Art Blocks For Ghana

What do you get when some of the top artists in the animation community contribute original works to an important exhibit and charity auction? You get a plug on Cartoon Brew.

The Picture Book Project Foundation (PBP) presents Art Blocks for Ghana — an exhibit and charity art auction to benefit orphaned children in Ghana, West Africa. Original works created by top artists within the animation and illustration community will be auctioned online beginning March 12th, 2011. PBP will also host fundraising events in New York and Los Angeles where guests can preview the collection before it goes up for auction and meet some of the artists involved.

Contributing artists are employed by studios such as DreamWorks Animation, Pixar Animation Studios, Blue Sky Studios, Marathon Media, ILM, Disney, Sony, Digital Domain, AOL Artists, as well as award-winning illustrators. PBP provided the artists with wood panels to serve as the canvas for their creations. Each panel represents the “building blocks” every child needs to build a bright future — food, shelter, education and opportunity. All artwork was created around the common theme, “Home.” Participating artists include Ronnie del Carmen (above), Kathy Altieri, Brenda Chapman, Dice Tsutsumi and others – check their work on the Art Blocks blog.

Preview events will take place:

New York:
Display: February 8th — 14th 2011 at Culture Fix Gallery 9 Clinton Street, New York NY 10002
Special Event: February 26th 2011 at The New Art Center 580 8th Ave. 5th floor, New York NY 10018; purchase tickets HERE.

Los Angeles:
Display: March 9th — March 14th 2011 at Gallery Nucleus 210 East Main Street, Alhambra CA 91801
Special Event: March 12th 2011 at Gallery Nucleus; purchase tickets HERE

(Thanks, Karen Dufilho-Rosen)