New York Artist Matt Swanston travels to Chicago to paint giant heart on Michigan Avenue for heart health campaign "Hearts A Bluhm."
Help me travel to Chicago so I can paint a huge heart and promote awareness for Heart Health in February!
On January 21st I leave for a really exciting trip to Chicago to participate in a campaign with big heart. Literally! For the month of February Michigan Avenue will "bloom" with 100 five-foot hearts designed by over 50 participating artists, as part of the "Hearts A Bluhm" Campaign to promote awareness during National Heart Health Month. My heart, "City Pulse", will feature a skyline heart rate that represents the pulse of the city, and the importance of keeping that pulse alive and healthy every day. I am honored and thrilled to participate and can't wait to get back to Chicago after 6 years!
To complete my heart I must travel to Chicago and work in the official "Hearts A Bluhm" Studio before it is installed and displayed on Michigan Avenue beginning February 1st. My trip is for just over two weeks. And so and I look to you, my big hearted, art-loving friends, and new friends too, to help me make this trip and art project possible! Your pledge will help me cover all of my costs associated with the two week project including my travel, work in the Studio, extra materials, meals and accommodations.
I will be adding photo updates and some fun and tasty rewards! Your support of my work is greatly appreciated!
This much-anticipated public art exhibit, artistically sponsored by Columbia College Chicago, is bringing Individuals and leading corporations from across the city together to support the Northwestern Memorial Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute’s “Hearts a Bluhm” heart health awareness campaign. The hearts will be accompanied by heart health facts and tips, and will “Bluhm” down The Magnificent Mile® February 1 to 28, 2011. “Hearts a Bluhm” was created to raise awareness about the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in America. For more information about the campaign go to www.heartsabluhm.org.
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With a pledge of $1 or more you will be rewarded with Backer privileges, including access to project updates and photos while I paint away in the studio Jan 22 - Feb 4th, and your name listed on my official website thank you post at project finish.
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With your pledge of $10 or more you will be rewarded with the thank you, all updates, and a special 5x7 print of "City Pulse" on Michigan Avenue.
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With your pledge of $25 or more you will be rewarded with a thank you, all updates, and a limited, signed, 8x10 print of "City Pulse" on Michigan Avenue.
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With your generous pledge of $50 or more you will receive all of the above rewards and one extra special treat as well. I will bake you your own personal, St. Louis style, Gooey Butter Cake. What is that you ask? The name says it all and one must taste it to truly find its inner amazingness!
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This Generous pledge allows you all of the above privileges, including the photo and Gooey Butter Cake, with the addition of one more special reward. For pledges of $100 or more you will also get your own private preview of an upcoming "212" open Studio!
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