fwaaCan art fuel a movement? You bet it can! History is thick with poignant and powerful examples.

Can it win hearts and minds as well? We know it can, because art is as much a part of life as food, water and air.

And that’s the message of ArtPride NJ and the Printmaking Center of New Jersey campaign on a Kickstarter project– to spread the message that art can spur action and change in our state and beyond.

Running through May 22, this campaign supports creation of a limited-edition of original silkscreened and digital prints and posters by Newark-based artist Lunar New Year (LNY) in collaboration with artist and master printer Jase Clark.

LNY’s print, FOOD WATER AIR ART, speaks to the need to prioritize, fund and support the arts. ArtPride NJ and the Printmaking Center of NJ have teamed up to mobilize the arts community and hand deliver FOOD WATER AIR ART posters to elected officials throughout NJ, giving arts organizations a chance to share personal stories about how the arts make a difference in their communities.

38blny-sketching-680x1024We have been working for several months planning not only the art, but an entire campaign including a video, the sponsors’ rewards, promotion, and distribution. To actually produce the prints and posters we must raise $18,000 by May 22. So we need your help! And with Kickstarter, it’s very easy.

To make the goal we need hundreds, if not thousands, of artists and individuals who believe in this message to back the project for rewards ranging from $5 – $500.  Our strength lies in numbers and we know supporters all over the world share in our belief.  You can help us by making the campaign viral.  Spread the word right now through all your networks.

But please don’t stop there.  Make it real by backing the project.  Our vision and goal is to cover the state and beyond with FOOD WATER AIR ART posters: in the lobbies and windows of cultural institutions and galleries everywhere in our state, poster bombs all over downtowns, stickers on hundreds of cars and thousands of laptops, and our reward t-shirts proclaiming FOOD WATER AIR ART on arts advocates throughout the country.  Here are some photos of our wonderful, generous, tireless and tremendously talented artists working on the project. Be part of the movement and back the project by May 22!

Please visit http://bit.ly/FWAA-APNJ and help back our project!LNY-and-Jase-with-poster-in-progress-1024x680

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