We've heard of lots of art events that promote a humanitarian cause, but this was a new one for us: Operation Pink Dot hopes to draw awareness to the California organ donor registry. The project's name is a reference to the pink dots that are placed on driver's licenses to signify that a person wants to be an organ donor.
Operation Pink Dot's first artist reception takes place this Thursday night. There will be artwork from the following Bay Area artists:
• John Baden, who painted the above Operation board game on nine hollow-core doors
• Jonathan Costello
• Brett Hansen
• Darwin Bell, the photographer behind the "Polaroid® interpretation" shown below (see our The Gallery post here)
• Christine Heath
• Jonathan Weisblatt
According to a press release for the event: "Right now nearly 20,000 Californians wait for an organ transplant. That's 21 percent of the 94,000 people waiting across our country."
What could be better than local art coupled with a good cause? The reception is open to the public, with no admission charge, and cocktails will be served.
Operation Pink Dot
Thursday, May 3, 6-9pm
581 Hayes Street, San Francisco