PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, October 26, 2015

Abstract Art Collective Throws Fundraiser for SEE International

FIRST THURSDAY OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, November 5 - 5:00-8:00 p.m.
WINE AND HORS D’OEUVRES RECEPTION: Sunday, November 8 – 2:00-5:00 p.m.

SANTA BARBARA, CA The Abstract Art Collective presents ArtSEE, a fundraiser art event for SEE International, to be held at the Faulkner Main Gallery in the Santa Barbara Public Library. SEE International is a nonprofit, humanitarian organization whose volunteer eye surgeons generously work to restore sight to disadvantaged blind individuals worldwide.
Kicking off the month-long fundraiser will be a 1st Thursday Opening Reception on November 5, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. A second reception with hors d’oeuvres and wine will be held on Sunday, November 8 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Both receptions are free and open to the public.

ArtSEE features a 100-piece wall of affordable original artwork, created and donated by AAC members and offered for sale on a first-come-first-choose basis. 100% of the sales proceeds from the 100-piece wall will be donated to SEE International. Additional AAC artwork, juried by Dug Uyesaka, will be on display with 40% of the proceeds to benefit SEE International.

Abstract art has as many styles and processes as there are abstract artists. The ArtSEE exhibit includes a wide range of media: Painting, printmaking, collage, wall sculpture, photography and digital art.

Faulkner Main Gallery, Santa Barbara Central Public Library
40 E Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

First Thursday Opening Reception
Thursday, November 5 – 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Wine and Hors d’oeuvres Reception
Sunday, November 8 – 2:00-5:00 p.m.

The exhibit will be on display November 2-29. Regular viewing hours are
Monday–Thursday 10am-7pm, Friday & Saturday 10am-5:30pm and Sunday 1-5pm.

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About SEE International
SEE International envisions a world where no one is needlessly blind. SEE is a nonprofit, humanitarian organization that provides medical, surgical, and educational services by volunteer ophthalmic surgeons to restore sight and give the gifts of hope, opportunity and independence to disadvantaged blind individuals worldwide. Since 1974, SEE has examined over 3.65 million men, women, and children, and performed more than 440,000 sight-restoring surgeries.

About the Abstract Art Collective
The Abstract Art Collective is a group of Santa Barbara-area community members who organized in 2011 to exhibit their abstract artwork in an all-abstract environment. The 80+ member group supports a broad range of media and adheres to a definition of abstract art that includes conceptual work where some forms may be recognizable. For information on joining the Abstract Art Collective or to receive announcements regarding exhibitions, please visit the web site:
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