The Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana (APEL) has already received 427 individual requests from teachers whose school supplies were flooded. This number will only grow.
A few days ago, I was inspired to paint Louisiana: People Stronger Than Water.
Original paintings and fine art prints are also available.
100% of proceeds from sales of these prints, and the painting itself, will be donated to APEL's efforts to help teachers replenish supplies.
Custom framing available.
DONATE ARTWORK TO AN AFFECTED CLASSROOM:
Want to donate a print or a painting to a flooded classroom? It's always nice to make those classrooms beautiful and full of artwork! But these are more than just artwork, they will act as a reminder of the strength and will of the people of Louisiana.
Each piece of artwork that is donated will be given to a Louisiana teacher who receives money for school supplies through this campaign.
In the check-out - please choose "Will pick up locally" as your shipping preference, and in the notes section write "Donated to a classroom".
Letter press print (3 color version)
11" x 14"
Shipping cost: $5.00
I'm a self-taught folk artist. My first painting was made on a whim during a winter break from college - and over the years I have found pleasure and relaxation through painting.
Upon moving to New Orleans I found my artistic soul through art-cars. A chance encounter in 2007 with Marigny artist, Sue Ireland, led me to create my first art-car, turning my little Toyota into "the redhead car". Once every inch of that little car was covered, I moved towards painting on found objects such as old political signs, tables, and pieces of metal. In the years since, I have painted large-scale murals, trucks, and works on wood and canvas.
My favorite thing to do now is paint on canvas and then hand-sew beads and sequins unto the painting to create an interesting texture and depth to my folk-art.
I find inspiration in life in New Orleans, my travels, and my "real job" as a middle school history teacher.
Devin DeWulf is a New Orleans artist living and working in the Bywater neighborhood.
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