My Body/ My Story

The Animal Within, Linda Dubin-Garfield

The Animal Within, mixed media by Linda Dubin Garfield

My Body/ My Story Opens at FringeArts  September 5- 22, 2013 Benefits breastcancer.org

The Book Trader, 7 North 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 invites you to My Body/My Story by Linda Dubin Garfield and Susan Dipronio, a mixed media memoir installation which is part of the FringeArts Festival from September 5- 22, 2013. There will be two workshop opportunities on Sundays, September 8 and 15, 3- 5 PM, to create a mixed media portrait of a body part that tells a story about you in an ongoing workshop setting. Keep it for yourself or share it with others in a memoir installation which includes textual, mixed media & photographic art which benefits breastcancer.org. They have already collected over $2000 from pre-Fringe activities including an art show and sale and Pre-Fringe birthday party in Linda’s honor. Both Garfield and Dipronio are breast cancer survivors.

Since 2006 Garfield and Dipronio have collaborated on projects for the Fringe Festivals and other art projects including Asian Arts Initiative, The Ardmore Initiative,  and Diabetes for Democracy  and have raised thousands of dollars for non-profits related to their artistic themes including Locks for Love, Dafur Alert Coalition, Susan B Komens for the Cure and The Food Trust. In 2007, they received a Leeway Grant for Social Change for projects with Endow a Home.

My Body / My Story

Participants’ art from pre-fringe birthday party- photo by Linda Dubin Garfield

FringeArts presents the world’s most cutting-edge, high-quality artists, amplifying the vibrancy of Philadelphia as a renowned cultural destination and an unparalleled place to live, work, and visit. FringeArts experiences are entertaining, intellectually challenging, provocative, and moving.

For 18 days every September, the annual Festival creates a cityscape filled with theater, dance, music, visual art, and everything in-between. Audiences enjoy nonstop, creative cultural experiences, artists develop their artistic visions in total freedom without any curatorial barriers from bringing that work to avid audiences, and our community is enriched as art takes over our neighborhoods, animating the spaces of our city — from traditional theaters to corner bars and vacant storefronts.

The Body Tells a Story, Linda Dubin-Garfield

The Body Tells a Story, Linda Dubin-Garfield

For more  information: http://fringearts.ticketleap.com/my-body-my-story/

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