These Small Things – Update!

Photos by Eric D, Ethan H, Haddie S, Chad G, Caroline H

Photos by Eric D, Ethan H, Haddie S, Chad G, Caroline H

The mentoring portion of my upcoming show at Blend Studio (click!) is going really well! The kids all seem really excited everyweek, and we have a few laughs, and take a lot of photos. Everyone has their own demeanor and “style” and I am really glad that I signed on to do this show… This week I was awarded my first grant from the UNTITLED Nashville group, and am extra pumped as a result!

Blend has been kind enough to set up a Paypal donation page for me, so if you feel like parting with some cash it would be for a great cause! I have had some great donators so far and would like to thank them all properly (I’ll make a printout for display at the show!). So far I have 4 cameras, and I would still like to get many more… If you feel like donation a camera to a good cause, let me know or check out the Blend website for more info! http://blendstudio.wordpress.com

Cameras for Kids – a Call for Donations!

Cameras For Kids!

“These Small Things”

Call for Donations

The experience of creation, exploration, and realization can be a strong aid in a child’s social and mental development. Expression is a vital part of being human; be it verbal, physical, written, or in art. The development of a particular persons “being” comes from all external forces and influences, and benefits greatly from a creative outlet.

Now more than ever, today’s students are being deprived of art and expression. Our schools are struggling to budget for the children’s best interests, yet Art is typically the first area to see cuts come it’s way, if Art is even offered at all.

This is my attempt to help.

My name is Eric Denton; I am a photographer, and I am in a position to do something. My goal is to get cameras and photography in our children’s lives; to document life, create works of art, and spread the skills of this art form.

My objective is to get as many digital camera’s into the Sumner County school system as I can. They will be available as a unit for teachers across the county to check out.

This is where I need YOUR help. There are three ways to help me achieve my goal:

  1. Donate your hard earned money. I don’t ask for this lightly, and appreciate EVERY penny (and so will the children).
  2. Donate your digital cameras and equipment that you feel could use a better home. We will treat them all with respect and dignity – it’s like the farm your parents talked about when “Scruffy” had to go away, but real!
  3. Buy my artwork. I am donating ALL PROFITS from my photography sales in my recent and upcoming shows toward the new cameras: this really means a lot to me!

Please contact myself or the wonderful purveyors of BLEND Studio if you have any questions, would like to make a donation, or have suggestions. We can help make a difference in our children’s lives!

Thank you!
Eric Denton
eric(at)iamericanartist.com

Blend Studio
79 Arcade
Nashville, TN 37219
blendstudio79(at)gmail.com
Online at www.blendstudio.wordpress.com

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Featured Shows:

Plowhaus Artists’ Cooperative
“Value Menu 2009”
July 11, 2009 / 1st Saturday Crawl / up through July 25th
6-9 PM
Plowhaus Artists’ Cooperative (NEW SPACE!)
24 Arcade
Nashville, TN 37219

Downtown Presbyterian Church w/SNAP
“Summer”
August 1, 2009 / 1st Saturday Crawl / up through August
6-9 PM
The Downtown Presbyterian Church
154 5th Ave North
Nashville, TN 37219

Blend Studios
“These Small Things”
September 5, 2009 / 1st Saturday Crawl / up through September
6-9 PM
Blend Studio
79 Arcade
Nashville, TN 37219