Life For The World .com, New York City Member Since April 2010 Artist Statement One month after losing their home, school and every possession to Haiti’s earthquake, 100 children from the Maranatha School and Orphanage came together and created 209 masterpieces of art.
The children had been sleeping outside, on the streets or under tents since the earthquake.
The project was the initiative of Rogue Space | Chelsea Gallery owner and documentary filmmaker Kevin O’Hanlon.
O’Hanlon collaborated with artist Richard Laurent and the Life For The World team to bring canvasses and painting supplies to Maranatha which has been the home and school to over 100 children since 2002.
The concept was to bring blank canvasses and painting supplies to the orphanage and help them create their very first paintings. We exhibited the paintings at Rogue Space | Chelsea and with the proceeds were largely able to restore the orphanage to it’s original working condition. The project was so successful we are now continuing to support the children onto the next level.