artLOVE Fort Worth
Project Success Fort Worth
October 7 - 29, 2016
Reception: October 7, 2016; 6 - 9pm
Project Success Fort Worth is thrilled to be exhibiting artwork in preparation for their inaugural fundraiser, artLOVE Fort Worth on Wednesday, October 26 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Artwork from both the community and from youth in the program will be on display. Some items will be for sale in the gallery, and others will be available via silent and live auction at the event. Local artists who have contributed are Jerry Johnston, Todd Gutmann, Susan M. Henry, Gordon Henry and Robert Ballance, among others.
At the fundraising event, you will also have an opportunity to meet international artist Alexandra Grant, founder of the grantLOVE project, of which artLOVE Fort Worth is a part. Ms. Grant is a text-based artist who uses language and networks of words as the basis for her work in painting, drawing and sculpture. She has been the subject of shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Contemporary Museum (Baltimore), and galleries in the US and abroad. She just published her second book, Shadows, with actor Keanu Reeves.
On Sunday, October 23, there will also be a screening in the Scott Theater of the art film by Alexandra Grant, “Taking Lena Home”, a documentary about the discovery and subsequent return of a tombstone of a baby girl who died in 1880. The journey of unraveling the history and roots of this curious object serves as the topic of adventure in this first-time film project. This film has already won numerous awards across the country, and is sure to be a hit with local genealogists and history enthusiasts.
The mission of Project Success Fort Worth is to mentor homeless youth so they can break the cycle of displacement by providing a creative outlet through art. Weekly, volunteers go to the shelter to gather interested youth aged 12 - 18 who are taken to a boardroom at the local police station. A hot meal is provided and participants work to create art projects and crafts that express their thoughts, hopes and dreams. This artwork is sold at various art festivals throughout Tarrant County, and 75% of the proceeds go to the each artist to purchase items they need.