, Oklahoma City! Get in touch with us to find out how you can help!
WHAT Project Hope is about lending aid to a global humanitarian crisis. It's about dispelling the myth that we can't help solve a global problem from thousands of miles away. It's about art, music, and saving lives. This year we are teaming with Dalit Freedom Network to bring relief to over 300 million people in India that are oppressed and labeled as "untouchable".
WHO We are featuring Oklahoma artists that want to help abolish caste, now and forever! Giving of their talent and communicating in their own unique way to bring a little hope to a people who may have not been given any.
WHERE Urban Art is located at 1218 N. Western and is home to the Istvan Gallery, Art Fusion Studio, and Blue Sage Studios.
WHEN Saturday, December 6th from 7-11 pm. See you there.
WHY Just to help. At it's heart, that is all Project Hope is trying to do. To use the talent and work of local artists to be a small voice of hope in a loud world of injustice. To raise money for Health Care, Education, and other assistance to people suffering oppression in India. This is completely non-profit. All money will go to the Dalit Freedom Network.