The Curbside Collection is a collaboration between local artist Virginia Sitzes and Thready Or Knot. Here is more about Virginia:
“Hello! I am a printmaker, painter, and climber who loves dinner parties and dancing. I received my BFA in printmaking from the University of Oklahoma in 2017 and co-founded Art Group OKC. . I currently reside in OKC where I am a practicing artist. My work is process intensive. There is freedom in letting go of control. My work, in a literal sense, is a visual manifestation of my inner thoughts. While playing with the merging of mediums, a brush, a screen, a needle, I let intuition guide my mark making. I play with process and abstraction while letting my brain subconsciously deal with moments, memories, and thoughts. I hope to give a glimpse of what it may be like to walk down a tiny stream, gather around a campfire at the end of the day, or stand in the midst of waves crashing during the setting of the sun. I want to express wanting to cry, laugh, dance, and sleep all at the same time, through layers and colors and marks. My work becomes more than just a visual experience; it begins to evoke an emotional response.”
When I asked Virginia who she wanted to donate some of the proceeds to she decided on Curbside Chronicle. The Curbside Chronicle is a magazine that employs and empowers men and women transitioning out of homelessness in Oklahoma City. The Curbside Chronicle is dedicated to:
Providing a legitimate source of income for homeless and low-income individuals in Oklahoma City.
Providing a voice for the homeless within its magazine, covering a wide variety of social issues.
Building community between homeless and non-homeless individuals.
Increasing awareness of social issues and decreasing stigmatization of the homeless.
20% of every purchase goes to Curbside Chronicle and every purchase also comes with a copy of the latest Curbside Chronicle mag!