Seacoast Repertory Theatre announces the creation of ARTREP, an innovative fundraising collaboration with artist Marshall Carbee. Art collectors can purchase an original Carbee work and directly support The Rep: 50% of the proceeds from each purchase will go directly to The Rep as a tax-deductible donation. The partnership culminates in a showing of Carbee's paintings at two locations in Market Square, Portsmouth. The public is invited to attend the reception for this showing on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Rudi's, 20 High Street in Portsmouth and at Zev Yoga, 16 Market Square in Portsmouth.
Carbee will produce the one-night special exhibition with the help of local businesses and members of the arts community. Two preview locations are set up in cooperation with Zev Yoga: at their 16 Market Square studio in Portsmouth and at their 175 Water Street studio in Exeter. Please call Marshall Carbee at (603) 834-2158 to make an appointment to preview the artwork.
Carbee says, "It's an exciting project and a true honor to be an artist-in-residence at The Rep this season!" The Rep’s producing artistic director Craig Faulkner adds, “We’re thrilled that Marshall has chosen to support The Rep in this way … everyone benefits. I especially appreciate the ‘green’ aspect of Marshall’s work. We’re working to move in a similar direction at The Rep. Aligning ourselves with an eco-conscious artist makes perfect sense.” To learn more about Carbee’s ‘green’ approach visit his website at www.marshallcarbee.com or go to YouTube.com and watch the new Marshall Carbee video.
Carbee, a New Hampshire artist, is one of only a handful of green artists working today. He has been working with the rich and vibrant natural colors of the western United States for nearly a year, but recently returned home to enjoy a few months on the NH seacoast. In 2008, he created the first bio-based, sustainable gesso (Carbee Soy Gesso) and collaborated with Eco Safety Products to develop the first bio-based industrial scenic coatings. Carbee promotes green production in all the arts - in motion picture production, museums and schools. He works with environmental nonprofit organizations, contributing his own art to raise money for these causes.
ARTREP reception October 16, 2012; 5:00 to 8:00 pm at two locations in Market Square. Rudi's at 20 High Street, Portsmouth, NH, 03801 (603) 430-7843 and at Zev Yoga (formerly the Granite State Gallery) at 16 Market Square, Portsmouth, NH 03801.
Check out Marshall's Website at http://marshallcarbee.com/
Check out Marshall's Work on Youtube.com here!