Friday, March 12, 2010
BROWNSTONES TO RED DIRT POSTCARD ART BENEFIT
Over the years I have been repeatedly impressed and humbled by the spirit of generosity so many of my friends at Blue Sky have exhibited. Whether it involves charities for the disenfranchised or green initiatives for the sake of the environment, Blue Skyers always step up. Below is a dramatic demonstration of this spirit taken to an astonishing level. I've cut and pasted the information so as not to dilute or confuse it's content.
Two colleagues at Blue Sky Studios, David LaMattina and Chad Walker, have created a feature-length documentary about a pen pal program between a group of at-risk sixth graders living in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn and orphans from the war living in Freetown, Sierra Leone. This Postcard Art project is an extension of the their film "Brownstones To Red Dirt" which features children from both schools. The kids in both places have inspired us all to want to do more and so we're putting together an art auction of original postcards based around the same central theme of the film in a fundraising effort to build a school for the orphans in Freetown, Sierra Leone and create a library for the youth at their school in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.
I also want to mention Vicki Saulls, one of our great sculptors at Blue Sky, who has taken on the daunting task of launching and overseeing the auction.
It's taking place at this very moment, and not surprisingly, my entry above, is the very last to be submitted. If you want to help this very worthy cause and at the same time, jump start your art collection, go here.