Community Youth Painting
Community-based art programs have a tremendous impact on youth development by celebrating the creativity, vision, and voice of the youngest members of our community. Community youth will work alongside Amiri Farris using real art materials. The one-on-one interaction they will have with the artist allows uncommon access – a concept that may be foreign to children since they rarely are with artists in person.
United Way will have a tent and be noted as the “Community Spotlight” for the week at the Market. They will be sharing resources about all of the ways to engage with United Way and the youth with some incredible live-action painting with Amiri.
United Way of the Coastal Empire will host an exhibition of new works comprised of paintings, assemblages and multimedia works by Amiri Geuka Farris. These works take you on an introspective journey, deep into the artist’s view of a season of active conscience.
The artist comments on what it’s like to be at this time and space making new connections and collaboration. These works create a dialogue surrounding the human experience and how we connect to one another and nature as we continue to learn, evolve and grow.
“Meet the Artist” Event
United Way invites the community to meet Amiri Farris at this unconventional exhibition event, listen to him speak about his most recent series of paintings, and learn about his connections to our community.
Featured Solo Show and Fundraiser
This partnership culminates with a featured solo show and fundraiser at Location Gallery. A portion of the proceeds benefits the 2022 campaign for the United Way Community Fund. The Location Gallery at Corcoran Austin Hill Realty features group and solo art shows by local Savannah artists. The Location Gallery has benefitted different Savannah nonprofits every month for the past six years.