Sedona AZ (April 3, 2013) – The Umbrella Project returns to Hillside Sedona April 26th through April 28th. Over 200 hand painted umbrellas will be on display. In addition, live music, bingo bash, fashion show, and barbecue will accompany this delightful exhibition.
In 1990, when Hilda Brown lost her favorite brown umbrella, she was inspired to found THE UMBRELLA PROJECT, Inc., an all-volunteer, global 501(c)3 Not-For-Profit organization that uses the common language of art to empower young people. Envisioning everyone in the world carrying colorful canopies whenever life’s storm threaten, Hilda encourages school age children to paint in small groups on over-sized white-nylon umbrellas with non-toxic fabric markers.
The Umbrella Project beyond, offering tools for self-expression, empowers children through global exhibitions of their hand –painted umbrellas. The Umbrella Project teaches children that they can be helpful when overwhelming events make them feel helpless. The children gain self-esteem by knowing that donations for their one-of-a-kind creations will benefit another child in need. This years proceeds will benefit Governor Cuomo’s Empire State Relief Fund – restoring and rebuilding the boroughs of New York City from the wrath left behind of Hurricane Sandy.
Music will be featured Friday afternoon, all day Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Saturday will also feature a bingo bash, barbecue and fashion show.
To view what the Umbrella Project is all about…visit the last event at Hillside on YOU TUBE – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttGVWe99Rj0. Hillside is located at 671 SR 179, Sedona, AZ 86336. For further information call (928) 282-4500.