The centerpiece of our annual fundraiser this June will be dolls. Nearly 40 of them! The children at the orphanage make these wonderful, whimsical dolls out of banana fiber (the stuff you strip off the bottom of the banana tree.) The dolls have always been big sellers at our events; they are clamored over, actually. Each has a distinct personality, and all are beautiful. This year, we are asking area artists to select a doll and do a “collaboration” with the child who created it. The artist will alter or decorate the doll any way he/she sees fit.
The really exciting part is that some of Kansas City’s preeminent artists have agreed to take on this project – indeed a generous gift of their time and talent. The artists will have the doll for about a month to put their “signature” on it and transform it into a new piece. Among those who have kindly taken on the challenge are ceramicists, painters, printmakers and fabric artists.
Just to whet your appetite for the June 25th auction, here is a sampling of some of the amazing and highly respected artists who have graciously agreed to participate:
Archie Scott Gobber
Included in this fantastic mix of creative rock stars will be art educators, high school students and emerging artists.
Original paintings and drawings by the orphanage children will also be available for purchase. African crafts will be for sale in our Kajjansi Marketplace.
Food and drinks. Music provided by Blue Orleans. Fun for all ages!
This is an event you won’t want to miss.
Mark you calendars and tell your friends (by forwarding this email using the link below).
We look forward to seeing you on
Where & When
Date:Friday, June 25, 2010
Time:7 PM – 10 PM
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center
Kansas City, MO