Posted on May 17, 2021

Partnership between The Great Khalid Foundation and El Paso Electric Culminates in Inaugural Fine Arts Student Exhibition

Partnership between The Great Khalid Foundation and El Paso Electric

Culminates in Inaugural Fine Arts Student Exhibition

Ticket sales now available; Proceeds benefit Foundation

EL PASO, Texas – During Black History Month in February this year, an exciting new partnership between The Great Khalid Foundation and El Paso Electric (EPE) was announced that now culminates into the inaugural Fine Arts Student Exhibition: Celebrating Black History. A unique, one-of-a-kind exhibition of locally produced art by middle and high school students will capstone and bring to life their research as well as serve as a fundraising effort where all ticket proceeds to the exhibit will benefit the Foundation.

Celebrating Black History Fine Arts Student Exhibition will take place on Juneteenth – June 19 – from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the historic Downtown El Paso Plaza Hotel. Tickets to the exhibition are now on sale at $100 each.

“Seeing the work these talented students created and reading about what they learned surpasses our expectations and now we invite El Paso to embrace their talent and hard work with us,” shares Executive Director of The Great Khalid Foundation Linda Wolfe.

The Fine Arts Student Exhibition launched as an art contest that invited middle and high school students across El Paso County to create an art piece of any medium inspired and informed by their research into Black history. Ten finalists were selected and will have their work showcased at the exhibit on Juneteenth.

“Our mission of transforming the energy landscape goes beyond the traditional meaning of producing power and includes us asking ourselves how can we empower the lives of our customers and their families to be part of this transformation,” says EPE President and CEO Kelly Tomblin. “Each one of us has a powerful story to tell informed by our community and our culture. The opportunity this partnership with The Great Khalid Foundation will offer for our community will be beyond worth the price of a ticket.”

An exclusive number of tickets are available for purchase by visiting:

www.thegreatkhalidfoundation.org/fine-arts-tickets.

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