MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Art League is excited to be part of this year’s Help-Portrait event to give back to the local community. On Dec. 8, photographers from around the world come together with hair stylists, makeup artists and other volunteers to provide something to those in need. Local event organizer Glenn Frye stated, “This holiday season we have a chance to give a family something they may have never had before, a portrait together.”
“It's all about giving the pictures, not taking them,” said Frye, explaining that “none of the portraits will end up in a portfolio, on a website or be for sale. There is absolutely no money involved.”
Help-Portrait was founded by celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart. To date there have been over 150,000 portraits provided by more than 35,000 photographers and volunteers in over 50 countries around the globe.
Last year’s event was the first year the Knox Count Art League Photography Group participated in this worldwide event. “It was a tremendous success,” said Frye, “the art league was able to provide over 60 8-by-10 portraits in just four hours.”
This year’s event will take place Saturday, Dec. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s Parish House, 100 E. High St., Mount Vernon.
The art league is looking for volunteers to be a part of this year’s event to use their time, gear and expertise to give back to the community. If interested in volunteering for this event or to learn more, visit the Knox County Art League website at www.kcalmv.org/helpportrait2012. Organizer Glenn Frye may also be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published on November 1, 2012