“The Thing With Feathers” charity art show opened on Thursday, May 15th, in the beautiful Waterfall Building exhibition space in Vancouver, BC. The exhibition continued until May 23rd.
The show featured over 50 colour photographs taken in Cambodia and Ethiopia as part of a self-directed documentary project about the humanitarian work of HOPE International Development Agency in developing countries. 100% of the proceeds raised by the show, nearly $11,000 CAD, were donated to HOPE.Read the message from Art…
“Hope” is the thing with feathers—
That perches in the soul—
And sings the tune without the words—
And never stops—at all—
And sweetest—in the Gale—is heard—
And sore must be the storm—
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm—
I’ve heard it in the chillest land—
And on the strangest Sea—
Yet, never, in Extremity,
It asked a crumb—of Me.
I spent the winter of 2013—2014 traveling alongside HOPE International Development Agency documenting their work in developing countries. These travels took me from marshlands of Cambodia to the mountain tops of Ethiopia, and “The Thing With Feathers” show comes as a result of these experiences. Its purpose is to raise more funds for HOPE, to assist them with their important work, to support their dedication to uplifting those who need it most and, in my opinion, those who truly deserve it. All the proceeds from the exhibition will go to the organization.
HOPE International Development Agency is an international not-for-profit organization based in New Westminster, BC. Their mission is to improve the supply of basic human necessities for those in need in the developing world, and to challenge, educate, and involve North Americans on development issues. Their many projects provide the world’s poor with clean water and sanitation. They help struggling farmers develop sustainable agriculture. They provide education and literacy programs for children in need. They offer emergency and rehabilitation services in zones of disaster and war. And they aid with the reduction of spread of AIDS and HIV.
Fall in love with them like I have, and join me in support for their cause.
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