Arts benefit to help World Food Program

Dancers, painters, poets and others will be part of an Arts Against Hunger benefit Saturday night at SWI Photographers on Michigan Street just south of downtown Orlando. Proceeds will go to the United Nations World Food Program.

Among the participants: The Center for Contemporary Dance, painter R.V. (Robin van Arsdol), the Poetry Vending Machine, the Pottery Syndicate and a lot of others.

Here’s the Facebook page, and here’s more from organizer (and photographer) Angie Ross:

The first annual All Arts Against Hunger Charity Benefit will be held on September 18 from 7-11 PM; proceeds will benefit the World Food Program.  The event will feature performances and exhibits from some of Central Florida’s top artists as well as a silent auction.

In May 2010, Angie Ross traveled to Guatemala with the World Food Program and witnessed firsthand the devastating impact of the chronic and acute hunger that is affecting 1 in 6 people across the globe.  During this trip, she met with local farmers participating in the Purchase for Progress program as well as visited rural communities suffering from lost crops due to climate change.  When her departure was delayed due to volcanic eruptions and a severe tropical storm that received little coverage within the United States, it became clear that there was a disconnect from our experience here and the “hungry billion” that suffer from chronic and acute malnutrition globally.  From this experience, Arts Against Hunger was created to unite artists across all mediums to raise awareness for hunger by using the beauty that we create as human beings as an expression of compassion.

Event Information:

Date: September 18, 2010
Time: 7 – 11 PM
Where: SWI Photographers, 150 East Michigan Street, Suite D Orlando, FL
Contact: 407-310-5799
What:  All Arts Against Hunger Charity Benefit

In addition to a full evening of live artistic performances, there will be a silent auction with a fantastic line-up of pieces from artists including Hannah Braden, R.V. (Robin van Arsdol), The Pottery Syndicate, and many others!  Tickets are $10 at the door and include two drink tickets.    All ticket proceeds, donations, and funds raised go directly to the United Nations World Food Program.

Live artists include live painting by Divine Chi, performances from the Center for Contemporary Dance and Cracked Pot Tribal, the Poetry Vending Machine, and Lone Hymnal.

For more info, go to artsagainsthunger.org.

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