Thursday, March 5, 2009

Planetary Intervention: Whole Foods and Hatch Show Print Artists Team Tonight for Charity Cause

Posted By on Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 10:41 AM

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Charity begins at home, but that doesn't mean it can't travel. From 6 to 8 p.m. today, the Green Hills Whole Foods hosts an art reception organized by Popsicle Sticks and Rhinestones, the printmakers of Hatch Show Print.

Sixty percent of sales of original artwork by Brad Vetter, Julie Sola and Mary Sullivan (who did the print pictured here) will go to the Whole Planet Foundation, which grants micro-loans to individuals seeking to start their own sustainable businesses in Guatemala, Kenya, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, East Timor and elsewhere abroad. In addition, Hatch has created posters for the occasion, with 100 percent of the $10 purchase price going to Whole Planet.

If you can't make it out tonight, show up tomorrow for Whole Foods' "80s Day" promotion, where local DJ's will spin your favorite tunes from the era of Reaganomics and Miami Vice from noon to 8 p.m. For a $2 donation, you can force the entire store to suffer through "Total Eclipse of the Heart" while you peruse the store's many 80s-themed food specials. (Stinky cheese would be apt.) It's part of Whole Foods' month of fundraisers for the Whole Planet Foundation. Details on others soon.

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