Pottery Outreach projects with POW!

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I am donating 100% of the proceeds from these pots to help raise money for POW! Pots on Wheels clay outreach projects. Donate now and receive one of these pots in time for holiday giving. Plus free shipping!

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Help us bring clay to the community!

We have until November 28th,11pm to reach our goal. Join us and we’ll get there!

I am donating 100% of the proceeds from these pots to help raise money for POW! Pots on Wheels clay outreach projects. When you support the arts and donate you also will receive one of these in time for holiday shopping (early December) http://kck.st/2lyZRaZ Shipping is included! 

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$100 pledge, you will receive a tumbler/vase

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                                                         $275 pledge you will receive a large oval pitcher 11″Hx 7″W 

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Pledge $500, Decorative Bottle,13″ H

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Pots On Wheels — POW! — is a non-profit arts outreach organization with two different free-of-charge youth art programs scheduled over the next six months. Both of these programs provide a unique experience to kids who don’t have easy access to the arts — your support will help these events reach their fullest potential and participation.

Program A) Collaboration with Boys and Girls Club of Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts, and Massachusetts College of Art: This eight-week after-school program will provide Boston middle schoolers exposure to historic pottery from the Museum of Fine Arts collection, as well as the chance to make and display their own pots in their neighborhood. (More details below.)

Program B) Collaboration with Girls Inc., Plunge Arts & Holyoke Community College: POW! will be leading a multi-day workshop for around 40 girls from the Holyoke, MA area to decorate ceramic works around themes of identity and cultural origin. At the exhibit opening of the girls’ work, Boston-based artist Salvador Jimenez Flores will give an artist’s talk on cultural reflection in art. (More details below.)

Spread the lessons of the arts

Kids can gain a whole new outlook from the creative problem solving and cultural traditions learned through the arts — especially with clay. Unfortunately for kids whose families can’t afford private lessons or camps, exposure to the arts is very limited in these days of tight school budgets. POW! uses its mobile gallery and learning space to bring the arts and an appreciation of fine handmade craft to under-served communities.

What your contribution supports

These two POW! programs are being offered at no cost to the participating youth. Your support helps POW! make the most of its limited resources, to help cover costs related to materials, all the logistics of getting the POW! truck to and from the events, as well as the kiln firings that make the participants’ handiwork into works of art that last a lifetime.

More about Program A

In a joint collaboration between the Boys and Girls Club of Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) Boston, and the Massachusetts College of Art, this eight-week after-school program for middle-school students enables them to explore the functional and aesthetic craft of ceramics as well as the critical thinking skills involved in making pots.

Students will experience a visit by the POW! truck to their neighborhood; they will also visit the MFA to explore ceramic traditions from a variety of cultures. These experiences will inform their making of their own pots, and will culminate with an exhibition of the students’ work in the POW! truck at a neighborhood elementary school. There, the participating middle-schoolers will teach younger students to work with clay. The kids’ work will also be displayed at the MFA!

More about Program B

In conjunction with Girls Inc., Holyoke Community College, and Plunge Arts, POW! will be leading a multi-day workshop for around 40 girls from the Holyoke (Mass.) area during the February 2018 school vacation week. The participants will be guided through the process of developing visual means of representing themes of identity and cultural origin. They will also be introduced to different artistic techniques of applying that imagery to clay.

The girls’ work will be exhibited at the Paper City Gallery in Holyoke, the opening for which will feature an artist’s talk by the Boston-based artist Salvador Jimenez Flores on cultural reflection in art. The POW! truck will also be on hand for the opening, which is open to the public. The opening is currently planned for Saturday 5 May 2018.

Get to know POW!

POW! is non-profit collaboration of New England-based potters who want to expand the reach of ceramic arts beyond the conventional gallery audience: young and older audiences who might never before have touched clay, used handmade pots, or have any idea about how pots are made. Expanding the reach of the arts community is central to what POW! is all about. This includes the support of hundreds of Kickstarter supporters and donating artists who supported our initial campaign to purchase the POW! truck in 2014.

We have till November 28 to get to reach our goal

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directly to our project page http://kck.st/2lyZRaZ