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"Dear Atlanta," Honoring the people who made their point!

100 people in Atlanta had an opportunity to tell the world how they really feel with 1 black marker, 1 white board and an open mind!

"Dear Atlanta," Honoring the people who made their point!

100 people in Atlanta had an opportunity to tell the world how they really feel with 1 black marker, 1 white board and an open mind!

$175
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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, July 2 2011 9:12 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated July 2, 2011

About

HAVE YOU EVER?
• Felt disappointed or betrayed
• Had something to say but you didn’t know how to say it
• Wanted to get something off your chest


WOULD’NT YOU FEEL BETTER IF?
• Had an opportunity to say how you really feel
• Could finally let it go
• Made your point! 


100 hundred random people throughout Atlanta, GA participated in this project. I went to every side of town to ask a question that was never expected. “If you had one opportunity to say how you really feel or get something off your chest, what would you say?”
Interestingly enough, some people were quick to write down exactly what they would say with no hesitation, while others pondered on what they would say.

Some people had more than one thing to say. By executing this idea, I was able to meet various people from all backgrounds who were willing to share their feelings openly. It was definitely an honor being able to connect with people with something as simple as an empty white board. I even had people tell me thank you for asking me to write something, for it made them feel better or a large weight was lifted.


After reviewing all of these interesting people and reading what they had to say, I knew I needed to allow others to see their messages on a larger scale. I also thought it would be a cool idea to invite each and every person who participated in my project to attend the show. How fun that would be to see yourself in an art exhibit featuring your message that has been memorialized.


HOW THIS IDEA HAS INFLUENCED OTHERS
• Positive interaction with others
• A dialogue between strangers
• An opportunity to be a part of a unique movement
• Encouraging others to stay true to yourself

WHAT I AM ASKING FOR
1. Funding to organize a successful art exhibit in Atlanta, GA
a. I wish I could show the majority of the photo’s here, but that’s what the art show is for!
2. The opportunity to rent a venue to have the photography art exhibit
3. Budget for promoting the art show
4. Budget for a professional website and web hosting
5. Budget to print 100 photos’s including enlargements, matting each photo and proper supplies for mounting all photographs.
6. Budget for printing posters for resale at art opening.
a. Posters would include a collage of a variety of participants
b. Participants will be able to purchase their print online after opening show.
7. Budget to take this unique art exhibit to various cities including, but not limited to
a. Without a doubt, my hometown, Indianapolis, IN
b. Chicago, IL (I am sure people in the windy city have something to say!)
c. “New York, New York”
d. Washington, DC
e. Durham, NC ( I have to visit my old college campus)
f. Every city that would welcome little ‘ol me and my white board!



MONEY RAISED FROM PHOTO PRINTS SOLD
• A portion of proceeds will go towards creating an art enrichment workshop for children and adults in Atlanta. Workshops will include:
o Photography, fine art and creative writing workshops
o Youth mentoring
o A creative space to offer ongoing workshops/classes

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    Thank you credit on the To The point website and blog! It feels good to be appreciated. I want to acknowledge you for your time!!

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    Same as above and the opportunity to write your own personal message on the board to be included on the To The Point Project website/blog. I’m sure you have something you want to get off your chest!

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    as above and one 11”x 14” photo (matted) of your own personal message on the white board to be included on the To The Point Website/blog. We’re in this together!

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    Same as above and an opportunity to write your own personal message on the board to be featured in the “Dear Atlanta” art exhibit. How cool is that, you’re in an art show!

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    One 18” x 24” poster print of your message on the white board (Atlanta area). Your photo featured in the “Dear Atlanta” art exhibit and your name mentioned in the exhibit program. (Atlanta, GA).

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    You must really like this project!! I'm flattered :)
    Same as above and an opportunity to share your personal story regarding your message on the white board to be featured on the To The Point website/blog. A complimentary photo shoot with your friends/family who wishes to also write their message on the white board. Your photo featured in the “Dear Atlanta” art exhibit and your name mentioned in the exhibit program. (Atlanta, GA).

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    Wow! My artshow will be even MORE amazing with your help!
    Same as above. A custom photo album of you and selected participants. An opportunity to make a cameo appearance in the Dear Atlanta trailer! Lights, Camera, Action!

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- (60 days)