AC JOHNSON PHOTOGRAPHY LAKE SUPERIOR ART SHOW
NOV. 5, 2011 6-8PM
WHAT: Mark your calendars for this amazing event. Experience award-winning photographer Alec Johnson’s amazing, haunting black and white photographs of Lake Superior, shown for one night only at his Edina studio. A large selection of ready-to-hang, 40” x 28” prints on archival canvas will be available for purchase, and you’ll have the opportunity to win one of three raffled prints.
While you view the art, you can enjoy refreshments, live jazz and a talk by the artist…as well as support a great cause! Net proceeds of this event will go to DesignWise Medical, a Minnesota-based nonprofit organization that is developing medical device solutions to children’s unmet medical needs. Your art purchase will be tax-deductible.
WHO: Alec Johnson is a commercial landscape, architect and portrait photographer and owner of AC Johnson Photography. His work is featured on the Explore Minnesota web site. In 2009 he was selected from more than 2,400 entrants as runner up in the Lensbaby International Image Competition. In 2010, one of his Lake Superior images was accepted through a juried selection for the “Unfeigned or Illusory” landscape photography exhibition at the Minneapolis Photo Center, and another Lake Superior photo was recently selected for Doug Beasley’s forthcoming publication, Water’s Edge.
WHEN: Saturday November 5, 2011 6 – 8pm
WHERE: STUDIO S
7117 OHMS LANE
EDINA, MINNESOTA 55439
AMPLE FREE PARKING!!
Beneficiary of this event: DesignWise Medical
DesignWise Medical is a Minnesota-based nonprofit organization that is focused on developing medical device solutions to children’s unmet medical needs.
The company is close to achieving the critical milestone of commercializing its first product, the Overnight Pediatric Oxygen Delivery System (OPOD), but needs additional financial support from donors to reach that crucial goal in 2012.
Photographer Alec Johnson met DesignWise founder and CEO Brad Slaker at the University of St. Thomas, and Johnson has served as an adviser and DesignWise board member.
Slaker founded DesignWise because children need devices that are safe, effective and sized appropriately for them. Technology already exists that would address many children’s unmet medical needs, improving outcomes and quality of life and, ultimately, reducing health care costs. However, these markets are small, making it difficult for traditional medical device companies to achieve an adequate ROI. Through its volunteer-focused business model, DesignWise is able to develop medical devices for children for approximately 20 percent of the cost of the traditional for-profit approach.
Through the sustained involvement of pediatric clinicians, parents, sponsors, volunteers and students, the company identifies, creates and delivers collaborative pediatric product solutions. To date, more than 200 volunteers have donated more than 22,000 hours to six DesignWise pediatric device projects. The company, which has sponsored 23 student projects at seven universities, was runner up in the 2011 Mosaic Social Entrepreneurs’ Cup competition.
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