Brownstones to Red Dirt Postcard Art Benefit – an online art auction which will take place March 6 - March 13.
A couple of colleagues from Blue Sky Studios (the animation studio behind such popular films as Ice Age and Horton Hears a Who!) have created a film titled Brownstones to Red Dirt, a documentary about a pen pal program – and its lasting effect of hope and inspiration – between a group of children living in the housing projects of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn and war orphans living in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
The Brownstones to Red Dirt Postcard Art Benefit is an extension of the film – and all proceeds of sales will go towards helping to build a school for the kids in Sierra Leone, and to help create a school library for the kids in Bed-Stuy.
Artists from around the world have been invited to contribute original artwork done on birch wooden postcards (courtesy of Night Owl Paper Goods) – many of which are based upon the central "Pen Pals" theme of the film project. Please take a moment to visit the art benefit's blog to read more about this wonderful cause, and to see works by dozens of incredible artists!
You can also click here to sign up for notifications when the auction goes live this Saturday. Happy bidding & thank you for your support!!!