Drawing on Culture: West Africa is the first in what I see to be a series of artworks that explore various cultures from around the world, based on my travels and experiences in those places.

The companion book to the Drawing on Culture exhibit is shaping up...Pre-release edition available only to sponsors! Click for larger view.

Sponsorship

At its core, Drawing on Culture is about stories: the people, their culture, and the world that we share. In order to tell these stories, the next stages of this project include:

  • printing and framing the artwork in preparation for exhibiting the work;
  • public gallery exhibitions and events;
  • completing and printing the companion book.

In addition, I plan on returning to West Africa to visit with the people who are featured in the artwork. My goals here are to compensate each person fairly for their role in the project, as well as to conduct an interview with each person, so that their stories can become part of the book and exhibits.

To do all this, I need your help. I’m seeking sponsorship from organizations and individuals alike to help defray the costs of both printing and framing the artwork as well as the larger goal of involving the communities in West Africa in the project.

Sponsorship benefits include recognition at the entrance to the exhibition as well as in all related print publications and exhibit materials (the book, website, invitations, press releases, etc). Sponsors above the $50 level will receive the pre-release edition of the companion book, which will be shipping out to existing and new sponsors in April 2017.

I welcome your support at any level and will be happy to customize sponsor level and benefits to best suit your needs. Please let me know if you have specific ideas or requests!

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Sponsorship Goal: $5,000

Current Progress:

23%
  • 23% funded
  • $1,130 of $5,000
  • 14 supporters

Sponsorship Wall

I’m deeply grateful for the generous support of the following sponsors who have contributed to the Drawing on Culture exhibit:

Benefactors

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Sustainers

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Patrons

Custom Golf Clubs Salem, NH www.clubsfit4u.com

Supporters

Cindy and Michael O'Leary Holderness, NH
Henry Whipple House B&B Bristol, NH www.thewhipplehouse.com
Phil Biller Moultonborough, NH
Lorentz Music Services Belmont, NH www.JonathanLorentz.com
Tish Hill - Off the Hanger, LLC Plymouth, NH www.offthehangernh.com
BBM Designs Holderness, NH bbmdesigns.com

Backers

Daniel Dunfey Lincoln, NH
Chris Bierbrier Cambridge, MA
Anonymous

Friends

Shelley Kobrenski Acton, Massachusetts
Holly Furlone NH
Kassa Flute Co. kassaflutes.com
Donkilo Afro Jazz donkilomusic.com

Sample Artwork in Frames - Preview

Framing all 30 of these artworks is the next step in this project’s journey! Here’s a preview of what some of the art might look like framed:

About the Exhibit

Drawing on Culture: West Africa is the first in what I see to be a series of artworks that explore various cultures from around the world, based on my travels and experiences in those places.

Consisting of nearly 30 new artworks — many done on location while living in small villages along the Niger River in Guinea — the series attempts to portray the character and personalities of an ancient culture living in the modern world. Each artwork contains a story: who is this person, and what life have they lived? What joys and struggles have they known? By sharing a glimpse into their lives, I hope to reveal the commonalities that connect us as human beings — and celebrate the uniqueness of these people’s particular way of expressing themselves in their own place in space.

Each culture on Earth is a strand in the collective fabric that is our human legacy. As we come to understand that we are all cut from the same genetic cloth, we can begin to see that each culture represents a unique expression of our potential as creative, intelligent beings. The diversity of this fabric must not be further degraded or destroyed.