On Saturday, January 22, 2011, Flux Gallery will present “Connecting through Kindness,” an evening of art to benefit the Ben’s Bells Project. Begun by Ben’s family to commemorate Ben’s sudden death at age two, the Ben’s Bells Project has as its mission is “to inspire, educate and motivate each other to realize the impact of intentional kindness and to empower individuals to act according to that awareness, thereby changing our world.”
Ben’s Bells are beautiful ceramic wind chimes, crafted and assembled by hand by people all over Tucson and beyond. By the time a Ben’s Bell is assembled, at least ten people have worked on it, making it a true community effort. Ben’s Bells are not for sale. Twice a year, hundreds of Ben’s Bells are hung randomly in public places around Tucson and beyond, with a written message to simply take one home and pass on the kindness. The only way to get a Ben’s Bell is to find one or to be “Belled.” To date, more than 17,510 Ben’s Bells have been released.
The point? To remind people how much power they have each day to make the world a better place simply by being kind.
Help support this organization by joining us at Flux on Saturday, January 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. Featured will be the art of Peter Eisner, Shirley Wagner, Carol Ann, Lee Roy Beach, Lynne Yamaguchi, Maurice Sevigny, and new Flux artist Katherine Minott. Thirty percent of sales during this reception will go to the Ben’s Bells Project. Learn more about Ben’s Bells and how to get involved at their web site, bensbells.org.