Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Creatives Project seeks arts supplies for summer drive

Posted By on Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 3:38 PM

By now, you've probably seen one of these little red baskets somewhere around town:

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The theory that Atlanta has been invaded by psychedelic witches leaving red bags of evil juju everywhere may be compelling, but the truth is that these are actually good red baskets, and you're meant to put something in them.

The Creatives Project (TCP) and The Addo Foundation are seeking donations of new and gently-used art supplies at participating galleries, shops, cafes, and restaurants this summer to benefit the 2012-13 outreach initiatives through TCP's Community Arts Program. The new and gently-used art supplies you provide will benefit young artists in need.

The organization includes on its wish-list, equipment for:

DRAWING: graphite pencils, charcoal, pastels, india ink, colored pencils, watercolor pencils, carbon paper, tracing paper, blank sketchbooks, markers/sharpies, and all types of drawing paper: newsprint, bristol, etc.

PAINTING: paints: acrylic and watercolor (tubes & pans), various sized brushes, all types of canvas: boards, stretched, unstretched, watercolor paper, paper tape, palettes, sponges, & mural supplies: paint rollers & trays, drop cloths, & large brushes

PRINTMAKING: waterbased inks, plexiglass, spray bottles, linoleum blocks, linoleum cutters, x-acto knives and blades, brayers, wooden spoons, silkscreens, photo emulsion, and squeegees

PHOTOGRAPHY: 35mm cameras, 35mm film (b&w,color) digital cameras, camera bags, digital photo printer, flatbed scanner with film holder

MISCELLANEOUS: construction paper, glue (sticks, rubber cement, elmer's, etc...), scissors, rulers, matt board, matt cutter and blades, tape (scotch, masking, painters), drawing boards, horses & easels.

Donations are tax deductible, and the red baskets are located at the following witchcraft-proof locations:

Buckhead: BINDERS, KAI LIN ART, BILL LOWE, MASON MURER, *MOCA GA, & SAM FLAX

Eastside: ABV, BARBARA ARCHER, BEEP BEEP, DOO, KIBBEE, MINT, OCTANE, THE ARTS EXCHANGE, WHITESPACE & *YOUNG BLOOD GALLERY

Westside: ACAC, ASTOLFI ART, *EMILY AMY GALLERY, FALL LINE PRESS, JENNIFER SCHWARTZ, SANDLER HUDSON, OCTANE, POEM 88, THE GOAT FARM ARTS CENTER, DIGITAL ARTS STUDIO

Downtown: VSA ARTS of GEORGIA

Decatur: SEEN GALLERY

Roswell: REGENCY FINE ART AND FRAMES

For more information about the drive, visit TCP's website.

The Creatives Project, an Atlanta non-profit that seeks to strengthen the local arts community through outreach and education, has also recently announced its first offering of subsidized housing through its Artist-in-Residency program, The Creative Community Housing Project.

The program currently provides six local artists with promotional support, exhibition opportunities, and free studio space at the Goat Farm Arts Center in Atlanta. But a new partnership with Atlanta real-estate investment firm Pohl Real Estate will expand the program to include housing. This fall, two local artists will be selected to share a three-bedroom EarthCraft-renovated home located in the historic west Atlanta neighborhood of Adair Park. For more information or to apply, visit TCP.

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