Kingston Art Show to Help Bring Art to Tanzanian Youth

Published on: 2013/05/06 - in Featured News

Local artists Heather Haynes and Stephen Liu have assembled an impressive roster of talented colleagues in the Eastern Ontario and British Columbia art world for a ground-breaking show in partnership with the 50/50 project to help support The Hard Life Artists Club in Moshi, Tanzania.

This show started on May 1st and will run for the entire month of May in The Heather Haynes Gallery located at 320A King Street West in Kingston (map).

The opening reception will be held on May 10 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm, and the gallery will be open every Tuesday to Friday from 11:00 – 5:00 and on Saturdays from 11:00 – 4:00 pm.

In May of 2009, the Hard Life Artists Club was founded in a chicken coop by four young and talented homeless men as a place to share their passion for art with children in similar circumstances.

With the support of Heather Haynes, they have now established a small studio and gallery where they teach art classes to over 80 students.

The 50/50 project is a local, non-profit organization founded by Stephen Liu with the goal to raise money for causes that halp change people’s lives in a positive way.

There are 20 artists participating in the Heather Haynes Gallery event who are donating half of the proceeds from the sale of their art towards helping The Hardlife Artists’ Club construct a more permanent location for their school and studio.

For a list of artists, visit the gallery’s news page for this event.


Photo provided by Heather Haynes Gallery (full size)