This very special 11″ x 17″ poster can be purchased for $20 (plus tax) to put in your store or home window! Proceeds benefit Artist Kara Hoblin, Southampton Arts Center, and Heart of the Hamptons, the Southampton-based non-profit organization offering a Food Pantry, Clothing Room, and General Assistance programs. Show your support for those brave individuals working in hospitals, pharmacies, grocery stores, post offices and more, by putting this beautiful poster in your window for all to see.
Note: Posters will be delivered to Southampton addresses only. All others will be shipped for an additional $5. Price does not include tax.
“Thank You Essential Workers” © 2020 Kara Hoblin @karabellaa.
About Kara Hoblin
Artist, Kara Hoblin, Greenport, NY, works in various media, including chalk, drawing, painting, photography and collage. A sense of childlike wonder is apparent through the whimsical narratives of her work. Inspired and drawn to the natural environment she finds comfort in the feeling of the earth beneath her bare feet, icy saltwater on her skin, or crisp air brushing against her face. Working collectively to share, connect, and inspire others through creation and exploration of our natural light and darkness.
“Through the work I create, I am a vessel or conduit for helping to protect, heal, spread compassion and love in our society and environment. Continually being surprised and ignited by the human psyche, a river of emotions, and oceans of understanding fuel my creative process.”
The impermanence of chalk allows us to visualize how fleeting this life is.
I created the interactive chalk series, the Chalk Art of Letting Go to encourage people to move forward with positivity, embracing the idea that when one door closes, another opens, and we just have to be willing to walk through it. I invited everyone to erase my work alongside me to illustrate that if we let go of the past, accept it, learn from it, and even appreciate how it has helped shape us, then our possibilities are limitless. While we can’t predict the future, we can try our best to protect it.
About Heart of the Hamptons
More than 30 years ago, members of the Southampton, NY community came together to found an organization to help those in need. A small food pantry and an emergency assistance outreach were launched. The organization quickly grew, and in 2003 Heart of the Hamptons became a non-profit organization registered with the state of New York. From the very beginning our mission was to help those in need in our community. Over the years, we developed a network of programs and dedicated volunteers to strengthen our outreach and effectiveness.
Today, Heart of the Hamptons assists more than 1,500 people each year with the help of more than 50 dedicated volunteers, and an active Board of Directors. The headquarters at 168 Hill Street in Southampton Village is home to the Southampton Food Pantry serving over 500 households (1500 people), the Clothing Room, and an outreach office for Executive Director Hilton Crosby. Services include a multi-faceted Assistance Program offering crisis intervention, medical assistance funding, aid for seniors, school supplies and summer lunches for school children, and a meals program for the homebound. Heart of the Hamptons also connects people in need with resources available in our local community.
All our services are offered with respect for clients’ privacy and dignity. HOH is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in the state of New York. Heart of the Hamptons works hand-in-hand with the local schools, government and civic organizations, churches, and other food pantries to make sure the need is addressed wherever it arises.
Our main annual fundraiser, the Polar Bear Plunge, held every second Saturday in December at Cooper’s Beach in Southampton Village, is a much-anticipated event that attracts hundreds of people who raise funds to support their community. We welcome all volunteers and donations. heartofthehamptons.org
Curated by Amy Kirwin Program Partners include Drawdown East End, Peconic Land Trust, South Fork Natural History Museum, Oceana and the Peter Matthiessen Center. This timely exhibition features artists who use their talents to focus on environmental conservation and activism, whether through fine art, science, photography, film, music, prose or other forms of artistic expression. The vision for eARTh is to use art to creatively confront the alarming state of our precious planet and its inhabitants in a way that all can understand and appreciate. The intention of eARTh is to ask questions and inspire action. What can you do to make a difference? Artists include Roisin Bateman, Kristian Brevik, Scott Bluedorn, Megan Chaskey, Erica Cirino, Rossa Cole, Janet Culbertson, Thomas Deininger, Alejandro Duran, Jim Gingerich, Mamoun Friedrich Grosvenor, John Haigney, Kara Hoblin, Michael Light, Pamela Longobardi, Christa Maiwald, Tucker Marder, Janine Martel, Steve Miller, Patricia Paladines, Aurora Robson, Cindy Pease Roe, Lauren Ruiz, Jonathan Shlafer, Anne Sherwood Pundyk, Anne Seelbach, Kathryn Szoka, and Diane Tuft, plus a special project by the members of the South Fork Natural History Museum’s Young Environmentalists program. Image: Alejandro Duran; Vena, 2011