Help needed, please read……

It is the end of the year and I realize that you have probably been bombarded with requests for donations and help for several months.


But I will be unusually direct here — We are facing eviction and having to end our information and advising  services,  publications, and exhibition projects


Projects such as a major environmental exhibition that is a call to action with artists from around the world making statements about the current environmental crisis.  additional information at  http://humanities-exchange.org/sample-page/a-wheel-within-a-wheel/

The 2020 updating of information for the International Directory of Corporate Art Collections, to be published on January 19

The Dufy by Design exhibition that is on display now in Japan and will be re-designed and begin a  tour in the US the following year.   The expanded exhibition will highlight Dufy’s work with costume design and the theatre, and the beautiful dresses created by costume designer Anthony Powell for his production of My Fair Lady at the Chatelet in Paris, and the Kirov in St Petersburg


……. If at least 500 people give $12 to the Humanities Exchange  and International Art Alliance, then our financial crisis will be at an end and we can continue to follow through on these projects..


in exchange for your help, I will send you pdfs of the latest publications that will make charming New Year gifts for your friends, family and colleagues


The publications that will be sent to you in digital pdf format:


Edible Architecture               
 An entertaining and delightful gift for your friends — Edible Architecture amazes and celebrates  gingerbread houses around the world, and gives a  fascinating look into a world of exhibitions, competitions, chefs, and creators.

Let’s Hit the Road Again, our new book and traveling exhibition explores the car’s impact on American life and society and  celebrates America’s love affair with the automobile.  A perfect “read” for you and your car loving friends

The International Directory of Corporate Art Collections, 2018 edition.  Highlights information on over 700 art programs in workplaoce settings and non-traditional spaces. This includes corporations, small businesses, partnerships, corporate foundations, airports, municipal transport and metro networks, cruise ships, hotels, and hospitals.  ……..it is simply the best source of information for what is happening with art in business and the workplace.


Please help us by clicking on the payment button below, and donating a small amount.  Every week, several thousands visit our websites to access the information and resources, free from annoying ads.  You can see more informaton on  the websites at …….



The Greenhouse Site
http://thegreenhousesite.com/

It is no longer possible to deny that our planet has become steadily and increasingly toxic, and that we are harming it at our own peril.  It has become essential  for us to stop our wasteful and polluting ways that are damaging our ecosystem, and placing the future and  survival of mankind and all life on this planet at risk.  The blog features articles on new creative initiatives.


The Humanities Exchange
http://humanities-exchange.org/

Founded in 1981, The Humanities Exchange is devoted to  encouraging understanding and mutual respect among cultures around the world through international exchange and the development and touring of  museum exhibitions.


Edible Architecture
http://ediblearchitecture.org/

Read the story of the magical houses, palaces, fairy tales, fantasy villages, and futuristic dwellings — all edible and temptingly aromatic.  …..An entertaining and delightful gift for your friends at Christmas.  Edible Architecture amazes and celebrates the world of Gingerbread Houses around the world, and shows a  fascinating world of exhibitions, competitions, chefs, and creators.


Dufy by Design
http://dufybydesign.com/


Corporate Art Brief
http://www.corporateartbrief.com/

The International Directory highlights information on over 700 art programs in workplaoce settings and non-traditional spaces. This includes corporations, small businesses, partnerships, corporate foundations, airports, municipal transport and metro networks, cruise ships, hotels, and hospitals.
……..it is simply the best source of information for what is happening with art in business and the workplace.  I will send you the last version of 2018.




Three Exhibitions Focusing on the Environment

Three new exhibitions that focus on the environment and recycling, and the challenges that face humanity and the planet today.

What Color is Your Dream?

A playful and learning experience for children about recycling and creativity -– where 70 artists and craftspeople from around the world have recycled and transformed discarded and abandoned hubcaps into unique and unusual works of art.

The project celebrates our common love of creativity by sharing extraordinary and unique artworks that are from the LandfillArt Collection.  The exhibition shows how creativity is universal around the world and that everything can be transformed into original art.  It shows how creativity is something that holds this earth together and brings us all closer.

See information here  


Let’s Hit the Road Again

This celebrates America’s love affair with the automobile, and driving,  while highlighting environmental issues and the benefits of recycling.

Like the words from Willy Nelson’s popular song, the exhibition commemorates and celebrates  driving on the “Open Road”.

On the road again
Just can’t wait to get on the road again
The life I love is making music with my friends
And I can’t wait to get on the road again

On the road again
Goin’ places that I’ve never been
Seein’ things that I may never see again
And I can’t wait to get on the road again


“The car has become an article of dress without which we feel uncertain, unclad and incomplete.  Marchall McLuhan, Understanding Media, 1964

Reflections of Audrey, by Marylou Chibirka, Dalton, Pennsylvania

See information here


A Wheel within a Wheel

Artists from around the world speaking out on environmental issues and the need for recycling.  In this exhibition,

 

Some artists concentrated on specific threats to our environment, informing us about such issues as a disease that decimates bee populations and invasive plants that overwhelm nature preserves or clog lakes and rivers

Some focused on the beauty and fragility of the land — depictions of the landscape and the animals and plants that inhabit it recall nature’s delicate balance

And other artists  explored the potential of reusing and recycling material —  in their hands, workroom scraps, broken dishes, and even recycled paint became art.

One of the artists represented in the exhibition expresses it best:

“Throughout history, artists have expressed their ideas about the times they lived in. The Landfillart project delivers an important, powerful environmental message about our times through the voice of the artists
Marilyn Chapman from Victoria, BC, Canada

Petroleum Pearl, By Rosemary Luckett, Manassas, Virginia

See information here