Creating LIGHT where there is darkness, lead artist Shrine will beam a brigade of resourceful talent from Los Angeles to Port au Prince to assemble from reclaimed materials a sculpture based on the concept of LIGHT around the time of Karnaval (end of February, beginning of March 2014). Described as a contemporary Folk Artist and leader in the LA art scene, Shrine has a long history and diverse portfolio of art installations.
Each and every year builders, innovators and organizers assemble at the Haiti Communitere eco-base to fan out their ingenuity. These visionaries create new solutions (and celebrations) in poor Haitian neighborhoods. In one of the hardest hit and poorest neighborhoods, Cité Soleil, resides the RAJEPRE School, home to 100 school children who would otherwise not attend school or receive an education. This will be the site for the sculptural installation.
‘Shrine’s entire art practice is about making the dead and discarded objects of the ordinary world live whole new lives as fresh-faced stars of a new visual culture. He calls that visual culture the Empire of Love, and if it had a slogan, it would be “Art from Trash,” advocating ambitious dumpster-diving as a serious form of design for a legitimately sustainable society.’
In January 2013, in honor of the anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Port-au-Prince Haiti, Project HOPE Art built a sculpture from recycled materials with Haitian artists, local orphanages, students at the RAJEPRE school and other project partners.
The sculpture installation was called “Let There Be Light”. As an art organization collective in 2014 we are expanding this project to bring the installation artist Shrine via the Do Art Foundation and performing artists from Lucent Dossier’s non-profit Cuddle the World to Haiti during Karnaval to work with the community as an artistic and collaborative cross cultural exchange. Apply Here!
Please support us in bringing the artist Shrine and Lucent Dossier performers together on an outreach project to Haiti, to create art and performance with the Haitian community February/March 2014. With your help we will build a beautiful sculpture from discarded trash and create performances with the children in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Port au Prince – Cite Soleil. (see images) The sculpture will be constructed at Haiti Communitere and installed at the Rajepre School in the middle of Cite Soleil with legendary folk-artist Shrine. We will be using recycled materials that are tossed in waterways leading to the ocean, and with these objects and the communities help, create a dazzling sculpture for the school and the residence. Lucent Dossier performers will be working with the children to create costumes and teach cirque skills in preparation for the countries annual Carnival celebrations. They will also visit several orphanages in the area, including the OJFA orphanage. We will be taking photos and filming this journey, and you are sure to see how your contribution affects lives both for the Haitians and for the artists returning to California. We are so privileged, its time to share our artists with the world –
A little inspiration goes a long way!
Come and Join us on this trip!
“Have a meaningful trip to Haiti with artist Shrine (Do Art Foundation), Lucent Dossier performers (Cuddle the World) at the Haiti Communitere Eco-Resort (Project HOPE art). Participate in Kanaval 2014 and make art and theater happen for disadvantaged communities. Sliding scale of $4000 – 6,000 per person covers room, board, airfare, 2meals and art materials”
Only 10 spots available.
Shrine will be leading a team of invited artists (10 CTW performers/builders) and Eco-tourists ready to participate supported by The Do Art Foundation, CARTWHEEL, Haiti Communitere, Cuddle the World and Project HOPE Art. The team will first build an installation in Haiti during Carnival and later will recreate the piece on a pier in Los Angeles, CA.
The Do Art Foundation engages the public to DO ART through interaction and education.
CARTWHEEL connects artists with art lovers, highlighting innovative, community-oriented creators.
Haiti Communitere is a Haitian based organization that strives for Haitian and International groups to operate as a community, thus increasing capacity and streamlining logistical operations.
Cuddle the World supplies Hope and Imagination to underprivileged children in orphanages worldwide.
Project HOPE Art works to inspire, heal and improve the quality of life for children in need through the creative process of art.