Sharing my art for the benefit of others is important to me. I have donated work to more than 100 nonprofit organizations, including Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, T.J. Martell Foundation, Habitat for Humanity and Food Fight. This year, my work will be included in the following school auctions for scholarships and special programs.
PS41 The Greenwich Village School Auction
PS452 School Auction (Upper West Side NYC)
University of Georgia Terry College of Business Alumni Awards Gala
In addition to donating one of my limited edition prints to PS41, I was in charge of my daughter's class project for the auction.
Here is what we did:
I read the kids the poem “Now We Are Six” by AA Milne. We discussed how everyone in the class was either six or had been six. Basically - they were all experts on what it means to be six. Even Mrs. Ali and each parent had also been six at one time.
We talked about how this piece of art would be a celebration of being six. We looked at the number paintings of artist Robert Indiana and my recent collage pieces.
Each child created 2 pieces of art - one focusing on many versions of the number 6 and the second was their written statements on what being six means to them (their experiences, what they love, what they want to be and in some cases the challenges they face). This folk art collage master piece is the curated result.
NOTE CARDS RULE
Sending kind words of humor, love, sympathy or thanks to friends makes you happier, more connected, healthier and more successful in life, love and business. It's a simple practice that benefits the writer and the receiver. Win/Win! How many would you like to purchase? Click HERE to shop!
Seven Swans A Swimming is the 2018 12 Days collectors ornament by artist Laura Loving. This year's design features a simple and elegant white swan with a turquoise and gray harlequin patternend background. Citron hand lettered lyrics of the song title the ornament.
These full color wood shaped ornaments are 3 3/8" x 3 7/8" and 1/4" deep with a printed acrylic surface. Order Seven Swans A Swimming HERE
Commissioned Design for the 2018-2019 Season Catalog for The Cultural Center at Ocean Reef in Key Largo, Florida. This year features some pretty amazing voices including: Diana Ross and Sutton Foster!
My favorite things - Summer in the South of France with my daughter, niece & nephew.
Wishing eveyone a wonderful summer! Need a little summer reading material for the beach or plane? Catch up on Laura's latest essays - here.
Be sure to check back frequently for latest originals, new prints and events. It's a great time to add some color into you life and onto your walls!
This past Saturday I was lucky enough to attend the 77th Annual Peabody Awards! Be sure to check out the 2018 list of winners!
The George Foster Peabody Awards program, named for American businessman and philanthropist George Peabody, honor the most powerful, enlightening, and invigorating stories in television, radio, and online media.
*Above - Artist Laura Loving next to the talented Issa Rae (creator and star of HBO's Insecure) back row: Christine Green (General Counsel at Leadership for Educational Equality) Craig Tharkur (Cole Hann) & David Krupka (Columbia University)
*Above blurry goodness - Bob Schieffer, Artist Laura Loving & Fraces D. Beusse (Univeristy of Georgia)