Backpack Fever: Nourishing Our Future
Who’s Eligible: MCA Artist Members
Title of Event: Nourishing Our Future – Backpack Fever FUNdraiser!
Purpose: To honor beloved local artist Bob Kuperberg (he’s turning 90!) and to Raise Funds for Food4Kids
Description of Event: Marion Cultural Alliance invites artists to design and decorate one-of-a-kind white canvas backpack. Local ‘celebrities’ will model the backpacks which will be available for purchase during the silent and live auctions. The cocktail reception event is scheduled for July 23rd, 2020, 5:30-7:30pm at Brick City Center for the Arts, 23 SW Broadway Street, and is in honor of local artist Bob Kuperberg’s 90th birthday celebration. All proceeds will be donated to Food4Kids, a project of Interfaith Emergency Services with the goal of “No Hungry Children”. Food4Kids partners with schools to raise funds and collect food, pack food into backpacks for hungry children, and distribute the backpacks at school on Fridays to provide weekend food for the children the program serves. Backpacks are returned to school on Monday, and the process is repeated. The event will be advertised online, social media, newsletters, and email via Interfaith and Marion Cultural Alliance as well as other local businesses, service and social clubs.
Entry Process: The blank backpacks will be available after May 8, and finished backpacks are due back July 15. Pick up and drop-off of backpacks are at MCA’s The Brick Gallery. Artists are to submit a statement telling a story about their commitment to the event, the children, and the community, as well as set retail value of their artistically adorned backpack, and attend the event free of charge.
Mediums: All mediums are accepted and encouraged. The selection of supplies is up to each artist but must be permanent and waterproof. Backpacks will be available for pick up by appointment only. Please email [email protected] to schedule a date/time to pick up your blank backpack.
Deadline & Drop Off of Submissions: July 15, 2020 at The Brick Gallery (between 10am – 4pm)
Event Reception: Thursday, July 23, 2020 (5:30 – 7:30pm)
Event Location: Brick City Center for the Arts (23 SW Broadway St.)
Event Organized by: The Kuperberg Family