Quiznos, pioneer of the toasted sub, is pleased to introduce QANVAS™ by Quiznos, an innovative approach to the world of pop art. Over 50 artists will transform the traditional Quiznos sub wrappers into unique works of art that will be auctioned off in benefit of ArtReach, a San Diego non-profit organization. The exhibit will be on display for one night only during the Comic-Con festival in the East Village of San Diego at Space 4 Art on Thursday, July 24.
Curated by Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow Gallery owner, Torrey Cook, the first QANVAS™ by Quiznos group exhibit includes works by graphic novel, comic book and outsider influenced artists including Alex Rico, Yumi Sakugawa, Bernard Chang, Sandy Collora, Dan Fraga, Steve Caballero, Mari Inukaito and Patrick Yurick to name a few. Patrick Yurick is the CEO of San Diego based comic education company called Making Comics Worldwide and will be curating a special section of the exhibition with artists involved in the organization. All works of art will be donated by the artists and auctioned off at the event with a portion of proceeds benefitting ArtReach and their dedication to providing art programs in local schools.
QANVAS™ by Quiznos supports Quiznos own philanthropic goals of elevating youth through arts and entertainment. “We are dedicated to providing opportunities and enrichment for kids through art and pop culture,” commented Chris Ruszkowski, VP of Advertising at Quiznos. “QANVAS™ in partnership with ArtReach will further the mission and help support arts-rich education programs locally.”
During the past year ArtReach provided free hands-on, standards-based art lessons taught by professional artists at 11 elementary schools throughout San Diego County. Since 2008, ArtReach has worked with over 15,000 students via this free program. “Our ability to provide free programs at schools that have no art education resources depends on the support of grants, individual donors and companies like Quiznos that share our belief that children benefit and thrive on an arts-rich education,” commented ArtReach Executive Director, Judy Berman Silbert.