Patrice Demmon is the founder and force behind this wonderful organization which raises money in support of families who have come to Portland seeking medical treatment for their critically ill children. One hundred percent of all proceeds go directly to these families to assist with expenses: housing, food, transportation, etc. Patrice describes this mission as the "dearest thing to my heart."
To achieve her goal, she came up with the idea of folding origami paper cranes and selling them for $1 each. She has personally folded over 30,000 cranes which she displays and sells as chains of cranes. In addition, Patrice has written a book for elementary school age children, Today I Will Be and invited prominent Portland artists to illustrate her story. The original artwork for the book will be displayed and for sale during the month of October at AOB Gallery.
|Chains of Cranes Created by Patrice|
|Illustration from Today I Will Be|
The exhibit opens on Wednesday, October 5, and continues through Saturday, October 29. An Artists Reception to celebrate the show will be held on Saturday, October 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. with complimentary refreshments and a chance to meet Patrice in person. We encourage you to attend and help us raise money for this important cause!
|Patrice Demmon and some of her 30,000+ cranes|
To learn more about Patrice Demmon and CraneAge go to: https://www.facebook.com/craneagefund and/or http://craneage.org