One of the activities that really round a person, is their pro-bono work to communities, putting egos aside, one must sometimes give without asking back. We artists have a great opportunity to grow by helping our community with our work, giving a part of ourselves.
An opportunity was presented to me in the last quarter of 2015, where me and a group of colleagues (Salvador Corral, Fernando López Moreno, Daniel Rivera )that form part of the Museo de las Bellas Artes Sonorenses Siglo XXI set to brainstorm what would be the best way to help more people through our work.
The initiative "Artistas Unidos por Hermosillo" was born and consisted on donating a total of 160 lithographies (40 works per artist), individually numbered and signed. They were exhibited and sold, directly to help the most vulnerable families in that live in my hometown.
The exhibit was in Palacio Municipal de la Ciudad, where we had the presence of Mayor Manuel Ignacio Acosta, who thanked us in behalf of the families supported, specially during the Holidays, which are a very sensible time when families are more united.
Thanks to the people who contributed buying the lithographies, we were able to get 500 Christmas dinners for the Miguel Aleman county (in the outsides of Hermosillo) and personally deliver and watch the faces of the people we were supporting. It was an amazing experience and we are already working on this years edition.
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