Sunday, September 20, 2009

Image-in Project, Bali: A Charity Art Reception and Auction Saturday October 10, 2009 7:00 PM

The Andrews Gallery, in conjunction with EvenKiel Photography and A Heart For Children (AHFC), is proud to present a charity art auction of photographic images taken by underprivileged orphans in South East Asia.

The Image-in Project travels to under-developed regions with gathered resources, including donated digital cameras, to provide orphaned and/or abandoned children with the opportunity to experience the artistic and creative art of photography. The children, ages seven and up, are given instruction on not only how to operate the cameras, but also on basic concepts of what makes a good photo, raising their awareness of things such as composition, color, and expression. Over a period of two weeks, the children learn about the fundamentals of photography, and are then set free to creatively shoot pictures in their surrounding environments. The results are staggering. The ability of these young children, who live with such hardship, to capture the people around whom they live, the landscapes in which they have grown up, and the spirit of their own surroundings in an honest and straightforward fashion is truly inspiring.

Once the two week photo shoot is over, the images are brought back to the States and are sold in select events geared towards raising funds to send back to the orphanages where these children can hopefully improve their standard of living. AHFC has already used funds raised from these efforts in 2008 to replace the roof of an orphanage in Bali where over one hundred children were constantly awakened by water falling on them during the night.

The Andrews Gallery invites you to an artist’s reception of the kid’s works on Saturday October 10, 2009 at 7:00 PM where these photos will be featured and sold in a continuation of these efforts. This event is free and open to the public. Everyone is encouraged to come out and experience these images first hand to take a piece of art home in support of this good cause.

Visit AHFC and The Image-in Project to view more images and to learn more background information about these efforts.

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