Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Events

Artist Mel Chin on Fundred Dollar Bill Project"
  • Artist Mel Chin on Fundred Dollar Bill Project
    "
  • Workshop
  • 1/23/2010
  • 10:00-11:30
  • Lawrence Arts Center
  • Host: Spencer Museum of Art , Lawrence Arts Center
Multimedia
Event Description
THE FUNDRED PROJECT
In brief, the Fundred Dollar Bill Project invites you to create your own Fundred Dollar Bill-an original, hand-drawn interpretation of the U.S. $100 bill. The goal is to collect more than 3 million of these unique artworks. This cumulative total of 3 million Fundred Dollars supports the equivalent cost (in U.S. dollars) required to make safe every lead contaminated property in New Orleans, so that every child is protected.
Completed Fundred drawings are picked up by a special armored truck and will be presented to the U.S. Congress with a request for an even exchange of the creative capital-your Fundreds-for real funding to make safe lead-polluted soils in New Orleans. Once we create a lead-safe New Orleans, this innovative environmental model will be available to other lead-polluted cites.