Sunday, June 08, 2008
The Cradle Project: Art Auction to Benefit African HIV-AIDS Orphans
Local photographer Naomi Natale is the driving force behind The Cradle Project, an innovative art exhibition and auction that opened this weekend in downtown Albuquerque to benefit children in sub-Saharan Africa who have been affected by the HIV-AIDS epidemic. Many are orphans because their parents died from the virus. Natale was inspired to organize the project after visiting Kenya and witnessing the devastation caused by HIV-AIDS. The Albuquerque Journal reports:
Called “The Cradle Project,” her idea was to recruit as many artists as she could to make cradles that would each be sponsored for $100, and then each of the cradles would be sold at an online auction.
... After more than two years of work, “The Cradle Project” is opening to the public. Space for the show has been donated in the Sunrise Bank building Downtown on the seventh and eighth floors, which are in a rough state of remodel.
The project features 550 cradles by an international slate of artists. Proceeds will go to the Firelight Foundation, which supports and advocates for the needs and rights of children who are orphaned or affected by HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.
- WHAT: “The Cradle Project”
- WHEN: 1-5 PM, Thursdays-Sundays through June 28
- WHERE: Sunrise Bank building, 210 Central NW, on the seventh and eighth floors
- HOW MUCH: Free.
Hey, thanks for the promo. We had over 1,000 people on the first day. Lotta people crying, it is a powerful display. I hope everyone will check it out.
Posted by: bg | Jun 9, 2008 9:23:04 AM