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Art Reception for Carrie Ann Baade and Benefit for Leon Shelter

Published September 29, 2011

You are cordially invited to an Artist Reception and Fundraiser for The Shelter

Saturday October 1st from 6 to 9pm

Where: Lee’s Wine Bar Page

This exhibition is of Carrie Ann Baade’s Fine Art Prints on Metal. The sale of prints during the reception will go towards the student project at Leon Shelter on Tennessee Street. Donations are also accepted and can be made to the FSU Foundation.

THE ARTIST: Carrie Ann Baade is an internationally exhibiting artist whose surreal oil paintings are rich with allegorical meta-narratives inspired by literature and art history. She has been awarded the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs Individual Artist Fellowship, the Delaware Division of the… Arts Fellowship for Established Artist, and a nomination for the prestigious United States Artist Fellowship. Exhibiting widely with the Pop Surrealists and her paintings have been featured in Metamorphosis, a survey of the top, contemporary Visionary Surrealists.

FUNDRAISER FOR: The Shelter responds to the emergency needs of people for shelter, food, personal hygiene, clothing, medical assistance and medications, and crisis intervention, without charging fees or imposing time limits. The Shelter is the largest provider of basic services to the Big Bend area homeless population, serving an average of 330 different men, women and children per day each year.

which provides of basic services to the Big Bend area homeless population, serving an average of 330 different men, women and children per day each year. With the 20 to 30 percent rise in the homeless population, Baade and her undergraduates and graduate students are working towards providing a better environment for the homeless through using structural design to increasing areas for shade and places for them to more sleep. Money raised will go towards this project.

CONNECTION: Baade’s students of FSU’s studio art program are working with internationally recognized artist Swoon. She is known for life-sized and larger wheat paste portraits that occupy urban landscapes all over the world as well as various design/build adventures. Swoon was named the Ben Bivins Scholar and will be coming to FSU in October. She will be working with the League of Graduate Artists to work on a project to benefit the community. FSU has asked to work with The Shelter, the homeless shelter located on Tennessee Street. The Shelter is nationally recognized for their unique philosophy of free, unconditional, and unlimited service to the homeless. For the last few years they have been undergoing a surge in population, and the students have identified a reorganization project they would like to undertake to allow the shelter to serve more guests on site. This project will give the students a chance to work closely with an acclaimed artist, see her process, and collectively use the talent and energy of the group to help a great organization.