New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) November 15, 2013
New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) hosted an art show November 14, 2013, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the ReStore showcasing work from students at St. Martin’s Episcopal School and Louise S. McGehee School. A commissioned portrait by local artist Victoria Anne Snell was raffled off as part of the fundraiser.
Students from kindergarten to grade 12 have created works of art portraying the show’s theme of “Home Dat.” All art was for sale during the event as a fundraiser for NOAHH. Proceeds from the sale will be shared with each individual student.
Entertainment will be provided by the Isidore Newman School jazz band.
“As with Musicians’ Village, where the goal was to preserve the musical heritage of the city in future generations, these art shows are part of how NOAHH hopes to support the creativity and passion of New Orleans’ youth,” said Jim Pate, executive director of NOAHH. “We’re proud to be providing opportunities to showcase the work of these students.”
Raffle tickets were on sale at the event. The winner will receive a one-on-one art class from local educator and visual artist Victoria Anne Snell and a commissioned painting worth an estimated $3,500.
The event is the second art show hosted by NOAHH. In February, NOAHH joined Isidore Newman School and NOCCA to share artwork from local students and raise funds as part of the grand opening of the new NOAHH ReStore on Elysian Fields. NOAHH will host another art show this spring with Metairie Park Country Day School and the Academy of the Sacred Heart.
New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity, an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. NOAHH builds new houses in partnership with sponsors, volunteers, communities, and homeowner families to eliminate poverty housing in the New Orleans area while serving as a catalyst to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Since its inception in 1983 NOAHH has built 704 homes for low-income families in need of adequate shelter. NOAHH plans to continue to build homes in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, St. Charles and Plaquemines Parishes. http://www.habitat-nola.org