Meat Draw: Drawing Party and Raffle
Online Drawing Party: Sunday, November 29, 2020, 1-3pm
Attend the event:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86871373945
Online Art Raffle: November 29 - January 9, 2021
Popular in community halls and Legion club rooms across the prairies, the classic Meat Draw was designed to raise money for local community charities. Traditionally, butchers and grocery stores donate themed platters of various cuts of meat, including breakfast packages, savoury pies, roasts, steaks, etc. Community members purchase raffle tickets and try their luck at winning the choicest cuts!
In conjunction with Aralia Maxwelll's exhibition “Square Appetites” at Neutral Ground Artist-Run Centre from November 28 - January 9, 2021, this drawing event and raffle of meat-themed drawings, is a reimagining of food traditions found on the Canadian prairies.
PART 1: DRAWING PARTY
Through this reimagining of a Meat Draw, into a “Meet and Draw,” Aralia Maxwell, invites the public to “meet” with her in virtual space to join in a socially distanced “drawing” session on Sunday, November 29th. This space will be an opportunity to informally discuss the artwork in the exhibition and share stories and images from the beautifully diverse food cultures that are present in the Canadian prairies.
Attendance is free of charge and everyone is welcome. You can join the event through the link above. Please use your own drawing materials (paper, pens, pencils, markers, pastels, paints etc.) in your own space at home, in your studio, or wherever is conducive to drawing!
PART 2: ART RAFFLE
Needless to say, the year 2020 has brought a lot of changes. While we may not be to gather together and revel in the joys of an old-fashioned meat lottery night, we can still raise money for the local groups that support the well-being of our communities.
A selection of meat-themed artworks, by local artists including Aralia Maxwell, will be raffled off, to raise funds for the Regina Foodbank over the holidays. (NOTE: the drawings done in part 1 will not be included in this raffle!)
How to participate in the Meat Draw Raffle:
1) Donate to the Regina Food Bank https://reginafoodbank.ca/donate/
2) Send an email that includes your name and receipt of donation to: Program@neutralground.sk.ca
Deadline to enter is January 9, 2020 at 11:59 pm CST (Note: $10 = one entry; $20 = two entries etc.)
3) Winners of the raffle will be announced on Monday, January 11th, 2020
Drawings will be delivered via post (within Canada) free of charge, shortly after.