“CHOOSE THE WOLF YOU FEED”
An old women told her granddaughter: “My child, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, and resentment. The other is good. It is joy, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, and bravery.” The girl thought about it, and asked, “Grandmother, which wolf wins? The old woman quietly replied, “The one you feed.”
At Redefine Gallery we love to support and encourage the next generation of artists. Our exhibit this month is a special collaboration with the local art group: ArtReach Orlando. We teamed up with ArtReach and artist Boy Kong to put together an art show featuring a group of children that live in the community of Bithlo. ArtReach has been working with these children on various art projects, and we will be showcasing a few of the works they have produced, as well as some photography focusing on these children in their community, by photographer Wille J. Allen Jr.
This event is free and open to the public – Donations and a portion of art sales will go to benefit ArtReach Orlando and the children they work with.
Donations and purchases can be made at the gallery. Donations are also accepted on the ArtReach website here: artreachorlando.org/
Below is more information about ArtReach Orlando and what they do.
ArtReach Orlando is an art outreach program that works with children in underserved areas of Orange County, Florida. We are a 501 © 3 non-profit that explores the nexus between art and social justice.
Our Mission: ArtReach Orlando supports art projects that foster creativity and hope, develop self-esteem, and offer children a platform to reflect, re-vision, and rejoice. By fostering creativity, we are encouraging and empowering children to imagine the positive changes they wish to see and be in their own lives, their communities, and the world.
SAAFE: Social Awareness – Arts For Empowerment is a special initiative and partnership between ArtReach Orlando and The Orlando Repertory Theatre. SAAFE combines visual, written, and dramatic arts programming to engage middle school students in conversation about how we treat one another and give them insight into the dynamics of bullying. The interactive programming provides students the ability to explore bullying from the inside-out; understand why people bully, the causes & effects of bullying, and the individual part they play in bullying. We hope this program will create an open conversation about bullying to raise awareness and help students understand how they can address it in their own school community.
*Art Truck Mobile Classroom:
Last summer ArtReach Orlando became the proud owners of a 1989 Born Free camper. The camper has been converted to our very own Mobile Art Classroom. Full Blown Advanced Automotive restored the truck, and Hittn Skins designed its graphic wrap, customizing it into a functioning art studio. The art truck made its debut voyage in March 2015. This amazing mobile art classroom has enabled ArtReach to provide hands-on arts programming featuring professional local artists to children and their families in underserved areas of Orlando and Orange County. ArtReach is “Taking the Art Mobile!”
*Community Outreach: Bithlo United Global Outreach and Orange County Academy
In 2012, ArtReach Orlando began working with students at Orange County Academy in Bithlo, FL through a community outreach initiative with United Global Outreach. ArtReach provided a free children’s summer art camp in partnership with Orange County Academy and hired award-winning photojournalist, Wille J. Allen Jr., to document the faces, culture and living conditions of Bithlo residents. The children’s artwork and photographers were featured in an installation called the “Welcome to Bithlo” Art Show in August of 2012. The exhibit called attention to the past, present and future of an ignored community in Central Florida. We are excited to announce that we have returned to Bithlo! ArtReach Orlando’s Artist-in-Residence, Jenn Benner, is currently providing art classes once a week to students at Orange County Academy and we will be offering a special free winter break art camp. Orange County Academy is a K-12 school that takes in children who have fallen through the cracks of public school education and who need a little more love and attention. We’re so honored to be a part of the great work being done there.
“CHOOSE THE WOLF YOU FEED”
November 19 2015
6pm – 9pm
29 S. Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801
Show runs through Dec 11 2015