This project is amazing, and I can get all romantic and sappy about it. But really, it is. I had this tiny idea in late September :: to talk to people about love. And look where we are now :: interviews, community arts workshop, and this amazing exhibition. It’s all bigger than I ever could have imagined.
This has been a community powered event. I have planted the seed and watched the community make it into what it is today. Though it has been entirely volunteer run, and free of cost, we are encountering some costs with the exhibition… One artist is building a robot that writes love letters and a listening booth, where you can connect with the interviews. The same artist is doing woodcuts of all the questions we have explored, so even that will be art. Wood, materials, phones… we need these things to complete it to the community’s vision. We need this to make it as great as it can be.
But I have dreams for this project to continue as well. It seems strange to end it after seeing what can happen when community connects. So, I ask for your help, the community. I would like to continue this project, in a non-profit community arts outreach way. I will be revealing more projects in the weeks and months to come, ways to connect people, ways to bring more art into the community. But I need your help now. Not only to help with expenses for the reception and show, but also to keep powering this towards the future.
Let’s support arts in our community. Let’s support connections of people through out experiences. Let’s see where we can take this. Let’s see what happens when we support love through art. I would really appreciate any donation for the upcoming exhibition and for the future of the project. Let’s power this forward.
*Etsy artist DarkroomandDearly