Dersu art sale Friday to benefit 4H, Marfa Education Foundation

MARFA - The Dersu Collective will have its 8th Annual Art Sale Benefit to support the 4H Club and the Marfa Education Foundation.

The Benefit show is Friday, April 27 from 6-7pm at the Marfa Book Company, in the Hotel Saint George, 105 South Highland Street.

Organizers recommend getting there early as it tends to sell out fast.

For this year’s benefit, over 50 full or part time Marfa-based artists have expressed interest in donating their small-scale artworks to support the 4H Club Veterinary Sciences Certificate Program and Marfa Education Foundation Teacher Grants. Any artwork exhibited can be purchased for a suggested price of $50. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised will go to support these two causes.

The Veterinary Science Certificate Program provides 4H students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become a Veterinary Assistant. The program also provides a sound platform for students who wish to pursue an associate, undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree in the veterinary science field. Students who complete the program receive Veterinary Assistant (VA) classification and are eligible for CVA certification through the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA).

The Marfa Education Foundation Teacher Grants allow MISD teachers an opportunity to expand their arsenal of tools, software or books, in order to start a new program within their class, or to supplement an existing one. Some recent examples of teacher grants include purchasing a Chinese novel by Ji-Li Jiang for the 6th graders to study, supporting the National Honor Society in the Marfa High School, buying painting easels for art classes, and bringing virtual reality into the classroom.

The Mission of the Dersu Collective is to gather Marfa-based artists, and artists who care about Marfa, to create and donate small-scale artworks to be sold in a Dersu Collective exhibition, for the sole purpose of funding specific in-need projects and equipment benefitting the children of Marfa.

All proceeds from art sales during each annual exhibition go directly to fund that year’s specific project(s). Past Dersu Collective benefits have supported the creation of East Side Play park, an MISD playground for Pre-K and Montessori students, 4-H Club, and several MEF teacher grants.

Please come by on Friday and show your support for all the children of Marfa, Dersu Collective, 4H Club, Marfa Education Foundation, and our local artists. As is tradition, great art, beverages, and disco, will be served.

The Big Bend Sentinel

PO Box P
Marfa, TX 79843