Now you can buy exquisit works by Chemainus artist Diana Durrand and, at the same time, support a daily breakfast program that provides Chemainus community school students their ‘most important meal of the day’.
Durrand is the first local artist to participate in a social initiative called Buy Art Feed Kids (BAFK), recently launched by Sunshine Coast artist Dana Caple. At BuyArtFeedKids.com visitors can view and purchase online works by Durrand and nine other artists. Forty per cent of the purchase price will help feed kids in the community the artist is from; an equal amount will go to the contributing artist; 20 per cent will be used to cover administrative costs.
The Chemainus Community Schools Association runs a daily free breakfast program, providing nutritious and tasty meals, because “hungry kids can’t learn.” It’s an essential initiative for student success in the Cowichan Valley, which has one of the highest child poverty rates in B.C.
If you want your contribution to stay in the Chemainus, visit the BAFK’s online gallery of Gallus Domesticus (chicken) exhibit. These elegant works have been exhibited in Victoria and the Cowichan Valley. You can also call Diana and view the prints in her Chemainus studio. Call 250-210-0921 to arrange a viewing.
For more information about Buy Art Feed Kids email BuyArtFeedKids@gmail.com.