Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Donations Sought...

Melbourne, FL— On July 15-16, 2013, Derek Gores, collage artist and owner of EGAD ArtLAB in the Eau Gallie Arts District, will host a two-day work shop for Brevard County Public School art teachers at his studio in the Eau Gallie Arts District. While donating his time and studio, Gores seeks donations to cover the purchase of professional supplies for the teachers.

Approximately 50 art teachers are expected to attend and Gores hopes to collect $6,000 to cover all expenses. Brevard Schools Foundation will manage all of the monies. Brevard Schools Foundation will accept the tax-deductible donation through their offices. Should individuals or businesses wish to send checks, please make them payable to Brevard Schools Foundation c/o Brevard Schools Foundation, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, FL 32940-6601 (put ACCT #8800 in the reference line). Donors may also pay by credit card by calling (321) 633-1000 ext 436 (Cathy Furtado) or ext. 756 (Linda Filippini).

Says Gores, "When schools look to save money by cutting programs, art is usually at the top of the list. Art teachers deal with diminishing resources and often spend their own money in their classroom. Art is essential. Every day of the school year, teachers spark the young minds of our kids. Art, of course, fosters creative thinking, which our kids will need no matter the career path they take later. Brevard's art teachers take on that vital responsibility, so the least I can do is give back a bit of the spark by hosting a creative workshop this Summer."

To provide the full experience for the teachers, a professional art show will be held at EGAD Art Lab for the public to appreciate the teachers' art. Date to be announced soon. Information will be on Derek’s Facebook page for this event https://www.facebook.com/DerekGoresArtist

In his collage portraits, Derek Gores recycles magazines, photographs, maps, data, and assorted found materials to create the works on canvas with a fearless sense of play. Gores’ fine art is exhibited in national and international art galleries and special commissions throughout a variety of professional sports arenas, hotels and private collections. Derek was recently the official artist of the 139th Kentucky Derby.

To donate, please mail checks to or call the Brevard Schools Foundation at (321) 633-1000 ext 436 or ext 756.

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