On Saturday, 15 Novembet 2008, Miami Mid-Century Art & Collectible Gallery in the Wynwood section of Miami will conduct an estate auction to make room for the Environmental Art Exhibit of Operation Green Leaves during Art Basel Miami 2008. The Gallery is conveniently located at 3404 North Miami Avenue, just south of NW 36 Street.
Dee-Anne Treadway collects estate sale merchandise, ranging from Brasilian Samba hats…
to a collection of red ‘wizard of oz’ slippers.
Call 305.409.8536 for directions or to ask Deann what she has in the attic?
Noted New York artist Paulette Lust completed her first piece of furniture art on November 11, 2008.
Responding to a ‘call for artists’ plea from Operation Green Leaves’ executive director Nadine Patrice, Paulette transformed a lovely wooden table into an original painting during a brief business trip to Miami.
Paulette was in Miami for Gallery Walk, November 8th, because she has her work on display at Art Fusion Gallery in the Miami Design District. On Monday, November 10th she drove to the Econo Equipment warehouse and began the painting. She returned on Tuesday, November 11th, to finish. The table will be on display, along with the work of other artists, during Art Basel Miami Beach 2008 as part of an Environmental Art Display in the Miami Mid-Century Gallery in the Wynwood Art District of Miami.
She calls her art primitive, because it’s spontaneous – not overworked, the first lines are always her best. You will love to live with her art. Ms. Lust’s unique style, contemporary-primitive, has earned her critical acclaim and an ever-increasing following among collectors. After working in many mediums, including oil and watercolor, she became fascinated by the ancient technique of painting on silk. Her original silk paintings have been exhibited successfully in one-woman art shows in galleries domestically and internationally.
Paulette Lust’s inspirations come from her extensive travels. Born in Lvov, Russia, she lived and traveled throughout Europe and the Middle East before settling in New York. Speaking four languages by the age of 12, Ms. Lust began her formal studies in art while studying at The University of Texas in San Antonio. She resides in Manhattan with family.
The goal of the Artoire Project is to sell the furniture and use the proceeds to plant trees in Haiti. Check out the Operation Green Leaves’ website for more information and pictures: www.oglhaiti.com.
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Last week I was honored to be the Lunchtime speaker at Barry University’s Global Warming Conference. The theme of my presentation was ” Haiti’s Environmental Tragedy”.
My message was that those at the lowest end of the socio-economic levels are the ones who will be affected the most. This hurricane season was a ferocious one for Haiti. The entire island was affected from West to East and North to South. Because all four hurricanes that hit Haiti were mostly a rain events, mudslides and the lost of life was very high. The muslides are the result of Haiti’t almost totally denuded mountains. For years (18 years) Operation Green Leaves’ message has been that restoring Haiti’s environment should be a top priority. Now, we are seing the wisdom in the warning.
The Global Warming conference was very well attended. I asked everyone present to help me spread the message that “we must be prepared by the next Hurricane season.” We need to take preventive measures that include increasing reforestation nationwide, building necessary infrastructure and providing basic services in the 5 major cities, at a minimum. The Goverment of Haiti, and the elected officials, must plan NOW! They must take steps to diminish the outrageous lost of life we saw this year.
Reforestation must be a NATIONAL PRIORITY in Haiti.
In 2004 after witnessing the death toll and destruction in Haiti when Tropical Storm Jeanne hit, we were sad and all sectors of the international community made promises to be ready, and make changes, to reduce the lost of life the next time. Four years later, with the increase of Global Warming, we had one of the most dangerous and vicious hurricane seasons on record. We are crying AGAIN. We are saddened AGAIN. The pictures of a totally ravaged Haiti were spread on the internet. But, that was months ago. What is being done, TODAY?
I am hoping we will learn, this time. I am hoping the responsible authorities and agencies in Haiti will start preparing NOW. I asked everyone in the audience to help me give voice to the voiceless, hope to the hopeless. Love to the children.
Haitian Nationals and friends of Haiti must pressure the Haitian government and those in charge to provide the basic needs and infrastructure to the people of Haiti, so next time fewer lives will be lost.