Come down to the gallery and meet the faces behind Blessed Lotus, a charity that creates jobs for survivors of human trafficking. You will be able to admire the handy-work of these powerful women and meet De Anne Wingate, the driving force behind the charity.
100% of all profits will go towards building schools in the slums of India, to help future generations of girls escape trafficking and gain an education.
“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
— Mahatma Gandhi
De Anne Wingate returned from India in March of 2012, with a desire to help children living in slums receive the best education possible. She saw first hand that this was the only hope for these precious little ones. Thus, the seed was planted for her nonprofit to put schools in slums around the world.
A portion of the tunics are handmade and embroidered by a group of women in need. They are paid by the piece. This small network is being taught English, how to read, write and basic finance skills. Dignity is restored. Her vision is for all the tunics to be made by these women.
We CAN make a difference! One purchase, one child, one person, at a time…
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
600 Queens Road
Thursday, July 12th 5:30 – 8:30PM
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Neil Gaiman may be recognizable to you as the international best-selling author of children’s books Coraline and the Graveyard Book. Among his adult novels: Stardust, Good Omens, American Gods and numerous collections of short stories, plus Sandman, his collection of illustrated novels. The Philadelphia University of the Arts invited him to address the class of 2012 at their graduation ceremony, and what he presented is easily the most inspirational and moving speech an artist or art-lover could hope to hear. In his speech, he addresses the hardships of trying to make yourself known, finding your own voice, and even the problems of success, which “are sometimes harder, because nobody warns you about them.” However, he also addresses the many reasons that it is worth it, and the many ways that doing what you love will always be the best decision you can make. We highly recommend taking the time and watching it for yourself.
Welcome to the official blog for allison sprock fine art, an art gallery located in the heart of Charlotte, North Carolina. We feature a wide variety of artists but specialize in American and Russian pieces, including artists such as the Chatov’s, Linda James and Windy O’Connor. Here you will find the latest updates on upcoming events, new artists and pieces, sale information, and what we’re up to! Feel free to follow us on Twitter, Facebook , and, most recently, you can now find us on Pinterest! We also invite you to check this blog frequently for our featured Artist of the Month, where we will have a spotlight article on one of our favorite in-house artists and information on their work.
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