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Call for Art: KMB Artisan Auction 2016

Call for Artists

Ellen Bennett lost her daughter, Katie, in 2013, to anorexia.

Anorexia is an insidious, brain based disease, with life threatening consequences and a 20% mortality rate, the highest of all mental illnesses. A doctor who consulted on Katie’s case in Denver told me later her brain was “hijacked” by the disease; this term helped me begin to understand why this disease is so devastating. He also used the phrase, “it was like dealing with a terrorist, extreme, irrational and so incomprehensible”. Eating disorders are not a choice, they are life threatening diseases.

Ellen Bennett, Director of KMB for Answers
Livonia, NY

KMB Newsletter

Strings for Success

“Whenever I’m angry or when I just need some time alone, I always pick up my violin. My violin is like my best friend.” ~ Evelyse Cruz, 6th grade

Flyer 2016

This art opportunity came to me from the massively creative Linda Connor Cass, whose exquisite jewelry you can see on Loudee’s Jewelry.

Calling all artist friends!! Please consider donating art for a silent auction for this wonderful program!

The women that are behind this are so wonderful and dedicated, you cannot help but be inspired. 100% of the money raised goes to support this program. Let’s help our children have bright futures in the arts and learn the benefits of having positive goals for the future!!!

Email me with any questions – be sure to put Strings for Success in the subject so I can respond right away. You can also call or text me at 585.507.3306. Or just drop off donations at the Center of Youth (905 Monroe Ave). Please label all donations: “Strings for Success Silent Auction”

You can read more about the Strings for Success Program here. Even better, watch this wonderful video!

African Fabric (and more!) Sale

Foodlink Collage

Thursday, March 10, 5 PM – 8 PM

Foodlink
1999 Mt Read Blvd
Rochester, New York 14615

Many more photos of the beautiful offerings can be found on the Facebook event page.

A plethora of authentic African fabrics and tapestries have been left to Foodlink in the estate of a long-time donor in the hopes that they would help to raise funds for our community programs. We invite you to join us at Foodlink on March 10th* to take a look at these beautiful fabrics and consider purchasing some for your own collection. 100% of the proceeds benefit Foodlink!

For more information on how our programs fight the root causes of hunger in the community, please visit: FoodlinkNY.org.

George Eastman Museum Fundraiser Results

Need More Ornaments Collage

For the 4th year now, Rochester Artisan members have decorated a small tree with handmade ornaments and donated it back to the George Eastman Museum. It’s part of a holiday-themed fundraiser for the George Eastman Museum. For 10 days or so, one can visit the museum and see the collection of locally made gingerbread houses – plus wreaths and trees are sold through silent auction. The Museum supplies the 3′ artificial tree with lights. (Quantities are limited so if you or your organization would like to do this too, contact Kathy Connor at the museum, to be added to the mailing list so you will be notified when trees become available.)

Here’s what Kathy wrote in her thank you letter to Rochester Artisans:

“Your tree went for $105. The funds raised from this program went into our fresh flower fund this year. This fund helps us to continue a tradition Mr. Eastman himself started on having fresh flower arrangements in the restored rooms of his home. Of course Mr. Eastman had three functioning greenhouses to use for this purpose. We do not, so must buy our flowers wholesale and them arrange them in a historically accurate way, as Mr. Eastman’s flower arrangers did.”

Interesting! Who knew? (And that’s an all-time high bid for our tree, I believe. We’re usually in the $60-range, as I recall.) A big thank you to all our members who helped – you’re the best!

Mark your calendar for our next Eastman tree decorating party / Artisan Social – Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 @ 6-8:30pm. Please note, we’ve learned that we can’t have enough ornaments – we need about 30 total, minimum. Get crafting! 🙂

SewGreen@Rochester

Sew Green Rochester

Increase the self-sufficiency of Rochester’s young people and adults by teaching them the skills of sewing, knitting, and needlework, and supplying the tools and materials they need at low to no cost. Through classes, camps, programs, rentals of space and equipment, and sales of fabric and sewing materials donated by the community, SewGreen@Rochester provides everything area residents need to learn to sew.

Rescue and reuse fabric, sewing machines, and all kinds of sewing, knitting, and needlework materials to extend their usefulness and keep them out of landfills. Local reuse consumes no energy for manufacturing and very little for transportation, and it keeps materials out of landfills, reducing overall greenhouse gas emissions.

I’ve added their link to our Giving page because people are always asking, “Where can I donate my no longer needed craft supplies?” Here is SewGreen@Rochester’s wish list.

SewGreen Rochester Wish List

A Soup(er) Event this Friday, January 8

2016 Bowls

What a wonderful Democrat & Chronicle article on Hungerford neighbor Sabra Wood’s annual event!

Cat Clay studio is hosting Winter Warmth, a Soup(er) Benefit Friday, Jan. 8.

Donating money to good causes is nice, says Cat Clay owner/artist Sabra Wood. “But it’s not very rewarding, so I love getting personally involved.”

That’s why she started Sample Soap, a nonprofit that collects personal care items and distributes them to the neediest groups in Rochester.

It’s also why she launched Winter Warmth, a Soup(er) Benefit. The event is held every January in Wood’s Hungerford Building studio, and 100 percent of the proceeds go to Healthy Sisters Soup & Bean Works, a nonprofit that helps women in recovery.

“Let’s face it, January is a dead month,” she says. “This is a wonderful way to pause, take stock and kick of the New Year.”

