This past year has been an amazing one for the EXPO Collective. From thinking about the opportunities we had to actually fulfilling and going through with them, we’re excited to host our sixth original art exhibit this December. Not only are we excited to end the year strong, moving on to 2015, but we’re ending it strong in partnership and support of the arts. This is the first time EXPO will be showing an original show outside of Blue |1647 and partnering with another nonprofit organization.
As you may know, we’ve been working out of Blue |1647 since last October, constantly discussing the idea of traveling around the city with successful exhibits, bringing the community together through art. Now, we’re actually taking the opportunity to do it at The Miracle Center, a non-profit geared toward aiding youth development through the arts, among other things.
Opening December 5, we will be working alongside TMC, creating pieces of art that align with Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” their winter production for a show titled “Once Upon A Miracle Center.” Not only will we be hosting the art exhibit, but all art pieces will be up for silent auction for one night only, with half of the proceeds going to the center.
This is an exciting opportunity for us, since we’re not only putting up a show, but we’re aiding in the development of youth productions and projects by donating to TMC. This is the epitome of art helping art and we’re extremely proud to have a part in this.
The exhibit will run the length of the show at the center located at 2311 North Pulaski Road and we encourage everyone to attend one of the performances. Tickets can be found on the TMC website.
Not only will you get to see extremely talented youth show off their stuff as Belle, Gaston and the Beast, but you’ll have the opportunity to take home an original piece of art, made especially for the occasion.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
Update: Not only will this event take place on Walt Disney’s birthday, but Walt Disney’s Birthplace has decided to join in on the fun! Check out this note from Todd Regan, executive director of The Walt Disney Birthplace Restoration Project.
We’re with you! See everyone there!