Popular West Palm Beach Artist Donates Proceeds from Upcoming Art Show to Light the Dark Campaign
Online PR News – 28-August-2012 – West Palm Beach, FL – Being a Celebrity Brand Ambassador for a cause means drawing attention to what you believe in - Florida artist, Greg Pitts, is doing just that.
Pitts, who has won numerous awards for his work and is personally endorsed by Sherri Shepherd of ABC’s The View, will formally host an art exhibit at RAW Gallery in West Palm Beach, FL. The collection shown is called the “Cure,” which will show a total of ten pieces, with a percentage of the proceeds from all sales to be donated to the Light the Dark Campaign.
Light the Dark 2013 is an awareness campaign focused on eradicating modern-day slavery. The goal is to unite individuals and organizations all over the world into one voice. Standing together. Demanding an end to human trafficking and slavery all over the world.
And both Pitts and Light the Dark are partnering to become that voice.
“Being an Ambassador for Human Trafficking is something that is near and dear to my heart” says Pitts. “I always strive to support worthy causes [and] fighting Human Trafficking is one of the most important endeavors our society should be concerned with.”
Pitts artwork is in high demand, with him often donating his benevolence to previous charities such as the Florida AIDS Walk, American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, Startlight Children’s Foundation, and now, the Light the Dark Human Trafficking Campaign—just to name a few.
Oh, and Pitts is 100% self-taught.
But even so, Pitts has been compared to the abstract expressionist legend, Jackson Pollock. In fact, his origin in art, the comparison to Pollock, and his passion to fight human trafficking has a much deeper connection than just providing him with something to do.
“When I decided to start painting, my first paper that I used for my paintings was handcrafted recycled paper made by a group of women and children from the Philippines who had been rescued from human trafficking. That collection of work consists of 20 pieces and has been exhibited worldwide, as far away as the Netherlands. The person to actually see me taking my work to a frame noticed, and in conversation, she gave me the name “The Black Jackson Polluck” and wished me well.”
A cause, full circle.
The art show will take place August 31, 2012 at RAW Gallery and Studio [508 Northwood Road]. More information can be found at www.rawgallerystudio.com.