For $20, guests get ceramic bowls handcrafted and donated by local artists — including Wood, Richard Aerni, Carolyn Dilcher-Stutz (whose work is pictured) and Juliana Drumheller, among others — packages of soup mix from Healthy Sisters, and appetizers and desserts to graze on.

Winter Warmth runs from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, in Suite 242 of the Hungerford Building, 1115 E. Main St. (door 2 by the loading docks). Parking is available at the Hungerford, but don’t park in front of Happy Feet, which is a tow-away zone. Parking also is available at Visions Credit Union across Main Street and at Greenovation.

Last year, 120 bowls were sold at the event, and at least that many will be available this year, Wood says.

For more, go to www.facebook.com/catclayroc or call (585) 414-5643.

Carolyn Dilcher-Stutz

Carolyn Dilcher-Stutz

Nepal Earthquake Fundraiser

Nepal Earthquake Fundraiser

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

Niraj Lama, owner of Happy Earth Tea CREDIT HAPPYEARTHTEA.COM

Niraj Lama, owner of Happy Earth Tea
credit happyearthtea.com

Call for Art: Strings for Success

Photo Courtesy of Sara Joy Tiberio.

Photo Courtesy of Sara Joy Tiberio.

“Playing the violin helps me stay focused.”
“I feel proud of what I do.”
“It takes my mind off the negative stuff.”
“It stimulates my mind.”

(I know a few artists who could use a violin, if it helps with focus, she says, looking in the mirror.)

The String House is a proud supporter of the Strings for Success program. And Bonus! Rochester Artisan Pamela Frame is a teacher there.

The String House is a proud supporter of the Strings for Success program. And Bonus! Rochester Artisan Pamela Frame is a teacher there.

This art opportunity came to me from the massively creative Linda Connor Cass, whose exquisite jewelry you can see on Loudee’s Jewelry.

Calling all artist friends!! Please consider donating art for a silent auction for this wonderful program!

The women that are behind this are so wonderful and dedicated, you cannot help but be inspired. 100% of the money raised goes to support this program. Let’s help our children have bright futures in the arts and learn the benefits of having positive goals for the future!!!

Email me with any questions – be sure to put Strings for Success in the subject so I can respond right away. You can also call or text me at 585.507.3306. Or just drop off donations at the Center of Youth (905 Monroe Ave). Please label all donations: “Strings for Success Silent Auction”

You can read more about the Strings for Success Program here, and about the May 26 Strings for Success Benefit 2015, including the Silent Auction for the art.

Linda Collage

Flour City Dessert Auction

Dessert Auction

For the third year, Love146ROC will be hosting the Flour City Dessert Auction benefiting the Center For Youth & Love146 ‘s fight against modern day slavery!

This year we have a SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER:

ROB MORRIS – PRESIDENT OF LOVE146

The night will include:
Live Auction – Local Bakers
Silent Auction – Home Bakers
Music – Woodland Row (Hannah Moore & Cotter Moore)
Catered Hors d’oeuvre – Corner Bakery Café
Coffee – Java’s

When:
March 6th, 2015
Doors open at 6:00pm, Auction begins at 7pm

Where:
Cathedral Hall, 4th Floor, Auditorium Center
875 E. Main Street, Rochester, NY 14605

FREE PARKING behind the Auditorium

Tickets:
Please consider purchasing your tickets in advance to allow for smoother check-in the night of the event.

Home Bakers:
Do you love to bake in your home kitchen? Please consider making a donation of your own home-baked confection in the form of cakes, cupcakes, cookies or other desserts; this will be contributed to the silent auction.

Professional Bakers:
Please consider making a donation of a cake or dessert to be used in the Flour City Dessert Auction. Your contribution will make an impact on the progress toward the abolition of modern day slavery in our community and around the world. Thank you!

To donate or volenteer please contact: Love146ROC@gmail.com.

Call for Art: Art Builds Community

East Irondequoit CSD Banner

Dear Artist,

My name is Melissa Phillips. I’m the art teacher at Ivan L. Green Primary School on Brown Road in East Irondequoit. I’d like to give you an opportunity to support our students and community by being part of our fourth annual….

Art Builds Community Dinner

In March 2015, the Ivan L. Green Primary and Durand-Eastman Intermediate schools will be hosting this event. The purpose of this community event is:

* To raise money and collect food for the Irondequoit Community Food Cupboard.
* To promote community service and make connections within our community.
* To raise awareness and support for the visual arts (March is Youth Art Month).
* To raise awareness and support for the music program (March is Music in our Schools month).

We would like to invite all artists and crafters to donate artwork for an art auction at this event.

We are looking for items with a value of under $20 (or gift certificates) for a ticket auction. The tickets will be available to purchase for .50 cents and participants will place their tickets in a container for the item they want to try to win. If you would like to donate an art work worth between $20 and $40 we will put it in a ticket auction where tickets will be $2 apiece.

We are looking for paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, pottery, jewelry, scrapbooking, quilting, fiber arts, etc. If you plan to donate we request all contributors complete the brief information form that is attached. All artwork must be delivered to Durand Eastman or Ivan Green by February 13th.

The ABC Dinner is an event held at Durand Eastman on March 5, 2015, 5:30 – 7:30pm. Contributors are invited to attend the event; tickets are available for purchase for $5 which covers the pizza dinner and includes the student art show, community art show and performances. Proceeds of this event will be donated to the Irondequoit Community Cupboard.

I can be reached by email at Melissa_phillips@eastiron.monroe.edu.

On behalf of the ABC committee I would like to thank you in advance for you time, effort and (hopefully) donation in investing in our students’ education.

Sincerely,

Melissa Phillips

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