The Baltimore fundraiser is the brainchild of Ukrainian-born Present Space member, artist, curator, and Stevenson University images professor Elena Volkova. (Volkova is also a BmoreArt contributor.) This concrete gesture of solidarity is Volkova’s way of “trying to transform grief into a little something productive,” she suggests in an interview. “Better than staying curled-up crying on the floor.” Volkova spoke with BmoreArt previously this month about the thoughts of hopelessness so quite a few of us have felt from abroad viewing the news out of her residence country, and she made a decision to give other Baltimore-primarily based artists the chance to assistance the people today of Ukraine with their very own assets.
That phone has been fulfilled by a lot more than three dozen art donors, from students to established, extremely collectible artists. For any individual who skipped the initial get in touch with, there’s however time to post artwork donations by way of this Google Kind. But just as importantly, Volkova hopes even casual artwork collectors are as generous as lots of artists have been. With all is effective priced at just $100, she encourages attendees to purchase performs from rising artists they might not look at at common gallery costs. With an expected supplying of at minimum 100 artworks, this a person-day function could raise about $10,000 for Ukrainian cultural staff having difficulties with simple requirements these as access to foods and shelter.
So significantly, the rising list of participating artists consists of really a couple close friends of BmoreArt along with names from out of state who have transported down artwork from New York and past:
Eileen Wold, Jacquelyn Phillips, E. Brady Robison, Michael Dax Iacovone, Renee van der Stelt, Jill Fannon Prevas, Se Jong Cho, Wilson Kemp, Ilya Popenko, Paula Gately Tillman, Jessie and Katey, J.M. Giordano, Lou Joseph, René Treviño, Mark Isaac, Billy Friebele, Elena Johnston, Bart O’Reilly, Bonnie J. Schupp, Larson Shindelman (Nate Larson & Marni Shindelman), Stephen Marc, Anne Leighton Massoni, Molly Roberts, Milana Braslavsky, Sarah Clough, Nicole Herbert, Joshua Levy, Gabriela Bulisova, Matthew Moore, Mark Donoghue, Maksym Prykhodko, Asya Livshits, Lynn Silverman, Julie Wallace, Regina DeLuise, Walter Levy, Nate Larson, Jay Gould, and Jonna McKone.