Valparaiso Disaster Fundraiser 2014
IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE:
CALL FOR HELP for fire victims in Valparaiso, Chile.
APRIL 13, 2014
ART FOR SALE donated by local artists & LPM Gallery.
DELICIOUS FOOD courtesy of Kinki, Mambo, Woody’s Urban Pub & Farm Team Cookhouse & Bar
LIVE STICK&POKE $25 tattoos by Anna J Eyler & Nicolas Lapointe
SILENT AUCTION of a killer Big Crazy-Ass Painting donated from the Archives of La Petite Mort Gallery
In collaboration with our friends in Valparaiso, Alexis Mandujano, Cristobal Traslaviña Berrios & ParqueCultural DeValparaíso.
La Petite Mort Gallery stands in solidarity with the people of Valparaiso, Chile.
In light of a devastating forest fire that has covered a major part of the city in smoke and ashes, the people of Valparaiso need your help.
The fire began last night and is still not contained. It has destroyed at least 500 homes and is forcing the evacuation of more than 3,000 people. As strong winds make the situation extremely difficult to manage, officials are currently rushing to ensure the fire does not advance and consume the downtown area. Most of the city is without electricity and many are without water.
LPM Gallery holds a strong connection with the incredible people of Valparaiso. We are currently planning a residency project in collaboration with the Parque Cultural de Valparaiso (PCdV) to be held in November. (An introduction to the concept can be found on our website.) The Parque Cultural has taken an extremely active role in responding to this tragedy and is asking for help from anyone who can do so.
Supplies are crucial. We are working directly with the Parque Cultural and have two close friends in Valparaiso, ready to purchase and immediately deliver to locals that which is needed (diapers, milk, food, etc.). Cash donations are best. They will provide for immediate action. And because looting is currently an issue, they ensure our contacts’ safety by allowing them to obtain receipts of the purchased goods.
In the past, LPM Gallery and its supporters have aided in quick and immediate disaster relief, from the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the 2011 Tsunami in Japan, and others. We are currently in the process of planning a fundraising event that will be announced shortly. However, we will begin accepting cash/cheque donations as soon as tomorrow morning (Monday April 14) from which to transfer to our contacts. In light of this unfolding tragedy, we encourage your immediate action.
– Written by Adam Barbu
PARQUES CULTURAL de VALPARAISO:
Link showing volunteers and local artists coming together to assist @ Parques Cultural:
My upcoming project & collaboration in November 2014 with Parques Cultural, Valparaiso, Chile:
I can be contacted by email.
With the assistance of Alexis Mandujano, Cristobal Traslaviña Berrios, Adam Barbu & ParqueCultural DeValparaíso.
More to come.
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