Great strides have been made in the healing process of HIV/AIDS in recent years. However, not everyone can get access to that process – like children, especially those who are disadvantaged, in particular. And that is Camp Heartland’s purpose. Mike Welton, an accomplished visual artist in the glbt community has donated his work to Camp Heartland events in the past but this year he and his long time friend and CH Executive Director Patrick Kindler are teaming up with with others to hold their first Visual Arts Fundraiser. It’s called NKB40 for One Heartland. 40 artists will be featured with live music by Ben Kyle. Refreshments served.
Welton shares “Instead of a auction it is a sale where people come in and meet and greet the artists get to know them, then purchase Paintings. 20% of the sale goes directly to One Heartland the rest goes to the artist. This way both organization and artist get the benefit of the show. I hope this starts a new venue for Painters to find new collectors and at the same time create awareness for a camp for HIV/AIDS kids that is right out of Minnesota.”
He adds “I work from my studio at Northrup King Building where it is a natural fit to round up a significant number of artists to host a Gala event in the building third floor gallery. The painters in the show are all from the building so the opportunity to see there studios are also there.
All the artists are excited to participate and are bring there contacts and connections to the show as well.”
The paintings will continue to be shown through Mar. 30.
NKb40 for One Heartland Fundraiser
Friday, March 28 from 5 to 11 pm
Northrup King Bldg, 1500 Jackson St. NE, Mpls.