Preview Reception Friday July 13 - see everything before anything is taken
Giveaway Event Saturday July 14, 1-5 - work can be picked up at this event
Omaha Artist’s Great Art Giveaway
BY SARAH BAKER HANSEN
WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER
Omaha artist Tim Guthrie has a goal: Make art for the 99 percent. He believes in it so strongly that he’s giving away his artwork all year long. For free. “I am giving away art because I want people I know and like and who have never owned original art to have some in their home,” Guthrie said. Guthrie has had the idea to give away his art for many years, but things got in the way and he never saw it through. Then, when the “99 percent” movement took off, he decided the time was right.
“Outside of my family, the one percent are really the only ones that end up with my work,” Guthrie said. “So why not get art in the hands of the 99 percent?”
Guthrie said lots of his friends have told him they’d like to own a piece of his work. But even his small pieces can cost $50 or $100. He’d donated work to art organizations and auctions that gets resold, but it’s still out of many people’s price range.
“I decided to cut out donations and simply give my work to people I know,” he said.
He started the project in January with the goal of giving away 366 pieces of art, one for each day in the year.
He set up a Facebook page where he regularly posts pieces of art that are up for grabs. To be eligible to claim a piece, a person must like his page on Facebook. The first person to leave a comment on a piece of art gets it... to continue reading this article on the Omaha.com website, click here:
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