Items donated will become components of an interactive art installation which will open to the public on February 11, 2012. Studio 4 artists Mary Gallagher Stout, John Gascot, Lynn Goldstein and Joan Yi will create a variety of food-centric works in an array of mediums and styles, including a live "colorful cooking = healthy diet" demonstration. The exhibit aims to not only speak on topics of health, hunger and consumption, but explore the relationship between artist and community. “We feel there is a lot we so-called “starving”
The public can be a part of this exciting art installation and help Northern Virginians in need. Studio 4 visitors can donate canned or non-perishable food items during normal business hours; Wednesday through Saturday from 11 AM – 7PM and Sunday from noon – 5PM. Donations will be welcome through the exhibit’s run. The Have a Heart project will be the subject of a documentary by young filmmaker Makeda Thomas.
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Food for Others is Northern Virginia’s primary safety net for those needing food when an emergency strikes. They provide a channel for people to volunteer their services to help their neighbors in need. www.foodforothers.org
Workhouse Arts Center, a vibrant cultural community, is home to over 100 of the region’s finest professional and emerging artists. They offer arts education programs, performance venues, gallery space, event facilities and more. www.WorkhouseArts.org