http://oglhaiti.com – Operation Green Leaves is a 501c3 organization dedicated to environmental education and reforestation in Haiti. As part of an ongoing fundraising effort, OGLHaiti is developing an EcoBoutique, showcasing art, jewelry, clothing and other related items.
OGLHaiti’s EcoVillage Project in Arcahaie, Haiti is listed on the GlobalGiving website. If you can spare $10, or more, please visit GlobalGiving.org/6060 and make a donation.
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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.
OK. It’s not as good as the work of a real artist, but it is the first ARToire. This is the top half of an armoire that was given to Operation Green Leaves by the Westin Diplomat Resort in Hollywood, Floirda. The Westin is renovating its rooms, so all of the furnishing are being removed. Initially, it was the bedding. Gradually, it included lamps, chairs, sofas and armoires.
The idea of using selected pieces of furniture as the ‘canvas’ for an artist to paint on was inspired by the work of the noted Haitian artist Jude Papaloko. I saw a variety of functional art pieces in his gallery and believed it was a great way to recycle an old piece of furniture and convey a message at the same time.
Papaloko will be one of the artists who paint a piece of furniture for our environmental art gallery. He will display his ‘ARToire’ in his new gallery in Miami when it opens in November.
More than a dozen artists have expressed an interest in the project which will raise money for Operation Green Leaves’ Plant a Tree in Haiti campaign. To get a better idea of the project, and to see a list of artists, check out: http://www.oglhaiti.com/westin2008/artbaselproject.htm
Operation Green Leaves is looking of a few good artists who would particpate in a fundraising effort for reforesting Haiti. Check out www.oglhaiti.com and click on the ARToire Project link on the left.
The Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, Florida has donated outdated furniture and bedding to Operation Green Leaves. Most of the bedding will be shipped to Haiti, but we need to sell some of the furniture to cover the cost of shipping.
Rather than sell the armoires as furniture, we’d like to sell some of them as art.
We’d like to display the finished art during the Art Basel Miami Beach event in early December, then sell them to acquire trees to plant in rural areas of Haiti. More later.