Dunedin Fine Art Center’s new exhibit ‘Sunflowers for Ukraine’ is a fundraiser


Hardly ever undervalue the electric power of artwork. People can assist Ukrainian refugees by purchasing artist-developed operates of sunflowers via the “Sunflowers for Ukraine” exhibition at the moment on exhibit at the Dunedin Fantastic Artwork Heart.

The art exhibit “Sunflowers for Ukraine” is at the Dunedin Fine Art Center.
The art exhibit “Sunflowers for Ukraine” is at the Dunedin Fine Artwork Centre. [ ARIELLE BADER | Special to the Times ]

All of the proceeds will be donated to Globe Central Kitchen, founded by Spanish American chef José Andrés. The kitchen has established up at a 24-hour pedestrian border crossing in southern Poland to feed Ukrainian refugees.

In accordance to Smithsonian Magazine, sunflowers have prolonged been a symbol of Ukrainian countrywide id. They had been to start with released into the region in the 18th century and today are a crucial component of its financial state. Now, as Russia continues to invade Ukraine, the flower has grow to be a image of peace.

The exhibition came jointly as a reaction to the “power of the instant of what we’re observing with our human family members,” said curatorial director Catherine Bergmann.

It also occurred out of possibility. Pursuing the center’s Trashy Treasures sale of artwork and provides in March, Gail Gamble, an artist who sponsors and operates behind the scenes on the sale, found an abundance of leftover paper.

Bergmann got the strategy to minimize the items of paper to a uniform dimensions and have the artwork community make performs with them as a way to raise dollars for Ukraine.

“Everybody just sent in a large way with some beautiful creations,” Bergmann claimed. “It’s distinct the time and like and care that have been place into some of these pieces.”

The art exhibit “Sunflowers for Ukraine” is at the Dunedin Fine Art Center.
The art show “Sunflowers for Ukraine” is at the Dunedin Wonderful Art Centre. [ ARIELLE BADER | Special to the Times ]

The artists donated their works for the fundraiser. Alternatively than pricing them independently, they are offered by donation, the minimum amount of which is $10.

Due to the fact the exhibition opened on April 1, Bergmann stated, about one particular 3rd of the 165 artworks have by now been marketed. Some donations ended up as superior as $250.

Gamble was also associated in picking the charity, Bergmann mentioned, as she was also 1 of the patrons who donated to the center’s meals arts kitchen. They have faith in Andrés and the Entire world Central Kitchen for their visibility. They have not been in make contact with with the charity nevertheless, but Bergmann thinks they will ship the donation in just one lump sum.

The operates will continue to be up by means of May 15. They can be viewed and obtained in human being, or viewed on the center’s social media accounts and bought in excess of the cellphone. They are organized in an alphanumerical grid that helps make it effortless to pick the sought after artwork.

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“Sunflowers for Ukraine” is on see by means of May perhaps 15. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Dunedin Fantastic Art Centre, 1143 Michigan Blvd. 727-298-3322. dfac.org.

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