By: We’re Trying Collective—
Muncie, IN – We’re Trying Collective invites Muncie community members to join them for FORK IT OVER: A Dinner Fundraiser for “On the Mark, For the City” at Cornerstone Center for the Arts on Tuesday, April 4th from 6:30 pm – 9 pm. VIP and General Admission tickets can be purchased online through Eventbrite.
In August 2016, We’re Trying Collective announced “On the Mark, For the City,” a collaborative mural project to be painted on the side of the Mark III Taproom. Initially inspired as a response to the Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting, the mural is designed to promote the Muncie community’s acceptance of and support for people from all backgrounds. The group of Muncie-based artists aims to raise $10,000 to finance the project and train community volunteers in the art of mural painting.
Since the start of this campaign, We’re Trying Collective has successfully raised more than $4,000 through a series of small, grass roots fundraising efforts designed to engage the community members who live, work, and play in the neighborhood surrounding the future location of the mural. In a final push to meet their goal and start painting the mural in May, the collective has partnered with Cornerstone Center for the Arts and will host Fork It Over: A Dinner Fundraiser at the downtown arts venue on Tuesday, April 4th. Community members, arts supporters, and Muncie enthusiasts are invited to join the artists for dinner and a celebration of the arts at work in our city!
Appropriately held in the mural-clad Majestic Room at Cornerstone, the event will include dinner provided by Two Cats Café and a cash bar provided by the Mark III Taproom. The program for the evening will feature a keynote presentation by writer and curator Dr. Jeanne Vaccaro, a postdoctoral fellow in Gender Studies at Indiana University and a research fellow in the archives at the Kinsey Institute who works at the intersection of performance and aesthetics, feminist art and archives, histories of the body, and queer politics. VIP ticket holders may arrive early for cocktail hour and a reading by Levi Todd of his original poem, “Commissioning the Muncie Mural.” VIP ticket holders will also receive a limited edition fine art screen print featuring the poem, a collaborative project by the poet and We’re Trying Collective.
We’re Trying Collective is a group of Muncie-based artists who work collaboratively to promote community interests while building a culture of inclusion and creative expression. Tickets for Fork It Over can be purchased through Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fork-it-over-a-dinner-fundraiser-for-on-the-mark-for-the-city-tickets-32835424639. Learn more about the collective and On the Mark, For the City on their website www.weretryingcollective.com. Direct donations to the mural project can be made through their CrowdRise campaign at www.crowdrise.com/on-the-mark-for-the-city1/fundraiser. For more information, contact the collective via email at firstname.lastname@example.org