CARE, a global poverty-fighting organization that works in 84 countries around the world, is celebrating its 20th anniversary in Atlanta. To commemorate this special anniversary and Atlanta’s position as a gateway to the globe, CARE is bringing art created by schoolgirls across four continents to Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery in Atlanta on Oct. 11. “Through the Eyes of a Girl” features 100 works by schoolgirls who, with CARE’s help, have overcome long odds to pursue their educations. CARE will unveil this unique art collection Oct. 11, on the second annual International Day of the Girl. The opening reception and celebration will include global cuisine, drinks, music and an auction where select pieces from the collection will be available for purchase. Limited tickets are still available online for $50.
To create ‘Through the Eyes of a Girl’ CARE sought schoolgirls from the countries of Georgia, Ghana, Honduras, India and Madagascar. They were asked to tell about their lives, using colored pencils, pastels and watercolor paints. For many, it was the first time they had ever held a paint brush or even drawn on paper.
This October, in addition to the art exhibit, CARE is launching an online campaign called “Keep Girls in the Picture,” designed to support girls’ education worldwide. CARE helped more than 2.3 million people gain access to quality education and technical training last year alone.
WHAT: "Through the Eyes of a Girl" opening reception
WHERE: Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery, 199 Armour Drive, NE Atlanta, GA 30324
WHEN: Date: Friday, October 11, 2013, Time: 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
HOW MUCH: $50