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Friday, November 2, 2012

Ampersand is Generous during EAST

Shadows in the Ash by Andrea Pramuk

Ampersand Art Supply is proud to co-sponsor a special exhibition entitled Collective Sense that opens during the upcoming East Austin Studio Tour. This initiative is part of a new outreach program designed to give back to the local Austin arts community. Organized by Generous Art, an online gallery that supports both artists and non-profits, the exhibition features three of their artist members:  Andrea PramukKerry Schroeder, and Judith Simonds. These artists present a cohesive look at how the power and fragility of life can be seen and expressed from three unique points of view, each drawing inspiration from the natural world.

All three artists are contributing members of GenerousArt.org and eagerly accepted the invitation to participate in this show. Founded by Austin artist Jennifer Chenoweth as a way to bring collectors, artists and non-profits together, Generous Art donates 40% of each sale to the collector’s non-profit of choice and another 40% goes to the artist.

All three artists created work on a variety of Ampersand panels including Claybord and Gessobord specifically for this fundraising event, a good number of which are presented in frames provided by Jerry's. Both the panels and frames used in the exhibition are available for sale at both the Jerry's store in Austin and online.

By purchasing a work of art from Collective Sense through Generous Art, 40% of the sale will benefit these fantastic non-profit organizations. Artwork can be purchased both in person and online, either option will benefit the participating non-profits listed below.

[Preview the art here]

Collective Sense is jointly being sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama, PeopleFund and Center61. Jerrys Artarama is an art supply store for painting supplies, picture framing and more at discount prices. Jerry’s can be found both locally in Austin and online. PeopleFund provides small business loans as well as business assistance and education to people with otherwise limited access to such resources such as artists and creatives. Center61 serves Austin-based nonprofits and social entrepreneurs through access to collaborative workspace and professional facilities.

Still No Rain by Kerry Schroeder
You are invited to see the exhibition, meet the artists, and enter to win great raffle prizes from Ampersand and Jerry's like free custom panels and art supplies.

Exhibition Details:

November 10-11
November 17-18
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
both weekends

Center61
2921 E 17th St
Austin, TX 78702
Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Andrea Pramuk
Marketing Director
Ampersand Art Supply

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