For Immediate Release
July 3, 2012
Goodwill to Host “Art for Everyone” Fundraiser
Art Sale to be held at the Kimball Jenkins School of Art in Concord
Concord, NH – Goodwill Industries of Northern New England announced today that it will hold its semi-annual Art for Everyone: A Collection of Donated Art, on Friday, July 13, from 5 to 8 pm, at the Kimball Jenkins School of Art (266 North Main Street, Concord). The sale will feature over 250 drawings, oils, pastels, posters, prints, and watercolors donated to Goodwill stores in the local community. All pieces of art will be affordably priced.
Previous shows in Concord and Portland, Maine, received an enthusiastic response from the local community and raised needed funds for the agency’s community work. Bob Parker, Special Events Coordinator, noted that the unique feature of the fundraiser is that everyone can walk away with something. “We have pieces for $5 and we have a few pieces for $150 – 200, with most art in the $20-$75 range.” The sale features an original watercolor painting by Maine artist Bill Paxton (1935-2007). Light refreshments and drinks will be served.
Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit Goodwill’s work to help people find jobs, lead independent lives and create more sustainable communities. Pictures of the artwork are available upon request.
Goodwill Industries of Northern New England provides community resources that eliminate barriers to opportunity and help people reach their fullest potential through the power of work. A social enterprise for over 100 years, Goodwill reflects economic, social and environmental sustainability, with a focus on connecting people to marketplace employment. Our services are funded by revenue from retail and recycling operations, grants, fees, and philanthropic gifts. Please visit www.goodwillnne.org for more information.
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