Papering Port Au Prince with Hope! Large Portraits adhered to walls, will be left as a reminder of goals, hopes and dreams.
“To inspire, heal and improve the quality of life for children in need through the creative process of art.”
“We believe that there are not words as powerful as a single drawing, sock puppet play, mural, photograph or creative enterprise. Using art as a catalyst for healing and expression we intend to initiate whimsy and wonder while infusing creativity into disaster stricken communities. So often children are not part of the conversation within a hard hit, natural disaster area. We bring their ideas, thoughts and emotions to life in full color regardless of language, creed or custom. We do this using art as the Universal Language.”
About the Project: HOPE Art papered 18 portraits (roughly 4.5feet by 4feet) in various spots around PaP and Jacmel in August 2011. For the 2nd anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake in January 2012, we'd like to leave a trail of HOPE by papering the streets with portraits of girls ages 4-15 years old holding up signs explaining their hopes, ambitions and dreams.
About the Adhesive: Wheatpaste (also known as potato paste, flour paste, rice paste, Marxist glue, or simply paste) is a liquid adhesive made from vegetable starch and water. It has been used since ancient times for various arts and crafts such as book binding, decoupage, collage, and papier-mâché. It is also made for the purpose of adhering paper posters to walls and other surfaces (often in graffiti). Closely resembling wallpaper paste, it is often made by mixing roughly equal portions of flour and water and heating it until it thickens, or by smearing cooked rice into a paste.
TO THE CHILDREN!
We pay for art supplies, hand sanitizers, medical kits, meals for the girls and member airfare/travel expenses.
We are always on the hunt for new talent. Check out our website: http://www.projecthopeart.org/ and then send us an email and let us know what you'd like to create with our girls in Haiti.
This is both a long, complicated question and an easy one.
We'll go the easy route ... because Haiti is a beautiful & terrible place, ripe for opportunity to create intentional whimsy. Because Haiti needs more help than just about any other place we can imagine. Because we have a penchant for rum and fried chicken. Because we fell in love with this country on our very first visit.
Because the number 8 is magic.
It stands for Infinity. And we believe HOPE should be around for INFINITY.
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INSPIRE A CHILD: For the caring person who is willing to sacrifice a latte in favor of crayons and bring hope to a destitute child, we'll send you a high-res photo for download, so you can “be” with us every step of the way. You'll also have access to all of our project updates plus a HOPE Art sticker to show your support.Estimated delivery:
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PORTRAIT PAPERING PROJECT: For just a $20 donation to our kickstarter campaign, you will be sponsoring the installation of an oversized photo portrait to be hung in the streets of Port au Prince. Choose the hope, dream or portrait image that inspires you the most and we'll dedicate that portrait in your name. You will also receive a high resolution download, watermarked with your name, after our January Trip to Haiti. Simply choose your portrait from this page: http://projecthopeart.org/adopt-a-portrait/Estimated delivery:
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ROCK PAPER SCISSORS: So you're a gambler? You like to mix it up a little and surprise your opponents with the occasional “paper” throw down. Do it the right way, slip us some green so we can splurge on pastels and paints. We’ll send you an original art print as your prize plus all of the rewards listed in the previous pledge categories.Estimated delivery:
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LITE BRIGHT: Aah, your name in lights. It's a wonderful life. And to thank you for lighting up all the girls lives in Port au Prince, we'd like to coordinate a SKYPE DATE with all the girls so you can meet the people your money is supporting.Estimated delivery:
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INFINITY: At this price point, we’ll salute you from Port au Prince. But we’ll also gift you original artwork by a Haitian child from the tent camps. This artwork could take many formats - this is intentional whimsy people! We’re not here to stamp out creativity. Please understand that your original artwork may take a variety of shapes and sizes. This is the gift that keeps giving in an endless circle. We ask that you proudly display your artwork in your home or office to delight others.Estimated delivery:
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SAN FRANCISCO A-GO-GO: You will be invited to a private viewing of an art and photography exhibit reception - A vicarious Haiti experience for those strapped to desks or frightened of sleeping bags. You may gift this to any stranger on the internet, your Aunt Irma or claim this prize LIVE, details will follow.Estimated delivery:
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SOLID GOLD: (limited reward, 30 available): No, we're not going to dance on a stage, in gold leotards, in your honor. Instead we'll adorn your name in our art book during Phase II of this HOPE Art project. Additionally will receive not only original artwork from a Haitian child, an invitation to a private art and photography reception, but you will also receive your name adorned with sprinkles, rainbows and fluffy clouds on our website, in gratitude we trust. We will dedicate a portion of the artwork created TO YOU, on a special webpage with your name emblazed all over it. This clickable link can be emailed and shared with friends and family so you may brag about all the beauty you helped bring to a dark corner of the world.Estimated delivery:
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WHITNEY HOUSTON: (limited reward, 10 available): We get so emotional, baby. At this level of support we'd like to sing your praises as loud as we can. You will get a custom coffee table book of this HOPE Art adventure along with the opportunity to serve as a penpal to a Haitian child, using the universal language of art. Jenni Ward herself will provide instruction into this language. Additionally, we'll adorn your name in our art book during Phase II of this HOPE Art project. You will also receive original artwork from a Haitian child, an invitation to a private art and photography reception, AND you will also receive your name adorned with sprinkles, rainbows and fluffy clouds on our website, in gratitude we trust. We will dedicate a portion of the artwork created TO YOU, on a special webpage with your name emblazed all over it. This clickable link can be emailed and shared with friends and family so you may brag about all the beauty you helped bring to a dark corner of the world.Estimated delivery:
- (40 days)