Paper for Water

Paper for Water

Origami Workshop to Benefit Living Water International

October 5, 2012

5pm – 8pm

”œTo give clean water to the entire world”

LuminArte Gallery

Sneak Preview: International Artists Exhibition ”œImagine”

 

Event will also be a chance to meet several international artists in attendance and preview their artwork.

 

DALLAS – September 17, 2012 –. As LuminArte welcomes the International Biennale Artists for “Imagine,” a special selection of international artists scheduled from October 6-28, the gallery is also pleased to host two outstanding young luminaries, who are inspiring meaningful improvements in the lives of many, through compassionate creativity.

Featured in the Dallas Morning News and on Good Morning Texas, Isabelle Adams, 8 and her sister Katherine, 6 were recently key note speakers for the NYC Chapter of UN Women during a symposium on sustainability, describing their spirited initiative ”œto give clean water to the entire world” through community involvement and the Asian art of origami.

After learning of the efforts of Living Water International (water.cc), a Houston-based charity that drills water wells in Ethiopia and other developing countries, Isabelle and Katherine decided to use a skill taught to them by their father, in reflection of his Japanese heritage, and began making origami ornaments to raise money for a clean water project in Africa. In no time, the two sisters had raised over $9,000 to sponsor a well in Ethiopia, improving the lives of more than 500 people with their first attempt. The story of their success went viral on an international level, prompting a quick $5000 in revenue for an additional well in India. Isabelle and Katherine are currently raising money for their fourth well, having raised more than $20,000 in less than one year for their project ”œPaper for Water.”

Imagine making a real difference in people’s lives through selfless creativity.

 

The ”œPaper to Water” project has caught the attention of many inspired individuals including Amy L. Hofland, Director of the Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, who described a shared vision of ”œteaching people to take care of them selves, others and the environment” while describing the ”œtrunk show” fundraising event at the prestigious Dallas Arts District venue, scheduled for December 1.

As the girls’ vision and mission to bring fresh water to 3rd world countries continues, the local community is invited to learn from them and invest in their vision on Friday, October 5 at the LuminArte studios in the Dallas Design District. A group of international artists visiting Dallas for the exhibit ”œImagine” will be lending their expressive touch to the artistic process, creating unique collaborative pieces to boost revenue in support of Isabelle and Katherine’s mission to promote the gift of clean water, the sustenance of life.

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For more information, please visit http://paperforwater.org/

or like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PaperForWater

100% of the proceeds will go toward clean water initiatives.

About LuminArte Gallery

LuminArte Gallery showcases mid-career local, national, and international contemporary award-winning artists, as well as bright emerging talent. Owner Jamie Labar and her expert team of curators work to express a range of perspectives while developing a standard of talented creative expression. The galleries newly minted artist studios and workshop serve to promote local talent, education and invite community participation in the arts. LuminArte resides in the DallasDesign District and is a member of the Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA).

LuminArte Gallery is located at 1727 E. Levee Street, Dallas, Texas 75207. Hours are Monday through Friday, 11am – 5pm; and by appointment. For more information, call 214.914.4503 or visit www.luminarte.com and follow on Facebook.

For hi-res images and interviews, please contact Matt Anzak- matt@luminarte.com

or Jimmy Manheim- jimmy@luminarte.com

For a complete list of participating artists, or additional event information, please visit www.luminarte.com

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