September 12, 2012
The Mesa Arts Center and Grimaldi’s Pizzeria have teamed up for a free event and book signing tomorrow night (Thursday, September 13th) at Grimaldi’s Pizzeria DC Ranch on Market Street from 5:30-8:00 pm. The event is open to the public and will feature a Ballerina exhibition by Bob Carey of The Tutu Project, along with light refreshments and a cash bar.
The Ballerina book will be available for $50 and net proceeds will be donated to benefit women with breast cancer. The book will be released to the public in October. Ballerina stems from Bob Carey’s work on The Tutu Project, which humorously depicts the tutu-clad artist in playful scenarios around the globe.
The project began 10 years ago when Carey’s wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. Since then, the photographs have taken on a new identity and have become a visual anthem for the fight against the devastating disease.
Bob Carey’s images present both an irreverent playfulness and vulnerability, themes that run throughout much of Carey’s work. The project has taken Carey from Times Square to Italy and he hopes to turn the photos into an inspirational force behind breast cancer awareness.
Net proceeds from Ballerina will go directly to The Carey Foundation, a non-profit organization established by Carey and his wife Linda to provide support to women diagnosed with breast cancer and their family members.
In case you can’t make it to the event, the Ballerina exhibition will be showing at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum from September 14th through December 2, 2012.