Saturday, October 24, 2009

tonight's episode of artistically speaking radio...

My talk show tonight features the House That Faux is Building in New Orleans...6:30 PM EDT... Join guests Lyna Farkas, project coordinator and Adrienne van Dooren, founder along with Jane Drew, Project Coordinator in New Orleans; Laine Discepoli, Sponsorship Chair in a lively discussion of the House that Faux Built project that happens the first week of November. There is still time to join in...

In November a mother and two young children will have a home of their own as a result of the efforts of decorative painters with a heart.

In 2005 over 50 of the industries best decorative painters joined forces and transformed a 1940’s home in Maryland into a gallery of faux finishing, stenciling and decorative painting. The project was not merely a showcase of talent and technique, it was designed to make a difference.

The house and the resulting book, The House that Faux Built, was the brainchild of Adrienne Van Dooren. The whole idea behind the project was to fund a Habitat for Humanity home in New Orleans, post-Katrina. Fast forward four years to today....the funds to build the home have been raised and the home is under construction as I write.

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