Call to Artists! Local artists Russell Ritell, Carla Goldberg and David Link have created this fundraiser, Art For Aleppo, to be held at Catalyst on April 22, 2017.
The battle for Aleppo is marked by widespread violence against civilians, repeated targeting of hospitals and schools, and indiscriminate aerial strikes and shelling against civilian areas. Hundreds of thousands of residents have been displaced by the fighting and efforts to provide aid to civilians or facilitate evacuation is routinely disrupted. After four years of fighting, the battle represents one of the longest sieges in modern warfare. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) registered that in 1612 days of fighting 21,452 civilians died. Among them were 5,261 children under the age of 18.
We want to help and so can you! The Art For Aleppo project gives visual artists an outlet to express themselves around the Syrian crisis and help raise awareness and funds to aid in the effort to provide Syrian children emergency care, food and water. The Art For Aleppo project also gives non artists a chance to help in three ways, through the purchase of art, through the purchase of the catalog book of participating artists or through a direct monetary donation in any amount.
100% of your purchases or donations are tax deductible. All purchases and donations are made directly to save the children Syria. We at “Art For Aleppo” project won’t take a single penny. Artwork will be displayed at Catalyst Gallery 137 Main Street, Beacon NY on April 22nd and will continue to be available for purchase online. The catalog book of participating artists images will be available online with blurb.com titled “Art For Aleppo” beginning on April 20th. Blurb is a self publishing on demand book forum online so there is never a waste of paper or upfront costs for Art For Aleppo. This allows us as artists in this project to create without spending donations on production or administration. All monies go directly to Save the Children Syria.