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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"The Green Fine Art Project" Exhibit @ Utah Arts Alliance (SLC: March 1 - April 2)

For Immediate Release
February 17, 2011
From: UAA Gallery Director, Kent Rigby, (801) 870-2069

Utah Arts Alliance Announces an Exhibit of Original Fine Art:
Proceeds from the recyclable art exhibit will benefit local children.
March 1 – April 2, 2011.
Opening Reception: Friday March 4, 6 – 9 p.m.
Public Reception: Friday March 18, 6 – 9 p.m.
Location: 127 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, Utah
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12 noon to 8 p.m.

The Utah Arts Alliance is pleased to announce THE GREEN FINE ART
PROJECT by area photographers Kim Baack, Richard Prehn, and
Christopher Krause. The three local artists have donated 75 original,
framed photographs and have pledged 100 percent of the proceeds from
the special exhibit to support the Ronald McDonald House charity. Each
photograph features recycled or recyclable items. Approximately 40
pieces will be displayed at the Arts Alliance Gallery and the
remaining 35 photographs at the Ronald McDonald House Charities. All
75 photographs can be purchased during a silent auction March 1
through April 2.

The photographers approached Utah Metal Works, one of the oldest metal
recycling companies in the Intermountain West, to provide the seed
money for The Green Fine Art Project. Baack, Prehn, and Krause also
contributed their own money to fund the exhibit.
“The Green Fine Art Project proves that beauty and recyclables can
coexist,” said photographer Kim Baack. “We were happy to donate the
proceeds to the Ronald McDonald House Charities because everyone is
one step away from relying on its support and services. Our exhibit is
a unique way for the community to support this organization that
brings stability to families facing medical uncertainty.”

“The Ronald McDonald House Charities appreciates the generosity of
Utah Metal Works, the Arts Alliance Gallery and, most of all, the
photographers who have made this exhibit possible,” said Carrie
Romano, Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of
the Intermountain Area, Inc. “Donations from this event will go toward
our Share-A-Night program to help the Ronald McDonald House Charities
provide a home-away-from-home for families who must travel to Salt
Lake City to receive medical care for their children.”
An opening reception for the artists will be held March 4 from 6:00
p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Utah Arts Alliance Gallery located on 127
South Main Street in Salt Lake City. A second public reception will be
held Friday March 18, from 6 – 9 p.m. More exhibit details are
available at www.thegreenfineartproject.com. Silent auction winners
will be called and winning bids announced April 6. For more
information or to view the photographs displayed at RMHC, contact
Vickie Moschetti at (801) 363-4663 or vickie@rmhslc.org.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area:
The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) of the
Intermountain Area is to provide a temporary home-away-from-home that
serves and sustains families of seriously ill children receiving
treatment at area hospitals, as well as providing support to other
programs that assist children in our community. The Salt Lake City
Ronald McDonald House® was the one-hundredth House to open in the U.S.
Since 1988, RMHC has provided temporary lodging to more than 34,000
families from all over the world. For more information, please visit
www.rmhcslc.org or follow us on Facebook @Ronald McDonald House of the
Intermountain Area or on Twitter @rmhcutah.

Proceeds from the recyclable art exhibit will benefit local children.

The Utah Arts Alliance is a 501c3 non-profit arts organization.
Our mission is to foster the arts in its many forms, to provide venues
to facilitate the arts, to provide programming and support for arts
and education, to provide a central organization committed to
networking and support of Utah’s non-profit arts and educational
groups and to provide support and services to Utah’s artists and
Derek Dyer - Executive Director; Kent Rigby - Gallery Director

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