YOUNGSTOWN, OH – The Legal Creative will hold a Meet and Greet Media Event at 10:00 am on Monday, June 2, 2014, in the Judith Rae Solomon Gallery located in Bliss Hall on the campus of Youngstown State University.
The event will include an overview of the Community Supported Art project as well as an opportunity to meet and converse with a selection of the nine participating artists, The Legal Creative board members, current CSArt shareholders, and the judges involved in the selection process.
YSU Summer Festival of the Arts will present The Legal Creative with a check as they purchase their share of art from the Community Supported Art project. The Legal Creative will also announce its plans for two public art projects that will be unveiled during the Summer Festival of the Arts.
The event will also acknowledge the support of YSU College of Creative Arts and Communication, which is sponsoring The Legal Creative’s booth at the Summer Festival of the Arts, as well as the McDonough Museum of Art, which is donating space for the Community Supported Art project.
Shares will be available for purchase during the event or at legalcreative.org. Anyone who purchases a share at this event will have exclusive access to a “bumper crop” – a unique piece of art created by the selected artists specifically for this day’s event. There are less than 30 full shares ($350) and 10 small shares ($125) available.
ABOUT COMMUNITY SUPPORTED ART
Community Supported Art is a nationally recognized project that connects artists and art lovers while creating an economic structure to support artists. The program pays nine selected artists $1,000 each to create 50 unique pieces of art. Each artists’ work is included in a “share” which is available to the public for $350. Each share contains nine unique works from visual, literary/performing arts, and sculptural categories. Small shares, including one category of three pieces, are also available for purchase for $125.
Shareholders will pick up their art over three events this summer. Each pick up will feature refreshments and entertainment. Pick up locations include Suzie’s Drafts and Dogs, Greyland, and Erie Terminal Place, all located on Phelps Street in Downtown Youngstown.
The nine artists selected for the inaugural program include visual artists Jeffery Puccini, Dylan Weaver, and Ryan Kallok; literary and performance artists Michael Dempsey, Robert Dennick Joki, and Sleep Projections; and sculptural artists Lynn Cardwell, Kelly Gainard, and William Youngman.
Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy seasonal food directly from local farms. With the same buy-local spirit in mind, Community Supported Art (CSArt) is a similar endeavor to support local art – both artists and collectors. Our local CSArt program is modeled after the original program created by Springboard for the Arts and mnartists.org in Minnesota. To learn more about The Legal Creative or this Community Supported Art program, please visit legalcreative.org.