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--- On Thu, 3/14/13, David Silverman <[address removed]> wrote:

From: David Silverman <[address removed]>
Subject: Atheist convention will feature art show
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Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013, 4:29 PM

50th Anniversary Logo Black

Art show will debut at atheist convention

Charity to benefit

 Cranford, NJ-In what is believed to be the first art show at an atheist convention, American Atheists announced that their 50th Anniversary celebration will include works from artists around the country. Ten percent of the proceeds from sales will benefit the Foundation Beyond Belief, an organization that vets secular charities.

The art show will run concurrently with American Atheists' National Convention in Austin, Texas, from Friday, March 29 to Sunday, March 31. The pieces will be sold via silent auction.

"We're positively thrilled to offer what we believe is the first art show at an atheist convention," said Dave Muscato, Public Relations Director. "There are so many wonderful artists in the atheist community, and we're proud to give them a chance to show off, and help a good cause at the same time."

"This is an idea that's long overdue," said President David Silverman. "In the past we've had many exhibitors and attendees who are artists, and an art show was simply the next logical step. We couldn't be happier about it."

American Atheists' 50th Anniversary Celebration and National Convention in Austin will include such speakers such as former California Congressman Pete Stark, Twisted Sister lead guitarist Jay Jay French, authors A.C. Grayling and Katherine Stewart, popular debater Matt Dillahunty, former pastors-turned-atheists Teresa MacBain and Jerry DeWitt, and American Atheists President David Silverman. The convention will also feature a costume dinner, free concerts, a comedy show, an art show and silent auction, more than 25 national and local vendors and exhibitors, and childcare options for attending families. The convention will take place the weekend of March 29th.

AMERICAN ATHEISTS is a national 501(c)(3) organization that defends civil rights for atheists, freethinkers, and other nonbelievers; works for the total separation of religion and government; and addresses issues of First Amendment public policy.

American Atheists, Inc.
P.O. Box 158
Cranford, NJ 07016
Tel: (908)[masked]
Fax: (908)[masked]

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