Using Oil Paint to Combat the Oil Spill

Chelsea Fisher :: Monday, June 28th, 2010 12:45 pm

Inspired by a recent Gulf Aid concert featuring Lenny Kravitz and the Preservation Hall Jazz band, local gulf coast visual artists are using the oil spill as inspiration to create pieces that will raise funds to benefit the cleanup effort. “We all are terrified, upset, anxious, and damn mad about what has transpired,” said Jonathan Ferrara, founder of Gulf Aid Art. “We have to use our creativity to speak up, comment, criticize and make our voices heard.”
Together the artists created limited edition 10-series prints that will be sold in both Ferrara’s New Orleans gallery as well as online with prices ranging from $100 to $500. The effort has the potential to raise $80,000 for relief efforts.
The funds raised will be going to gulf aid which is aimed to help fishermen and their families, as well as provide for long term efforts to protect America’s coastal wetlands. Check out the gallery.