Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Join RISING as we welcome and help host a great event, I AM WOMAN next Thursday, July 15, 2010, 7p-10p. This is sure to be a great event as it's an FGIII Art & McKane Organization Event. Frankie Garcia and Jeremy McKane have put a lot time & effort into making this event a great success and we are excited to have the opportunity to play host to a great event for a great cause.

Proceeds from a multi artist series within the exhibition will benefit Alley's House, a wonderful non-profit Dallas organization. Each of the participating local DFW artists donating to Alley's House series will create a 24" x 24" art piece based on femininity and the following attitudes:

FEMININITY referring to qualities uniquely attributed to women.
LOVE that drives the Artist to create.
BEAUTY in artistic creation and output.
PASSION imbued within the art.
POWER latent within the work, demanding respect.

The entire exhibition will consist of works by several prominent female artists from the Dallas area. The Alley's House series within the exhibition will be sold and 100% of the proceeds of that series will go directly to Alley's House. The canvases for this series have been sponsored by Betsy Walker "Course of a Different Color".

The artists participating in the exhibition include Renee Vandevere, Kate Wickham, Maureen Womack, Michelle de Metz, Jennifer Morgan, Karen Garrett, Bonny Leibowitz, Carmen Menza, Suzy Moritz-Rawdin, Cathey Miller, Sonia Semone, Sue Ellen Davis, Laura Elia, Melissa Preston, Andrea Reich Fender, Kathleen Wilke, Jessica Lee, and Treva Gilkey.

The mission of Alley's House is to empower teen mothers and their children to achieve independence through support services, education and mentoring. Alley's House strives to break the generational, economic, and social impact of teen pregnancy within the community. For more information on Alley's House please visit