FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WHAT: Twitter Art Exhibit: Moss, Norway
Benefiting Home-Start Moss
Thursday, March 12, 2015, 6 - 9 PM
Show runs March 12 - March 26, 2015
Moss Library, Fossen 22, 1530 Moss, Norway
Monday to Thursday: 10 AM - 7 PM
Wednesday to Friday: 10 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday: 11 AM – 3 PM
David Sandum, Curator
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Twitter Art Exhibit: Moss features original postcard sized art created and donated by artists from all around the world. The sale of this original art benefits Home-Start Moss. The entire exhibit is carried out by an unpaid, volunteer corps of organizers and artists; there is no entry fee, and artists of all career levels are encouraged to participate, making it possible for emerging talent to appear alongside seasoned professionals.
Costs associated with the exhibition space for Twitter Art Exhibit: Moss have been underwritten by anonymous donors.
A spirit of generosity imbues this exhibition, as it has from its inception. Twitter Art Exhibit: Moss is the fifth installment of this worldwide art experience, uniting artists from every part of the globe through social media in support of a worthy cause. David Sandum, a Swedish-born artist and social media influencer in the field of Fine Arts, first conceived of the open exhibition in 2011 as a vehicle for doing good through online community building.
The first exhibition hoped for 140 entries, symbolic of the 140 characters used on Twitter. The response was so enthusiastic that 260 cards were submitted from 24 countries, and Sandum raised enough funds to buy 221 new children’s books for a struggling library in Moss, Norway.
The second exhibition, also held in Moss in 2012, attracted 360 artists from 32 nations. This time around, Sandum raised $4,000 USD for an abused women’s shelter.
The third exhibition, held in Los Angeles in 2013 and organized by curators Nat George and Virginia Arce, marked the launch of Twitter Art Exhibit on the international scene. 502 artists from 35 countries helped raise $7,000 for Art Division, an organization mentoring underprivileged youth in preparation for careers in the visual arts.
The fourth exhibition, held in Orlando, Florida in 2014 was organized by artist and curator Robin Maria Pedrero, raising over $7,000 from works donated by 559 participating artists from 35 countries. Funds provided scholarships for one year for eleven special needs dancers at the Center for Contemporary Dance in Winter Park, FL.
In 2015, Twitter Art Exhibit returns to its birthplace of Moss, Norway. Hundreds of local and international artists are expected to participate. Postcard art entries will be displayed and sold at a price of $35/200kr each on opening night, Thursday March 12th, 2015, at the Moss Library, through March 26, 2015. All proceeds benefit Home-Start Moss. This event is FREE to attend and open to the public.
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