In 2009, (no name) Art Group initiated an international exchange program connecting 2 of our artists with the non-profit Lifestart Foundation in Vietnam.
Founder Sherry Berger has had a close relationship with the organization since her travel to Vietnam in 2006. It was in Hoi An where she spent time volunteering and later initiated the Lifestart Foundation Workshop in 2007. The non-profit Lifestart Foundation Workshop focuses on creating unique handmade arts/crafts to help support those living in challenging situations in and around Hoi An, Vietnam. Each item is individually made by members of the workshop and the entire proceeds from the sale of the products go directly to the workshop members to provide a sustainable income and sense of independence. The first members of the workshop were the recipients of the 2008 Memory Portraits. See Artwork…
(no name) Artists have made a meaningful contribution by sharing in the goals of the workshop and teaching new and unique arts/crafts to members. Artists worked side-by-side with the locals to gain insight into the culture, discover new perspectives on the world and themselves, and develop memories that will last a lifetime.
Artist: e Bond, Volunteer March 2010
e trained new members on how to make simple hand-bound journals, the next edition to the Vietnamese workshop product line. This was also an opportunity for e to meet Lieu, her Memory Portrait recipient from the 2008 Memory Portrait Exhibit.
Artist: Lynn Latona, Volunteer April 2010
Lynn trained new members on how to make recycled bead jewelry another successful edition to the Vietnamese workshop product line. This was also an opportunity for Lynn to meet Hoa, her Memory Portrait recipient from the 2008 Memory Portrait Exhibit.
Lifestart Foundation Workshop
Support the workshop! Check out the online store with dozens of products to choose from (including the products designed by our artists e, Lynn and Sherry. Perfect gifts for holidays, birthdays, special occasions, or just treat yourself to something beautiful…