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Black Infinity Gallery Launch

$4,204 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 93 people in 4 months
The Black Infinity is a collective whose purpose is to create an expansive network of possibility, support, and opportunity for creatives of color. Working both locally and abroad we will provide physical exhibition spaces for emerging artists of color, an online platform for marketing, and professional development in the form of skill share workshops.

As a woman of color who grew up poor, I learned out of necessity that creativity was my greatest ally. I have always felt that hard work, mixed with the support and generousity of those who believed in me have allowed me to be the artist and educator that I am today. I want to pay that same generosity forward!

The Black Infinity will officially launch December 2, 2017 at 7pm at NoPlace Gallery in Columbus, OH. We will be featuring 10-artists in a group exhibition combined with a Holiday pop-up shop with goods created by people of color. But we need your help.
While being as resourceful as possible your donations will help us offset the cost of the following:

*Marketing: $500
Vinyl, local newspaper ads, printed materials, business cards, website fee.

*Building materials/Gen. supplies/food: $1500
-The Black Infinity pop up shop will be located inside NoPlace Gallery. (wood, drywall, putty, paint, bulbs, nails, etc.)
-Food/beverages for the exhibition opening/closing (100 guest minimum)

*Equipment/furniture rentals: $1500
-PA System, projectors, lighting for live music, workshops, furniture, and exhibition needs

*Artist stipend/film fee: $2500
10 artists  shipping/handling art works.
4 speakers/workshops

We are hoping to raise $6000 on/before DECEMBER 2 , 2017(but we’ll still take donations after!)

This will allow us to cover our exhibition expenses, and provide exhibiting artists funds for shipping  in order to meet our install deadline of November 25th.

Your support is just the first step to helping the Black Infinity spread its influence and increase our ability to provide free workshops and film screenings, and provide artists/workshop hosts with honorariums for their time!

It has always been a dream of mine to work collaboratively with a creative community and to provide opportunity and access for marginalized, and underrepresented groups of people in the arts.  I feel super jazzed that so many things are coming together in ways I could have never imagined. All of the funds from both the sale of artworks and the pop-up shop will go back to the artists, NoPlace Gallery, and The Black Infinity so that we can continue to bring you stellar contemporary art shows and quality merchandise.

With your help we will be able to impact  CCAD, CSC, OSU, and Columbus' southside neighborhood with free access to arts programming and events! All of your donations make this possible and every cent counts.

Thank you!

Tosha Stimage
Founder of The Black Infinity
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We didn’t meet it completely, but We met a large part of our goal! On behalf of all the artists, educators, and facilitators, THANKYOU for generosity. of time and possession.

My heart is exploding to share everything with you!

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Black Infinity Gallery Launch has reached 55% of its goal. Thanks to ALL of you wonderful friends and supporters! We have been able to expand our capacity to include some amazing makers for the pop up shop as well as adding a fourth panelist for our 12.9.17 discussion on Space Resources and Community!

We have 45% of our goal still ahead and I feel hopeful that together we can smash this! Please share our link and if you can consider a donation! No amount is too small!

LOVE
-Tosha Stimage
The Black Infinity
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The pop up shop is currently being installed at No Place Gallery!
We've begun!
walls are going up...
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We've confirmed our panelists for
December 9, 2017
Space, Community, Resources: Building stronger creative communities discussion

The facilitators are 3 current CCAD Sophmores interested in ways to bridge the gap between art space.
Joining our panel are Marshall Shorts, Joey Tang, and Marisa Espe.
Each panelists will receive an honorarium as a thank you for sharing their time and insights!
mailer design: Dillon Sirimonghon
Events!
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