|The Arts Center building in Southbridge|
Great news folks – the wonderful people at the Quinebaug Valley Council for the Arts and Humanities have invited me to show the Art Hearts project at their gallery in February! This is a fantastic opportunity to create awareness of Congenital Heart Defect, and introduce new people to the mission of Olivia’s Heart Fund.
This show will display the Art Hearts as a work in progress. I have completed twelve hearts, and am working on number thirteen now, anticipating that it will be ready for this event. The photographer Jessica Coristine has met with nine of the families, taking wonderful portraits of the participants who have let us tell their stories. Both the artwork and the portrait will work together to show the face of CHD in our community. I will also create a multimedia presentation that will make it possible to read a synopsis of each participant’s story and the evolution of the artwork.
That leaves us with plenty to do in the next two weeks! Pete and Julie at Olivia’s Heart Fund are working to help bring all the elements together, and Kim (volunteer extraordinaire) has hooked us up with Jason at Crestar Picture Framing, who has generously offered to handle all of our framing needs for the event.
If you are in the area, or wish to support us and families struggling with Congenital Heart Defect, please come to the Art Hearts opening reception! There will be refreshments served, and Pete, Julie and I will be there to meet people and speak about the project.
Art Hearts Exhibit
Show dates: February 3rd – 26th
Opening reception: Friday February 3rd, 6-9pm
Location: Quinebaug Valley Council for the Arts and Humanities, (the Arts Center)
Address: 111 Main Street Southbridge, MA 01550