- The Sudan Canvas Project, a coalition of artists working to raise awareness and local funds for women in South Sudan, will host a major exhibit and auction on November 27 at the Fairfield Arts Center in Fairfield, Ct USA to help finance educational and vocational initiatives for women in the South Sudanese village of Ariang. Local Connecticut artists will join others from around the country to exhibit new works created specifically for this event.
The November 27 exhibit at the Fairfield Arts Center is part of a larger grassroots movement demonstrating that Connecticut artists stand in solidarity with the women of Sudan and support their aspirations for education, freedom and equality, At least thirty artists answered the call to create and donate paintings for this exhibit. The paintings will depict both the beauty and the plight of Sudanese women who have faced discrimination and violence under the Khartoum Government for decades.”
The evening will begin with an address from Gabriel Bol Deng, A Lost Boy of Sudan and founder of Hope for Ariang, an organization bringing education, financial and logistical support to his war torn village and surrounding areas of South Sudan. Over the past three years Gabriel has spoken to hundreds of school children in Fairfield County about his harrowing story, and of the importance of education, hope and perseverance.
The Sudan Canvas Project seeks to raise awareness through art of human rights atrocities in Sudan; all proceeds from the sale of the November 27 exhibit and auction will go towards a microfinanced project for women in Gabriel’s South Sudanese village of Ariang.
A complete gallery of art to be shown at the event is available at http://thesudancanvasproject.org/gallery/.
ABOUT THE SUDAN CANVAS PROJECT
The Sudan Canvas Project is a grassroots effort founded by local Connecticut artist and Carl Wilken’s Fellow, Cynthia Davis of Fairfield. All funds raised through the Project will be donated to Hope for Ariang, Inc and designated for trade education for the women of Ariang and the surrounding villages. More information, and a complete gallery of art to be shown at the event as well as details about local artists participants, can be found at http://www.thesudancanvasproject.org.