Artist for Humanity End of Summer bash

Aug 17, 2010 by

Artist for Humanity End of Summer bash

Artists For Humanity has had a very busy, very productive summer. The seven week AFH Summer Program which ends this week, employed a total of 113 14 -17 year olds to work with AFH mentors on creative projects in all six AFH EpiCenter studios.

How can anyone adequately describe the transformation that happens to all those kids over the summer? You be the judge. Artists For Humanity is putting on it’s annual end of summer celebration this Thursday August 19th from 4-8. It’s free, always a good time, and a great opportunity to meet some great kids and see their art. Come to celebrate them and their work at the Big End O’ Summer Bash. There are exciting year-end BIG surprises plus food and entertainment that is guaranteed to make you cheer.

Hazy, Crazy, NOT Lazy Days of Summer at ARTISTS FOR HUMANITY

Have you noticed? Over the past year, staff and AFH youth have turned our website http://www.afhboston.com/ into a creative, interactive destination that is kept up to date about new products, special events and breaking news. In addition to social media – Facebook and Twitter which tell it like it is. YouTube is the perfect outlet for the cutting edge, award-winning videos produced by our AFH Digital Media Studio. Most exciting is our blog that gives first- hand accounts by our youth about their creative process with insights, illustrations, video and photos taken by participants in the AFH Photography studio.

In the News: AFH has had quality coverage in print and broadcast this summer – here’s some highlights:

May 25: AFH was the cover story of Boston Business Journal’s Sustainable Boston issue and was named winner of a Green Business Summit Award for the design of the AFH EpiCenter.

June 27: Kershner Williams who works in the AFH Sculpture/ 3-D Design Studio is featured in Boston UnCommon first person in The Boston Sunday Globe Magazine talking about his AFH experience and his ReVision table designs.

July 20: Kat Morgan, a participant in the AFH Photography Studio and AFH Executive/Artistic Director Susan Rodgerson were live in studio for an interview by award winning journalist Callie Crossley on her daily public affairs show on WGBH public radio.

July 29: Susan Rodgerson participated in a day of TEDxBoston at Boston World Trade Center. In addition to the honor of having Susan speaking, AFH had one of very few on-site booths for our youth to show their paintings and designs. TEDxBoston (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) grew out of TED, a non- profit organization whose mission is: ideas worth spreading. Watch the video of Susan.

August 4: Joshua Rosado, Victor Torres and Cameron Akerdolu from the AFH Sculpture/ 3-D Design Studio joined Boston Mayor Thomas Menino for a ribbon cutting ceremony and announcement of three AFH-designed and fabricated bike racks at Brigham Circle. The bike racks were the award winning designs in a state-wide competition. A clip of the event was on the 5 o’clock news on CBS TV-4. event photos here.

Date TBD: A crew from the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric was in Boston in August to shoot a segment featuring AFH. They are coming back this week to film the “finishing touch” – details to you as soon as we know it is in the schedule.

Happenings:

Visitors to Boston’s Quincy Market at Faneuil Hall have a treat in store – the AFH store. It is a 100% AFH production, from the booth design by Dominique Butori from the Sculpture/3-D Design Studio, to the sales force of AFH youth and mentors, to the colorful and humorous tee-shirts for children and adults designed and printed by our youth artists in the AFH Graphics Studio and the Screen Printing Studio. Booth Hours: Friday & Saturdays 10 AM – 9 PM; Sunday Noon – 6:00 PM. Check it out and spread the word!

Also at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, AFH ReVision furniture is on sale at the Local Collection, Boston in the South Market Building #2135

NEW!!! AFH THIRD THURSDAYS ON 3: Starting on October 21, AFH will have OPEN STUDIOS every third Thursday of the month on the 3rd Floor of the EpiCenter from 5 to 7. Third Thursdays will be open for all to come, browse, meet the AFH artists and mentors, see their work and buy as gifts for others or for yourself.

The information is just a snapshot of our AFH summer – please come to our End O’ Summer Bash to see it all for your self, or connect with us to set up a tour.

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