Details & online application are here.
This sounds like a really exciting opportunity! It warms my heart when anyone is interested in local art. And they are willing to pay! Honestly, I was expecting the benefit to the artists to be “exposure”. I can’t type or say “exposure” without written or air quotes around that word. As my friend Kelly said to me the other day, “You can die from exposure.”
Thank you for speaking with me earlier. Per your request, I am e-mailing you some specifics of what we are looking for.
DRNY (Disability Rights New York) is a Protection and Advocacy System and Client Assistance Program (P&A/CAP) for persons with both physical and mental disabilities in New York State. We recently opened up a new office in Rochester, New York on 44 Exchange Blvd. and we are looking for about 8-10 pieces of artwork and/or paintings or drawings done by individuals with disabilities that we can display inside our lobby, office space and Board Room.
As mentioned before, our Executive Director would like to reimburse the artists directly for their artwork. Our office walls are neutral (beige and taupe) so vibrant colors shouldn’t be an issue. In thinking of how to work the logistics of this, perhaps it would be beneficial if pictures of available artwork could first be e-mailed to me, as our Executive Director is located in Albany and I would like to share them with him as well. Once we have selected some pieces, we would let the artists know and we could figure out the procedure for obtaining the artworks and paying them.
Interested artists can email me questions and images at Jen.Wilson@disabilityrightsny.org.
DISABILITY RIGHTS NEW YORK
44 Exchange Blvd., Ste 110
Rochester, New York 14614
(800)993-8982 Toll Free
Do you have a creative spirit and see new uses for old things? If so, then we invite you to participate in our 1st Annual Eco-Art Challenge: a community art show focusing on repurposed materials.
This year’s concept: The K-Cup (or any single use coffee cup).
While these pre-packaged coffee pods were designed to provide a more convenient home-brewing experience, the environmental impact of these products is concerning to say the least. As more families invest in single-serve brewing systems, the number of discarded coffee pods has been building up at an alarming rate.
For our 2015 Eco-Art Challenge, we are challenging artists of all ages to create a masterpiece that utilizes K-Cups in a creative way. These pieces will be on display at Spectrum Creative Arts, and three cash prizes will be awarded based on creativity.
Details and online application are found on the Spectrum Creative Arts website.
10:00 – 1:00
What’s the Buzz?
3rd Saturday at Fairport Village Landing
Fairport Pharmacy & Gift Shop features over 60 local artisans & authors, with many goods on sale during this event (prescriptions exluded).
There will also be a soap making demonstration at 11:00 with Christine Murrer of Koala’s Boutique.
Red Bird Market invites you to sample Pittsford’s Popcorn Charlie‘s delicious Kettle Corn and Caramel Popcorn. Also enjoy ice tea made from Naples favorite, Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery‘s liquid ice tea concentrate.
Paul Smith was born in the 1920s with Cerebral Palsy. He overcame his disability to create some amazing and quite unique pieces of art using only 1 finger and 10 keys on an old style typewriter.
He is an outstanding example of the power of the human spirit to overcome adversity and rise to the highest heights of achievement. You will be amazed at what you are about to view in this inspirational video.
~ Angela White ~
Join Rochester Brainery and Happy Earth Tea this Saturday as they co-host a fundraiser to benefit the victims of the recent earthquake that has devestated Nepal. Entry is $10 and includes a sampling of Nepali tea and traditional Nepali snacks of momos (dumplings) and aloo dum (spicy potatoes). We’ll also have a silent auction with donations from The Red Fern, Joe Bean Coffee & more! Local writer Danielle Preiss will have her photos from Nepal for sale.
All proceeds will be equally divided between Ama Foundation and international relief agency CARE that is currently working in the affected parts of Nepal. Ama Foundation provides housing and education to abandoned children in Nepal and is Happy Earth Tea’s social partner.
Read more about how personal this is for Happy Earth Tea owner Niraj Lama