Art Opening: Haley Badenhop #firsttothird

Art Opening: Haley Badenhop #firsttothird

Wed, December 10, 2014

7:00 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)

Free

Art Opening: Haley Badenhop #firsttothird
Art Opening: Haley Badenhop #firsttothird
Artist Statement:
A year before graduating high school, Haley went on a mission trip to Panama with teen girls from all over the USA and came back the states with a new world-view; People with so little were so grateful, while people in the US seemed to be taking so much for granted. Now exactly 10 years later, although the world is closer than ever with the use of social media, we remain divided. This series is an intense contrast of first and third world nations by analyzing the differences between the two through watercolors. In addition it displays companies that are making an impact for five dramatic topics happening today: Poverty, Malnutrition, Sex Trafficking, Economic Instability, and Unavailable Education. The goal is to bring awareness to certain issues and promote simple ways to become a more socially-conscious citizen through every day life.
 
Artist Bio:
Haley grew up on a farm outside of a town of 600 in Ohio, taking a pig to the county fair 10 years straight, and drawing since before she can remember. This led to a degree in Fashion Design, and exploring much of the US until landing in beautiful Jackson Hole to be an artist, designer, and adaptive ski instructor. A relatively new medium for her, she pulled out watercolors and began exploring them earlier this year. She feels that designing an ideal lifestyle should be the #1 goal in life and for her this means incorporating faith in God, physical activities, healthy cooking, entrepreneurial studies, pursuing ever-changing life passions, and creating new art projects daily. She encourages every one to do the same, lend a helping hand, and make every day more exciting than yesterday.
 
Thanks to the following companies for working with me and providing imagery to be inspired by: Children's Cup, The Bar Saves Lives, A21 Campaign, 31 Bits, and World Bicycle Relief.
Venue Information:
The Rose
50 West Broadway
Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 83001
http://www.pinkgartertheatre.com/