Tsunami of Support
The first social change project, in collaboration with the Canary Collective, was to launch an art event to bring awareness, support and funds for the people of Japan affected by crippling disaster following the 9.0 Earthquake on March 11th that set off a Tsunami wreaking havoc across the country.
We received posters and commemorative bandanas that artists generously donated, launched a gallery show, and gave people an opportunity to show their support and solidarity through purchasing posters in the form of donations (within the gallery or online — @fab.com), taking their photos and writing personal messages.
Cry You One
Working with friends and collaborators, Mondo Bizarro, I created a pro-bono logotype based identity and poster design for their St. Bernard, LA. site-specific theatre piece entitled "Cry You One" that is part song, part story, part procession for our lost land, that celebrates the people and cultures of South Louisiana while turning clear eyes on the crisis of our vanishing coast.
Genocide Awareness, One Million Bones
A Sponsored Artist Residency and Community Workshop space from September 2011 to January 2012. I was proud to support and host/fund Naomi Natale's Artist Residency in New Orleans, at the Unfold Gallery space, for her artist installation and community project, One Million Bones www.onemillionbones.org.
"One Million Bones is a collaborative art installation designed to recognize the millions of victims and survivors who have been killed or displaced by ongoing genocides and mass atrocities in Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Burma. Their mission is to create a visible movement that will increase global awareness of these atrocities while raising the critical funds needed to protect and aid displaced and vulnerable survivors.For One Million Bones to realize its vision they need people to create and donate bones for this event."