New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) March 08, 2014
New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) will be hosting its third art show March 20, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., in the ReStore showcasing work from students at Metairie Park Country Day School and Academy of the Sacred Heart.
“The art the students make is nothing short of impressive,” said Jim Pate, executive director of NOAHH. “We’re proud to host their work and support the arts in New Orleans. It’s an integral part of the city’s culture that NOAHH sees as a vital part of its broader mission.”
As with previous art shows, students from kindergarten to high school created paintings, photographs, sculptures, and other works of art portraying the show’s theme of “Home Dat.” All art will be for sale during the event as a fundraiser for NOAHH. Proceeds from the sale will be shared with each individual student.
A giclee print by celebrated New Orleans artist, James Michalopoulos, will be for sale through a silent auction. Michalopoulos, a regular ReStore customer and supporter, donated his work with all proceeds from the auction going to support NOAHH.
Musical entertainment will be provided by students of Metairie Park Country Day School.
The event is the third art show hosted by NOAHH. In February 2013, 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, and in November, NOAHH partnered with St. Martin’s Episcopal School and Louise S. McGehee School.
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