When the pandemic struck the world, it was time to pull out the creative hats to develop initiatives to keep the doors open and the mission alive for the Fashion Umbrella Foundation, a grassroots organization in the Bromo Arts District of Baltimore City, State of Maryland. During the pandemic, the Foundation found itself in financial straits, and the need for creative fundraising initiatives was a requirement, so the art program Nixon Art Gallery was formed. Although the Nixon Art Gallery was created to assist the foundation in raising funds, it did not come with ease.
"When you are as passionate as I am about what I do, and my passion trickles over into the Fashion Umbrella Foundation and youth, no matter how dark it may seem, God will always come in and shed light on a situation and pull you through." Stated Sharan Nixon.
On October 1, 2022, the Fashion Umbrella Foundation will host its first art exhibit created solely by its founder, Sharan Nixon, with an exhibit opening. The art is what saved not only Nixon but turned into a way to generate donations and continue the heartbeat of the Fashion Umbrella Foundation. The creative art pieces at the exhibit will be an array of designs on canvas and items made from resin.
A unique part of this exhibit is the 3D collection created using various mediums.
The art exhibit will be hosted at The Black Genius Art Show and open to the public from October 1 through October 14, 2022. The hours for the exhibit are Monday through Saturday from 12 pm to 6 pm. Visit the Fashion Umbrella Foundation website to register https://www.fashionumbrella.org/events.
Artwork purchased from the exhibit is tax deductible. Send questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.