As part of our Art in Community X Business program, we joined forces with The Gallery at UNOS (United Network Organ Sharing) to showcase our in house artists as well as the works of Gianna Paniagua. UNOS is a private, non-profit organization that manages the nation's organ transplant system under contract with the federal government. March 2nd was the kickoff for the exhibit, however the works will be displayed until April 28th.
When we stopped by UNOS to drop off pieces from Ian Hess, Wingchow and Eli McMullen we had an absolute ball installing a very special piece of Ian's which is 8 feet wide and 4 feet tall that you need to see for yourself. In addition to that behemoth, we delivered 3 pieces of Eli McMullen's and Wing Chow's including "No Guts No Glory".
Gianna's work has been exhibited at The Smithsonian and has been recognized by The Kennedy Center. We were truly delighted to meet her and chat about our upbringings and influences. One of Gianna's more eye grabbing works at the exhibit was an interactive piece that entailed pinning small cutout paper organs onto a cloth draped on the wall. People would write down the first thing that came to mind when they thought of "organ transplant". The final result was a gorgeous collage that spoke on the importance and neccesity of organ sharing. To top it off, delicious refreshments were catered by Zoe's Kitchen and First Colony Winery.
For more info on Gianna and her work, click here.
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Helsinki Urban Art Project 2017
Wingchow was delighted to take part in a Helsinki Urban Art project to transform the grey concrete district of Pasila into a place known for art instead.
The main partner in this project was European Union National Institutes for Culture, from which the embassies involved in the project have been Goethe-Institut, the Embassy of Austria, the Hungarian Balassi Institute, the Embassy of Poland and Eesti Instituut. The project has also been supported by the Embassy of the United States of America and Taike, the Arts Promotion Centre Finland.
This is a great example of the opportunities we would like to continue to pursue despite the stark reality that despite the time and effort put forth, this opportunity and others alike are unpaid.
For More on Winchow's Mural click here.
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