Thursday, March 11, 2010

RRC Students support Winnipeg Harvest

Red River College Students Go “Old-School” to Support Winnipeg Harvest

Graphic Design students will create artwork on site for the 8th Annual Art Festival & Auction at The Forks Market

The Forks, Winnipeg, MB, March 10, 2010 - Second-year Graphic Design students from Red River College (RRC) will show that their talent stretches further than the computer screen as they create original art, in traditional mediums, at The Forks Market.
This weekend (March 13 and 14, 2010) the students will be creating art before the public’s eyes. Steve Vogelsang, Red River College Creative Communications instructor, will auction off their final creations beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. Proceeds from the event will be split between Winnipeg Harvest and this year's Graphic Design graduation. This is the 8th annual auction for RRC Graphic Design and The Forks.

“This has become a true signature event for The Forks Market, creating a great sense of theatre” says Randy Cameron, General Manager of The Forks Market. “We are thrilled to be able to support the talented communicators and designers of tomorrow while giving back to our own community.”

Mo Razik owner of Fenton’s Group of Companies began working with organizers on this event in its very first year. “This began as a way for the students to stretch their skills and showcase some of the amazing talent we have in Winnipeg,” says Razik, Event Producer and a tenant of The Forks Market. “It has become both a spectator event and art auction at the same time, with the students creating almost as popular as the auction itself. The caliber is phenomenal.”

Marc Gomez, a Graphic Design student involved in this weekend's art auction says, “It’s about supporting the community. We are supporting Winnipeg Harvest and we are artists in the community. It’s good for Winnipeggers to support local artists.”

“It is a joy to have graphic art students engage in “Old School” art style and participate with today’s school spirit to help feed hungry families in Manitoba,” says David Northcott, Executive Coordinator of Winnipeg Harvest.

The 8th Annual Art Festival & Auction is made possible through the generous support of Fenton's Wine Merchants, The Forks Market, Artists Emporium, Fleet Galleries, the Winnipeg Sun, and Downtown Winnipeg Biz.

For more information contact: Event Day Contact:
Clare MacKay Mo Razik
Manager, Marketing and Communications Event Producer
The Forks North Portage Partnership Fenton’s Wine Merchants
987-4360 947-9084

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