Kids-designed art showing at The Hop Creamery, May 27


Kids Design for Kids will present it’s finished art works in a community event at The Hop Creamery on Haywood Rd, Friday, May 27 from 6-9pm. Come support The Hop’s unique ice cream tasting room experience as well as see firsthand some great art designed by kids for kids.

Kids Design for Kids Art Show and Benefit Auction via Facebook is a continual online auction that will end June 1st, 7:30pm. Starting May 18th at 7:30pm, visit this event page often to keep updated and bid, if interested.

Kids Design for Kids is a collaboration between Almaguer Glass and New City Christian School in West Asheville. We have joined together to work on a fun project that causes us to remember that we all can make a difference, little ones and big ones.

Students from different art classes at New City Christian School designed glass work after a visit from the artist to their school where they learned about the art of glass. Artist John Almaguer made the work, and the students also got to take a field trip to the Asheville Glass Center in the River Arts District and see glass being made. The kid’s masterpieces will be auctioned and 100% of the proceeds given to orphaned kids under the care of Iris Madagascar.

Iris Madagascar began their work by taking in abandoned babies. This quickly grew into taking care of orphaned kids of all ages, as well as running a milk feeding program for malnourished babies, and a children’s feeding program for village kids.

This was both an arts educational experience for the students at New City Christian School as well as an opportunity to use their creative talents to help other kids their age in need. Many people may not know the value of what New City School offers its communitiy. Easily one of the most ethinically diverse private school’s in Asheville, New City was established to help bridge the achievement gap for underserved minorities and does not discrminate based on income, offering a sliding scale based tuition and many generous scholarships.

Almaguer Glass has previously traveled and lived in Africa working with orphaned and underprivleged children. This cause goes straight to his heart. As part of the program, Almaguer spent time in a New City Classroom sharing about the kids of Africa from a firsthand perspective.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall has lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. She is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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