Over 300 works of Picasso’s art are featured with live art in 22+ exhibits in 4 galleries and on stage at McMorran with performance art in KidSAKE’s Picasso Project. New this year to the Project, nonprofits and educators are ‘adopting’ the exhibits to compete for being the favorite exhibit. In this fundraiser for the charities, patrons purchase votes for one dollar, and vote for their favorite exhibit. The winning nonprofit’s exhibit shares the total voting ‘donations’ 50/50 with KidSAKE. Current adopters include Literacy and Beyond, A Little Something, Paul Mitchell The School, Port Huron High School, Woodrow Wilson Elementary School, Thomas Edison Elementary, St. Clair Middle School, Holland Woods Middle School, Roosevelt Elementary, and Michigamme Elementary. Meanwhile, businesses are encouraged to sponsor the exhibitors.
KidSAKE’s Picasso Project is an artistic collaboration between The KidSAKE Foundation and community nonprofits and education institutions. The Picasso Project performances are at McMorran, 8pm October 5th and 5pm 6th, bringing art to life, collaborating on a peace project and expressing the community’s thoughts through images, creative writing, live art and a stage play. Gallery tours of the exhibits occur in the two hours before each performance.
Additionally, KidSAKE is starting its 90/10 Theatre Project, and will donate 10% of its net proceeds from the ticket sales of the Picasso Project to the nonprofit Literacy and Beyond of St. Clair County. Literacy and Beyond improves the reading skills and overall academic achievement of at-risk children so they can capitalize on their potential and have a positive impact in the lives of others.
Patrons may recall the 2012 Peace Mural of the Picasso Project — influenced by Picasso’s “Guernica” – that was entered in Art Prize last year. The 2013 International Peace Mural [which will be KidSAKE’s ArtPrize entry for 2014) will be unveiled at the October performances. Patrons may contribute to the mural by making a peace dove. Details are available at KidSAKE’s shop, Art For Good, at 331 Huron Ave., Port Huron.
Finally, the Picasso Project performances will also be the launching of KidSAKE’s Creative Mobile Competition. Inspired by the work of American artist Alexander Calder, entries will be exhibited during the 2014 Picasso Project event.
For more information on the Picasso Project, the 90/10 Theatre Project, the Peace Mural or the Creative Mobile Competition, contact Jenny Rogers at the KidSAKE Foundation, Inc., 331 Huron Ave., Port Huron, MI. (810) 937-5578. The Picasso Project is made possible with the generous support of the Alden and Vada Dow Family Foundation.