Social and economic injustice is everywhere, there's no debating that. But, have you ever seen a place where you can jump from one side of the economic spectrum (oh, let's say a Four Seasons patron), to the complete opposite (we're talking homes with no sanitary system or running water), within a the distance of no less than 50 yards? Welcome to Punta de Mita, Mexico. Here are a couple pics to help you understand.
Four Seasons Hotel, Punta de Mita, Mexico
This is the location of our Recycled Park Project, a partnership between Print Pattern Paper and PEACE. Our mission is to raise enough funds ($10,000 USD to be exact) to create a recycled park for the community of Punta De Mita, Mexico. This is the area the PEACE and Art and Philanthropy were both founded and we are determined to give a little joy to the kids in this area. (PEACE also does incredible work on a number of levels for the community including providing immediate need assistance. This particular project, however, is all about infusing joy in a child's life).
Here are a few pics of what they have now in their school yard.
And here are some pictures of past recycled park projects. Truly awesome.
Throughout the fall, we are hosting a number of gallery events where I will donate my originals and limited edition reproductions to raise funds for the event. We are confident the money can and will be raised by Christmas, and the event will take place in January. So stay tuned! And contact me for more details if you're interested in being a part of the giving!