Mon, 02/06/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Salon Contra: Jacqueline Levine
About This Event
Creative Culture: Art Promoting Youth Empowerment
Artist Jacqueline Levine will kick off this Kickstarter campaign at Salon Contra. A successful campaign will fund her effort to help youth create art that promotes individuality and confidence through bold color and character.
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More about the Kickstarter in Jackie's word:
Hello, my name is Jacqueline Levine. I believe that
art is universal and it is the artist’s job to observe the
challenges that face us and counteract them with a
positive outlook that speaks to the community at large.
For this project, I wish to bring my art and its message
to different cities throughout the United States. As
a society we have faced economic hardship, political
tension, and devastating natural disaster. As a part
of today’s youth I face these challenges myself; as an
artist I seek solutions to personal happiness through
my work. I wish to remind the youth of today to remain
optimistic and proud of their individual differences. It
is these differences and a drive to be happy that will
promote solutions to some of our most difficult societal
issues. My work speaks to this--it is colorful, bold and
strong. Each image is symbolic of an ongoing visual
language that celebrates individuality and a love for
life. The existence of this exhibition is an encouraging
force that I hope will lift the spirits of some who could
use a few colorful characters to brighten up their day.
This project is an expansion of a local pop up exhibition
model that I have employed several times successfully
in my native DC. For this campaign, I will travel in
an RV to select destination cities, installing pop up
exhibitions in each urban area. At each location, a
developer will be contacted and space on lease will
be rented out for 3-4 days during which an opening
and discussion panel about the show will be held for all
attending members of the local community. The show
will contain paintings, sculptures, cartoon books and
merchandise on hand, ready to distribute to members
of the audience. Everyone who attends will be able to
walk out with some part of the work be it big or small.
A website with information on dates and destination
cities will be constructed prior to the project’s launch.
This project is ambitious, and so is the cost. This is
where I need your help. I hope that your support can
make this a reality. I have some amazing stuff I am
offering in exchange and look forward to giving it to
you. Thank you to all you who support this project.