Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Brownstones to Red Dirt

After Dinner Snacktime, 4x6, Gouache & Ink on wood, 2010

I was asked a little while ago to be part of the Brownstones to Red Dirt Postcard Art Benefit, and here is my contribution. They had us paint on wooden postcards from Night Owl Paper Goods (super cool!). Below is a little bit about the Art Benefit.

"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."

Check out all the great work coming in! There's more being added every day!

3 comments:

Night Owl Paper Goods said...

Your artwork is incredible! We are so absolutely blessed to be a part of such a moving project and art benefit. Thanks for sharing your gift with the world!

Pixybug Designs said...

Awesome Nicole! Looks like they are sitting outside Bilbo Baggins' house!

Anonymous said...

i admire how you use your art for good, not evil!
tb