MamAfrica

Mamafrica Designs

During the month of March, 10% of the profit from all of my original artwork sold will be donated to MamAfrica.  Their mission?  To establish healing arts programs that will create economic opportunities for women in the Congo.  Violence against women is epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Connecting these female artisans with the world establishes self-empowerment, community and sustainability.

Yo-yo-earrings“Mamafrica Designs is a non-profit organization based out of Bukavu, located in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Our mission is to change the lives of the women and the future of the children that have been most affected by conflict in Democratic Republic of Congo. We take a holistic approach to creating this change by providing education, healing arts programs and economic opportunity.” - MamAfricaDesigns.com

Want to learn more about MamAfrica Designs?  Visit their website, Facebook or Instagram.

 

Heaps Decent

For the month of February PhilanthropArt will be featuring Heaps Decent, an Australian-based arts organisation working to nurture the creativity of young people & emerging artists from marginalized & disadvantaged communities.

logo“By providing resources and opportunities, Heaps Decent supports the development of high quality Australian music with a unique identity. Heaps Decent aims to be nationally and internationally recognized as a creative connector of young artists, a producer of innovative music and instrumental in the unification of the Australian music scene.” - heapsdecent.com

You can find Heaps Decent music programs at Australian schools, juvenile justice centers, drop in centers and studios. They also run arts projects with partners such as Shopfront Contemporary Arts and Performance, the Sydney Opera House and the Department of Juvenile Justice.

10% of the profit from original artwork sold in February will be donated to Heaps Decent!  If you believe in this cause and are looking for some new artwork, head on over to KimLeutwyler.com and pick out your favorite piece!

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You can also get in touch by leaving your name and info here! 

BLACKLISTED presents new work by Kim Leutwyler

Blacklisted at Black Penny
Come check out the opening party on Feb 18th with free drinks on arrival!!

One of my favorite bars, Black Penny, has transformed the back half of their establishment into an art gallery/installation space called ‘Blacklisted’. They showcase some of the raddest designers, illustrators, sculptors, street artists and painters from across Sydney and Australia. I’m thrilled to be showing my work during Sydney Mardi Gras!

When
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Time: 8:00pm until 11:00pm
Exhibit runs for one week.

Check out more details and event updates by clicking here!

The Midsumma Exhibits were a hit!

My Midsumma Exhibits have officially begun, and the opening receptions were fantastic! Hundreds of people were in attendance, and I managed to sneakily listen to some feedback from onlookers.

Art @1 Spring Street hosted ‘Inquisitarium’. The opening reception had guest speakers from Melbourne City Council, as well as Monique Thorpe, the Midsumma Festival Manager!

‘The Comfort Zone’ was hosted at Gasworks Arts Park, with live performances from the Low Rez Gay Choir and Mentalist Cath Jamison! There was booze and BBQ for attendees, as well as speeches from the Curator and Director of Gasworks!

I hope you get a chance to go see the exhibits in Melbourne through Feb 2!

The Comfort Zone
The Comfort Zone
Inquisitarium
Inquisitarium
Inquisitarium
Inquisitarium
The Comfort Zone
The Comfort Zone
Wall of Sound
Wall of Sound
Inquisitarium
Inquisitarium
Onlookers
Onlookers
Selfie!
Selfie!
The Comfort Zone
The Comfort Zone
Melbourne City Gay Choir performance
Melbourne City Gay Choir performance
BBQ outside of Gasworks
BBQ outside of Gasworks

Your Invitation to ‘Inquisitarium’

I would love to see you at my second exhibition in Melbourne this January! This show is also part of the Midsumma Lineup, and does not require RSVP. Enjoy!

WHEN     Opening: 14 Jan 5 – 7pm Exhibition: 15 – 31 Jan Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm

TICKETS  Free 

WHERE   1 Spring Street

GETTING THERE Tram: Any tram along Collins, Spring or Flinders Sts. Train: City loop to Parliament

 http://midsumma.org.au/program/visual-arts/inquisitarium

Your Invitation to ‘The Comfort Zone’

Here it is guys! The first invitation to one of my exhibits this January, direct from Gasworks Arts Park. Please RSVP via the info below. Hope to see you there! -Kimbo

 Midsumma Premier Event Invitation

The Comfort Zone 

Gasworks Arts Park warmly invites you to the official opening of The Comfort Zone on Thursday 16 January at Gasworks Arts Park.

The Comfort Zone is a specially curated group exhibition from GLBTIQ artists that showcases the incredible talents of the artists and shares all the elements of the artists’ life that make them proud to be who they are as human beings.

As part of the exhibition, the Angela Robarts-Bird Gallery will transform into ‘The Wall of Sound’ – a message board installation comprising of post-it notes, photos and cards stuck to the wall with positive messages about equality for all. Guests are invited to leave their own messages of love and support on the walls of the gallery.

Held as part of Gasworks’ Midsumma Launch celebrations, enjoy complimentary drinks on arrival, a live DJ playing all your favourite tunes, official speeches and more.

Opening Night: Thursday 16 January from 6pm to 8pm 

RSVP: Please email rsvp@gasworks.org.au with your name and number of guests by 5pm Thursday 9 January 2014. 

Exhibition Dates: 15 Jan to 2 Feb 2014

Gallery Hours: Mon to Sun from 9am to 4pm 

Venue: Foyer Gallery and Angela Robarts – Bird Gallery Enquires: Tracey McIrvine 03 8606 4200 or tracey@gasworks.org.au

We look forward to celebrating Midsumma with you at Gasworks!

Best wishes from the team at Gasworks Arts Park.

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