I know it's been a while since I posted anything... but things have been moving along. I did an Afternoon Salon (art and opera), which exposed this project to a whole new audience. While there, I met a woman who is on the board of Young Arts Arizona which, among other things, partners with local schools to bring art opportunities to children and teenagers. I'll be doing an "artist in residence" gig at a local high school... teaching them about digital art and other work I do. I mention this because this organization might be another worthy group to reap the benefits of the charitable component of this project. More on that as my relationship with them continues. In the meantime, I have an appointment next week with the Shemer Art Center to discuss the same thing with them. I'll keep you updated on both of those possibilities.
I am also attending a meeting next weekend to discuss the future of the artLink organization. artLink sponsor's First Friday, Art Detour and other events in Phoenix. I used to serve on its board as Treasurer (in my previous life as an accountant). If I could interest artLink in participating in this project somehow, it would be a good shot in the arm in terms of expanding interest and participation. We'll see.
I've now filled almost three gallon jugs with pennies! I'm pleased that so many people like my work and want to be part of this. It is a testament to people's appreciation of the arts... and that is what I hoped for.
The Arizona summer is a trying time and I haven't been doing much in the way of exhibitions at my studio, so things are slow. They should pick up in a month or two. But know that even when I'm not posting, I'm always involved with pursuing this project and its progress!
That's it for now....