Richmond, Virginia – HandsOn Greater Richmond, The Spark Mill, and artist Tiffany Glass Ferreria present Power of Good, an art show celebrating outstanding local volunteers. This collaborative event is offered to the Richmond region and is a week-long celebration of the power of volunteerism culminating in an art show on April 11, 2014.
Sarah Milston, founder of The Spark Mill, explains the genesis of the Power of Good. “In February, I was honored to be part of local artist Tiffany Ferreira's Shrinky Dink Selfie Campaign. Using social media self-portraits, she created tiny portraits of local Richmonders for display in an art show. Tiffany mentioned that she wanted to host a show in April but did not have a venue. April 5-12 is National Volunteer Week and I had been looking for a fun way to celebrate. By partnering with HandsOn, we found a unique way to honor local volunteers.”
Nominations were solicited from the public from March 4-March 18, and the response to the nomination request was so overwhelming that in addition to Ferreria, many other local artists have agreed to participate in the show including Kim Lee Schmidt who is photographing 20 volunteers. These artists will transform Power of Good recipients into portraits or create art inspired by the theme. All portraits will be gifted to the individual at the conclusion of the event.
“Power of Good is a unique way to shine a spotlight onto the hard work and dedication that volunteers put into our region and its nonprofit organizations in the Richmond area,” said Holly Gordon, Program and Operations Manager for HandsOn Greater Richmond.
The Spark Mill is a consulting practice located in Richmond, VA. Their work occupies the spaces between creativity, strategy and action and their services are for people and organizations that desire change. www.thesparkmill.comHandsOn Greater Richmond provides a link for individuals, families, teams, and corporate groups to join together and engage in meaningful volunteer opportunities within the Greater Richmond region. They offer unique, fun, and flexible ways for the Richmond community to get connected and involved. www.handsonrva.org
Tiffany Glass Ferreria is an artist, arts educator and arts coordinator and is the illustrator of The Food Allergy Experience. tiffanyglassferreira.blogspot.com