Monday, April 6, 2009


Join the Frist Center's outreach educators in contributing to artist Mel Chin's FUNDRED project.

The FUNDRED DOLLAR BILL PROJECT is an innovative artwork made of millions of drawings. This creative collective action is intended to support OPERATION PAYDIRT, an extraordinary art/science project uniting three million children with educators, scientists, health care professionals, designers, urban planners, engineers and artists. Together they are working to make lead-polluted soil in New Orleans safe. The toxic soil currently places thousands of children at risk for severe learning disabilities and behavioral problems, including violent crime.

The FUNDRED DOLLAR BILL PROJECT is raising local and national awareness of the hidden problems of lead pollution in New Orleans through the production of "FUNDRED DOLLAR BILLS"--original, hand drawn interpretations of U.S. one hundred dollar bills created by school children and community members across the United States.

The FUNDRED template and lesson plans are available for download at:

The Frist Center will be collecting FUNDRED dollars. Come by, as a group, and drop them off in the Frist Center FUNDRED vault. Questions? Please contact Andee Rudloff at 615.744.3351

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