What is it?
On December 1st, Louisiana Green Corps (LAGC) will be partnering with the Stella Jones Gallery to host “Framing the Future”, a photography exhibit, as part of the annual New Orleans Photography Festival PhotoNOLA.
The event’s primary purpose is to raise awareness of LAGC’s mission and the community need. At the same time, it will serve as a fundraising event so we can continue our youth training & education programs. The exhibit will showcase and sell photography in frames made by program participants using wood salvaged from blighted homes throughout New Orleans. The exhibit will show works that illuminate the interaction between people - particularly youth - and the urban environment; featuring themes of urban decay, construction and restoration efforts, urban environmentalism/conservation, and sustainability (i.e. the capacity to endure). Featured artists are Epaul Julien, Harold Baquet, Skip Bolen, Erin Krall, and Jamar Pierre. Their artwork will be for sale, as will frames and other craft pieces. In addition, we will have staff available to take custom frame orders.
Who Are We?
Louisiana Green Corps:
*Check out the IndiGoGo Gallery for a participant profile video, photos of our programs, and a music video made by LAGC participants!
LAGC is a young and growing non-profit organization that facilitates upward mobility and civic participation by offering training and educational services, advocacy, and environmental projects. LAGC offers job skills training to low-income, court-involved, and otherwise disadvantaged residents through the completion of impactful environmental restoration projects. While training, LAGC helps participants gain work adjustment skills, overcome social obstacles, secure a job, and identify resources to help them start a pathway out of poverty and meaningfully contribute to the rebuilding of their communities.
In the midst of staggering urban decay, rampant crime and violence, drug-dealing, and a failing school system, these youth are trying to build a better world for themselves, their families, and their communities.
Stella Jones Gallery:
The Stella Jones Gallery provides a venue in downtown New Orleans for artists of the African diaspora to exhibit superior works of art. The Gallery endeavors to be an important site of both cultural and economic development in the local, national, and international arts community. They are highly motivated to raise the aspirations of African American youth by providing them with a better understanding of their heritage through the visual arts. The gallery fulfills its educational goals through lectures, panel discussions, intimate gallery talks and exhibitions with artists in attendance.
What Will Your Donation Do?
In order to put the event on, we need some basic materials and tools so that our youth participants can make the products for the show. Besides frames, participants are making other crafts which will help them gain even more carpentry experience. These products will be sold 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 ensure that the event is a success.
What Other Ways Can You Help?
Can’t contribute but want to help?
- Spread the word! Post this link on the social media network of your choice. Indiegogo has share tools for you to use!
- When thinking of holiday gifts, check out our website for craft pieces and frames. The wood is salvaged from local New Orleans homes and it is made by our youth participants for construction work experience. We will include a little card to let the recipient know that it came from such a great cause!
- Check out the website http://framingthefuture.eventbrite.com/# for ticket info and more!
Thank you so much for looking at our project!
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