Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Brownstones to Red Dirt

*Edit--Beautiful drawing was done by Willie Real

I wanted to shout out to the world about an amazing documentary that was so heartfelt and so inspiring....made by two colleagues at Blue Sky Studios, Chad Walker and Dave Lamattina... called Brownstones to Red Dirt . This documentary is about a pen pal program that focuses on a group of at-risk sixth graders living in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn and orphans, of the war, living in Freetown, Sierra Leone..It's through the pen pal program that these kids get to teach one another the beauty of life, their life struggles, and differences .

The amazing Vicki Saulls, my sculpting colleague,
has organized an art auction Brownstones to Red Dirt Blog to raise money to further help the kids, in both Brooklyn and Sierra Leone. Many talented artist came together and drew pretty pictures on wooden postcards, which will be auctioned off on Ebay, March 6th-March 13th starting at 8am. All the money raised will help build a library for the kids in Brooklyn, and a new school for the kids in Sierra Leone! If you want to bid, Please save the date for this auction! If you want to donate other ways please go here and contribute! Brownstones to Red Dirt Donate

My husband Ryan, and I are working extremely hard on a sculpture for this art auction, so keep an eye out for it! ;)
Much love and respect! Alena


JC said...

Alena - this is soooo beautiful! same with the sculpt below. wow!!

Alena said...

Hey JC! Long time! Thank you so much for the support on this piece! :) I introduced my husband to your work, and he was in awe, we really love your art! Hope to see more! :)

Raul Avila said...

wow! ...fantastic sculptors

saludos raúl

Abraham said...

You sculpt beautifully!
Greets, Abraham

Alena said...

Pointpusher---Hey Danny!!! Good to hear from you, man are you missed! :( are you serious?? You are my inspiration for sure, you taught me so much while you were here, and it means so much coming from a man who has a TON of talent! I bow to YOU my friend! :) Thanks for the kind words. Now back to work! :)

Raul Avila--Hey Raul, thanks for stopping by! :) Glad you like, are you bidding in the auction?! :) Take care!

Abraham--Thanks so much :) We had a lot of fun working on this! Glad it's apart of something so special. Thanks for stopping by!

Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.

Owen Williams said...

Wow you're sculpts are awesome, I saw them on Peter de Seve's blog. Great work! I think I vaguely remember your hubby Ryan from GCADT? Small world if it is :)

Alena said...

Owen- Hey there! Yeah, I asked Ryan if he knew you and it's true, He was introduced to you by Ryan Neal :) You were a year ahead of him or something? That's too cool! Definitely is a small world. Your frog is super cute btw! How's your work treating you? Thanks for stopping by!

murf said...

Gorgeous work; very inspiring.