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FRAMING THE FUTURE
Redeeming the Past
On Saturday, December 1st, in conjunction with the annual New Orleans Photography Festival PhotoNOLA, Louisiana Green Corps will be hosting “Framing the Future,” a photography show and benefit to support its youth program. The benefit will be held at the Stella Jones Gallery in the St. Charles Place shopping plaza located at 201 Saint Charles Avenue in the CBD. It begins with a Patron Party from 5-6 p.m., and will then be open to the public from 6 to 9 p.m.
Location: Stella Jones Gallery
Address: 201 Saint Charles Avenue #132, New Orleans, LA 70170
Date: Saturday, Dec. 1st
Time: 5-6pm Patron Party; 6-9pm General Admission
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“Framing the Future” will showcase and sell artwork by Epaul Julien, Harold Baquet, Skip Bolen, Erin Krall, Samantha Berg and Jamar Pierre, whose works illuminate the interactions between people and the urban environment. All artwork will be for sale, as will frames and other craft pieces made by Louisiana Green Corps’ youth program participants. There will also be raffle prizes from local companies.
Louisiana Green Corps is excited to partner with Liberty’s Kitchen- a youth development and culinary training program- which will be providing some of the food for the event. Additionally, NOLA MIX, a music education program that provides training, mentoring and performance opportunities for aspiring DJs of all ages and skill levels will be providing music.
Liberty’s Kitchen is a social enterprise dedicated to transforming the lives of New Orleans’ youth by providing a path to self-sufficiency through food service-based training, leadership, education and employment programs. Liberty’s Kitchen is a highly structured environment in which students learn and practice professional work attitudes that will serve them for a lifetime. NOLA MIX is a New Orleans based music education program that provides training, mentoring and performance opportunities for aspiring DJs of all ages and skill levels. Students learn to mix, scratch, and DJ through a hands-on and interactive experience. Group and individual classes are available. For more information contact visit www.nolamix.com.
Suzy Mason, Executive Director of Louisiana Green Corps, explains,“This event is designed not just to raise money, but to raise awareness about youth development programs like Louisiana Green Corps, and to highlight young people who are driven to expand their perspectives through training and education. Many of the youth who enroll in our programs are faced with mammoth obstacles they must surmount before they can become upwardly mobile and financially secure. We offer job training and character building experiences for youth in our programs that can help them develop a road map to stability.”
Gallery owner Dr. Stella Jones emphasizes that the purpose of the event is to “celebrate youth through visual arts, culinary arts, and performing arts.” All proceeds from the exhibit will benefit Louisiana Green Corps’ youth training & education program which helps participants gain work adjustment skills, overcome social obstacles, secure a job, and identify resources to help them start on a career pathway and meaningfully contribute to their communities.
Patron Party admission is $35, which will support Louisiana Green Corps’ youth construction training program. Patrons will gain early entrance to the exhibit, cocktails & hors d’oeuvres, and one of Louisiana Green Corps’ signature picture frames made by youth program participants using wood salvaged from blighted homes throughout New Orleans. Come show your support for Louisiana Green Corps, New Orleans youth, and community restoration efforts
CAN’T ATTEND THE FUNDRAISER BUT STILL WANT TO HELP? Here are some of the wonderful ways you can still support Louisiana Green Corps:
- Donate! – We need some basic materials and tools for our youth participants to build frames and other repurposed crafts for the show. These products will be available for sale at the fundraiser, with proceeds going directly back to our youth program. In addition to supplies, LAGC will need to use some funding for marketing and advertisement materials to make this event a surefire success. Click here to be directed to our IndiGoGo campaign.
- Purchase a gift! – With the holidays just a couple months away, check out our website for available craft pieces and frames. Or if you have a custom order in mind, let us know! We’ll be sure to include a little card to let your special someone know their gift helped benefit the community of New Orleans by utilizing repurposed building materials as well as training local youth in carpentry skills.
Without your support, Louisiana Green Corps would be unable to provide such valuable services and experiences to New Orleans’ most vulnerable youth. So this holiday season, be Part of the Solution!
A huge THANK YOU to our “Framing the Future” Sponsors!
Branch Out, City Greens, Elio’s Wine Warehouse, Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours, La Madeleine, La Nuit Comedy Theater, Liberty’s Kitchen, Mat and Naddie’s Restaurant, Michael’s Arts & Crafts, New Orleans Chocolate Devil, New Orleans Dance Academy, New Orleans Museum of Art, Nola Foods, Pal’s Lounge, Stella Jones Gallery, Whole Foods Market, Wild Lotus Yoga, WTUL New Orleans 91.5 FM
Adam Satariano, Christine Alderman, Eileen, Reardon, Elizabeth Hennessee, Jessica Sugg, Linda Novak, Lindsey Freedman, Meghann Kabala, Michael Domingue, Sara Cuff