Redmond Proficiency Academy Student Nonprofit to Open a Benefit Gallery

Pollywog Arts Benefit Art Gallery December 2, 6-9 pm
Willow Lane Artist’s Creative Space, 400 Second St #2, Bend, Oregon

Redmond Proficiency Academy’s student-run nonprofit organization, Pollywog Arts, will host its inaugural event on Friday, December 2 at 6:00 p.m. at Willow Lane Artist’s Creative Space, 400 SE 2nd St. in Bend, Oregon. The gallery will benefit both NeighborImpact and student and teacher artists from RPA.

“This gallery is special to us, because as students, no one really wants to take our art seriously, or give us students a chance to show our talents,” said RPA junior and Pollywog Arts co-founder Cheyenne Doescher. “But in this professional setting, not only can we seriously show our talents, but we can also do good in the community by raising money for Neighbor Impact.”

RPA’s unique event is the result of a partnership with Willow Lane Artist’s Creative Space.  “Cheyenne and Stauny have created an incredible opportunity for RPA art students to share their work with the Central Oregon Arts community,” said Redmond Proficiency Academy teacher and Willow Lane owner Adam Mendel.  “Through this exhibition, students will have an opportunity to look into the world of gallery art and art as a career.  I’m excited and honored to assist in this unique opportunity, and can’t wait to see the show!”

All art at the gallery will be available for purchase, and may students are also willing to be commissioned for original pieces. The proceeds will be split between Neighbor Impact and the artists.

“This show is an experiment where art created by young artists is placed in a professional space, and we see if that inspires people to admire what we make,” says RPA junior and co-founder Stauney Adamson.

For additional information please contact Cheyenne Doescher, Co-Founder Pollywog Arts, |541.246.6575

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