July 30th, 2009
Artists Who Care: Nichole Blackburn
I’ve featured some of Nichole Blackburns lovely work on this blog before, and you can find many more examples on her company website, Celadon Studio, showing her high end residential work about the Los Angeles area. Some of her most meaningful and personal work, however, can be found all over the world.
..and New Orleans. Nichole had already graduated with a degree in fine art and had traveled all over the world when, in 2005, she made a commitment to put a purpose to both these passions and she began to paint “donation murals” in orphanages around the world. Her first 5 international donation murals, shown above, were paid for out of pocket, but Nichole has recently formed a 501 (C) 3 nonprofit corporation and launched a website www.bigskycountries.com to help raise money to sponsor her trips and help to spread the word about her cause.
Nichole’s next mural is scheduled for an orphanage in Morocco this fall, with other murals to follow in Indonesia and India. She is planning a Moroccan-themed fundraiser party August 8 in Manhattan Beach, CA (which I am looking forward to going to!). Tickets are still available, but going fast! Maybe you can make it?? If not, a small donation would be most appreciated for this art from the heart!
August 3rd, 2009 at 6:39 am
Nichole is an amazing person and her efforts to cross borders is an inspiration. Wish I could attend that fundraiser! Will definitely be sending in a donation.
August 17th, 2009 at 7:53 pm
I’m proud of this fellow Filipino! Helping others through her art. Great work!
September 16th, 2009 at 1:19 pm
Magnifique rencontre gratuite et coquine au hazard du net avec votre blog, je le met dans mes favoris