In previous years, we used the large lobby space of our studio as a gallery to showcase some great illustrators and designers: Hatch Show Print, Charles Burns, Luba Lukova, Paul Sahre and Dan Gregory,Dan Yaccarino, and Steve Brodner to name a few. The gallery shows came to an abrupt halt after the birth of our 2nd and 3rd children. Twins. Dave handled the final gallery opening (Steve Brodner) less than 24 hours after the twins were born (a bit ahead of schedule). We had our hands full, and the gallery shows stopped.
At a recent production meeting Dave brought up an idea he had been kicking around to re-launch the gallery: invite 100 illustrators to donate work, a simple drawing of a head, to help with the recent Haiti disaster. Each head will be sold for $100. Our goal for the event: $10,000 for Doctors Without Borders. A limited edition poster showcasing the entire collection of heads will be available as well.
So for the last few weeks drawings, collages, and paintings have been pouring in. The illustration community's response has been overwhelming and we are thrilled to be hosting this event. Mark your calendars for the opening April 10th, 2010 from 6-8:30pm. For complete details visit the 100 Heads for Haiti page and see the list of participating artists. Hope to see you there! Oh, the twins are now 5. And we still have our hands very full.
100 Heads for Haiti
Saturday April 10, 2010 6-8:30pm
Spur Gallery, 3504 Ash Street, Baltimore, MD 21211