GHFEDS has been invited to participate in the Pearland Alliance for Arts and Culture (PAAC) event, Art and Cultural Exchange between kids from GHFEDS in USA and kids from Integrar, The Down Syndrome Foundation of Honduras.
*Please read all information below and make sure you can attend the 2 mandatory events before registering.
The PAAC mission includes fostering cultural awareness and development for all. It is in this spirit that this exchange was conceived. Oftentimes children are the best storytellers. Who better to explore similarities and differences than children. Our partner from Art & Kustom Kreations also shares cultural education in their directive, thus one of many reasons they are a perfect match for the program.
This event will offer a wonderful opportunity to make friends abroad and share a little of ourselves with the children and adults from the Down Syndrome Foundation of Honduras (FUNDACION INTEGRAR). Web: www.fundacionintegrarhn.org
At present 9 children from Honduras completed artwork, reflecting something important to them.
The American counterparts are to paint/draw/sketch an image reflecting an aspect of themselves, and approval is to be provided for them to be photographed and or taped while working on their art in order to use some of these for display along with the Honduran art at the PAAC Gallery. Each participant will need to sign a release for the use of their photos and artwork in advertising and viewing abroad in order for them to participate. The original artwork will not be returned to the artist, rather it will be sent to the Honduran Foundation for display.
A Skype conference is to be scheduled between the American and the Honduran participants.
Honduras is still a developing country and the Down syndrome population before FUNDACION INTEGRAR were denied many opportunities for social integration since an education and rehabilitation were not possible, and still battling to this day.Events as follows:
1st Event: Mandatory
Who: Teens and adults with Down syndrome ages 13 and up, limit is 12 participants and will be on first come first serve basis, registration will close when limit is reached, if you have more than one teen/adult registering you must register each one separately. You must have a current GHFEDS membership to register. If you need to renew or join membership click HERE.
Artwork topic for participants:
"All About Me" (what I like to do; my sport preference; where I like to eat or do for recreation; my favorite game or entertainment; etc.).
Saturday, September 9th
Art & Kustom Kreations' Studio
2837 Miller Ranch Rd., # 113
Pearland, Texas 77584
(Art studio located in Silverlake business park behind PPG paints.)
2nd event: Not Mandatory
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Installation of the Art and Cultural Exchange at the offices of Pearland Alliance of Art & Culture (PAAC)
3rd Event: Mandatory
Reception and display of the Art and Cultural Exchange artwork at Pearland Alliance of Art & Culture (PAAC)
Thursday, September 14, 2017
2341 N Galveston Ave, Suite 200
Refreshments provided, the Mayor and other officials and stakeholders from Pearland and Brazoria county will be attending.
4th Event: Not Mandatory
Special Exhibit of Artwork at iFest, Pearland's International Festival at Pearland Town Center, coordinated by Kelly Kronfeld, owner of Art & Kustom Kreations.
Friday, September 15 from 5-10pm and Saturday September 16 from 10am-10pm.
Pearland Town Center
11200 Broadway St, Pearland, TX 77584
Cost: Each participant will receive 2 free tickets, other's will need to pay the entry fee of $15. Please let Kelly know at the 1st event if you will be attending so she can request your tickets.
These events are sponsored by Heidi Wiess from PAAC, Kelly Kronfeld of Art & Kustom Kreations, and Lucy Kawas a GHFEDS member and Founder and Director of Down Syndrome Foundation of Honduras.