Fall 2014 marks three years of the experiment in art, arts education and community building that has become This Red Door. In that time, we have established a network of artists, educators, and individuals from all walks of life who believe in the potential of creativity and discussion to encourage positive dialogue and friendly bonds between human beings. It has been a good time and a stellar learning experience for all involved.
Our goal remains to create open learning environments, and to promote the creation and maintenance of free spaces where people gather to exchange diverse and sometimes contrarian ideas, and above all listen to each other. This Red Door has taken many shapes, but collaboration has always been the mantra. Through a constant practice of cooperation, This Red Door has shared opportunities and resources with active participants and casual visitors alike. From the beginning at Painting Space 122 in Manhattan, to Berlin and back to Brooklyn, we (and you) have put together an amazing room full of books, art, food, drink, performances, events, and informal time to just be.
And now we’re gearing up to continue our work in 2015. We are developing a number of exciting projects that we’ll announce as they take shape, but suffice it to say that we are planning to bring TRD to new places and new audiences around the country and the world.
In order to make that happen, we need to raise money. And so we are mounting our first fundraising campaign.
We would like to take this opportunity to ask if you’d consider making a tax-deductible financial contribution to This Red Door. This Red Door is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of This Red Door must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Your donations will help us tremendously to keep This Red Door open, and to open new doors around the world.
As an added incentive, we’re offering the brand new This Red Door t-shirt to everyone who chips in 25.00 or more. Hand printed by us on Alternative Apparel (the finest tee on the market, in Jared’s expert opinion), in ultra-soft discharge ink, it’s destined to be the first shirt you reach for in the pile of clean laundry for years to come. And it will help us raise awareness and money.
If you want to see everything we’ve been up to, visit us at thisreddoor.com.
And if you’d like to contribute, go to thisreddoor.com/?page_id=6183 – there you’ll also find instructions on how to claim your t-shirt, and also information for how to donate by check.
Thank you so much for your love and support over the last three years, and for helping us make the coming years even more amazing.
Jomar Statkun, Christopher Stackhouse & Jared Friedman – aka This Red Door
NB: This Red Door is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of This Red Door must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only. The value of the This Red Door t-shirt is $5.00. Any contribution above that amount is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
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