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Want to be a part of a unique project aimed at transforming the face of run down communities in Uganda?
Light Gives Heat has partnered with IAMJ3, Sole Hope and artist Patrick Maxcy to in a collaborative effort to create vibrant street art in Uganda, Africa. The vision of the project is to reflect the hope and joy of the Uganda people through art.
Many of the buildings in Uganda are run down and neglected. The Art of Collaboration project will transform these buildings from dull, lifeless structures to vibrant works of art the people of Uganda will be able to enjoy for years to come.
The organizations collaborating on this project are inviting you to join their efforts. The project is nearly half funded ($4831 of the needed $10,800 has been pledged), but must be fully funded by Friday, August 31 or it won’t happen.
Give to the Art of Collaboration project and you will receive special gifts from the project, including limited edition t-shirts, books and video documentation and a behind-the-scenes look at the project.
Funds donated to the project will go toward:
- Art supplies in Uganda
- Plane Tickets, Travel and Lodging for one representative from each organization and Patrick Maxcy (4 total)
- Incentive costs and the percentages that go towards processing and Kickstarter fees
Make your pledge to the Art of Collaboration project now. Click here.
All donations to the project are tax-deductible.
Watch the Art of Collaboration video:
About the organizations involved in the project
Patrick attended Florida School of the Arts where he earned an Associates degree in Painting and Graphic Design. After extensive traveling, painting, and exhibiting, Patrick relocated to Boca Raton to pursue a BFA in studio art/ painting from Florida Atlantic University. Patrick also pursued his teaching degree and taught high school art for several years before returning to the art world full time.
Since then, Patrick has worked with several select non-profit organizations, traveling and creating large scale murals in different locations in North & South America. He also spends a majority of his time working out of his studio; Combining world, environmental, & personal stories through various creatures and design.
He has done design & commissioned paintings for such clients as Red Bull, Jedidiah, Dispatch, TOMS shoes, Light Gives Heat, Love, Light, & Melody, Braddigan, Amor, the glue network, 180 South, US Humane Society, & Christian Surfers International. Patrick’s work has been published in numerous publications including Relevant, World Artist Network, Tattoo, Do it For the Story, Hollingsworth, & ArtBastard.
Learn more at patrickmaxcyart.com
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Light Gives Heat
Light Gives Heat creates world-changing opportunities in both Africa and America to take place.
In Uganda Light Gives Heat partners with local Artisans to create consistent incomes where there once was none. Through our Brands SUUBI and EPOH, the LGH In-Country Staff create long-term partnerships with Artisans to create beautiful handmade products that will soon grace the shoulders, necks, and wrists of fashion conscious consumers in America and beyond. In America LGH is committed to not only offering beautiful products and a way for people to support their Artisans in Africa, but LGH is also committed to creating experiences that call all of us to look outside ourselves, to find Beauty in the Risk , and to pursue big, beautiful, crazy dreams.
- Mission: Empowering Africans through the encouragement of economic sustainability and creative endeavors. Motivating people in the west to “be the change they want to see in the world.”
- Vision: To See Africa rebuilt and renewed from the inside out and to see people in the West living with Hope!
Learn more at lightgivesheat.org
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Offering HOPE, healthier lives, and freedom from foot-related diseases through education, jobs, and medical relief. Sole Hope is working to effectively put in place preventive methods to combat diseases that enter through the feet and to create a positive physical and spiritual difference in the lives of individuals in impoverished communities.
- Relief: We believe in addressing the very real and present problems associated with the feet through medical intervention as well as taking preventative physical measures.
- Education: We believe that education of the youth and their caretakers is essential for long-term solutions.
- Sustainability: We believe in supporting communities and teaching the trade of shoe making. We innovate and demonstrate solutions that combine the best of indigenous and contemporary practice to create sustainable skills and employment.
An organization dedicated to promoting people and organizations who love others more than themselves and are making a difference in this world.