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Undergrowth Art Auction - Building Miracles For Ecuador

Join The Undergrowth on Sunday, November 6th for our first ever Art Auction Fundraiser!! **TUG Dance Party Afterwards**
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Featuring some of the most unique originals and prints from across the Undergrowth visual and 3D world, this is your chance to come home with some incredible visionary art and help build homes for earthquake victims in Ecuador!

◊ Featuring Art By:
Hit & Run Studios // Casey Arden Art // BAM's Universe of ART // Infinity Life // Erin Cheek // Jacqueline Maloney Art // SPERO ART ...& so many more TBA;)

◊ Musical Offerings:
..........TBA;)

We will be asking for a suggested donation of 10$ at the door for entry & your own auction paddle. Come ready to bid on pieces donated by Undergrowth Artists of all mediums and practices & support our mission!!

◊ ECUADOR EARTHQUAKE RELIEF PROJECT ◊

The Undergrowth Collective, Hearts of Gold Foundation and Cardoso Y Asociados - arquitectura are counting on your support to raise funds for the Earthquake Disaster Relief Effort in Ecuador!!

MISSION: Cardoso Y Asociados - arquitectura (a construction and architectural firm based in Ecuador) will build permanent housing for 8 families who have lost their homes due to the earthquake using the funds obtained from this campaign.

CRISIS INFO
•On April 16, 2016 an earthquake occurred in Ecuador at 18:58:37 ECT with a moment magnitude of 7.8 on the richter scale. At least 661 people were killed and 27,732 people injured.
•The population residing in the regions of Manta, Pedernales and Portoviejo accounted for over 75% of total casualties and more than 3 billion USD worth of destruction.
•The area that has been affected accounts for 20% of the country.
*Thousands of families are now without proper shelter and are living in the rubble of their previous home.

BUILDING INFO:
•The houses will be built in an upper level, leaving the ground level available for future expansion. The materials used to build the houses will be seismic-resistant and sustainable in the long term (wood, concrete and steel).
•Volunteers will be sourced from local colleges. Architecture majors in Portoviejo and in Cuenca will have the possibility to intern and volunteer at the construction sites in Portoviejo.

HOUSE SPECIFICS:
Area: 40 square meters or 430.56 square feet
Bedrooms: 2
Bathroom: 1
Kitchen+Dining: 1
Living space: 1

CALL TO ACTION:
We are calling on our extended network of artists, creatives, healers, community leaders, and activists to aid our mission by helping us raise the funds to build all 8 houses ($160,110.73 USD). We have been given the green light to begin construction on the first house and now all we need is the funds!

DONATE NOW: Here is our croundfunding campaign for the first home for a woman named Azecena. Read More & Donate: https://www.generosity.com/emergencies-fundraising/ecuador-earthquake-relief-project-home-for-azucena

DONATE ART: If you are a talented visual artist or know someone with a passion for making a difference in the world through the power of visual art, please reach out to us on facebook or at theundergrowthasheville@gmail.com
Art submissions must include a picture of work (canvas, print, 3D, digital, jewelry, pottery, etc accepted), title & description, and cost of materials (with perference of reimbursment once piece has been sold).

We'll see you on the 6th of November!!
Together, We Can Make A Difference. Together, We Rise.
#undergrowth2016