The charity SpinningTop is launching the Little Lotus Project 2011 in December. This collaborative art project involves twelve talented artists from across the globe travelling to the Thai/Burma border (Mae Sot) to work with and inspire refugee and migrant children, who have fled from the instability of Burma.
The sophomore project this year will see these international artists from New Zealand, Cambodia, Singapore and the US fundraise their own way to Mae Sot after being inspired by the success of the first Little Lotus Project in 2010. Moved by the spirit and passion of the Little Lotus Project, Nookmag is proud to support and sponsor local artist Sheryo in her quest to make a difference through this mission.
During this trip to Mae Sot, Sheryo and the other artists that include Peap Tarr, DRYPNZ, Ritzy Periwinkle, Angry Woebots, Meghan Geliza, J*RYU, Cleo Barnett, Leon Dalton, Pat Shepherd, Gareth Moon and Daniel Zana, will work together with the children of Sky Blue School and SAW School.
Over two weeks, the artists will undertake a number of youth development and education projects with an artistic focus, including murals based around the alphabet. Each school will celebrate the completion of their mural with a paint party where the artists and children will collaborate on a huge canvas that will be cut up into smaller works and auctioned off in New Zealand and LA at post trip fundraising exhibitions.
To find out more about the Little Lotus Project and how you can help to make this incredible initiative a success, visit www.littlelotusproject.org.
To support Sheryo in raising funds for her mission in the Little Lotus Project, visit Sheryo x Little Lotus Project Facebook page.
Stay tuned to Nookmag to find out more about Sheryo’s experience in the Little Lotus Project when she comes back end December!