Artistic Rebuttal Book Project 2012 Benefit
Passing this along to all artists and creative people who might find it interesting. Please consider attending this event.
PHILADELPHIA, PA—The Artistic Rebuttal Book Project (ARBP) is teaming up with Replica Global, a graphic design firm and digital printing press in Center City Philadelphia, to raise funds to print this year’s National Edition of the book. All are invited to donate $10 at the door to attend the ARBP’s 2012 Benefit on Thursday, May 3 from 6:00-9:00 at Replica Global, located at 33 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA. Guests will enjoy light refreshments, interactive arts activities for all ages, including a rebuttal-making and screen-printing station, and will be able to purchase ARBP posters, sketchbooks, T-shirts and more.
ARTISTIC REBUTTAL BOOK PROJECT
Started by Philadelphia artist Amy Scheidegger in 2011 after overhearing a conversation between a group of teenagers about the worthlessness of a degree in the arts, the project collected 275 rebuttals to the “IS ART WORTHLESS?” debate from individuals in 22 states. Statements came not only from artists, but also from mail carriers, students, corporate employees, and elementary school teachers, to advocate for the importance of art in social change, world events, everyday life, personal growth, and as an economic driver.
Returning for another year and a second book, this year’s submissions have a theme: Art is an instinct. “Artists often feel an inward impulse to create,” says Scheidegger. “Artists of all types feel a sense of accomplishment - a very personal reward - from this impulse to do, make, and perform. When this creation is shared, others are often moved, inspired, or rewarded themselves. Born from this internal drive, a work of art has so many different ways of affecting people. I want to capture this in this year’s book.”
For more information on the Artistic Rebuttal Book Project, please visit www.artisticrebuttal.com.