Tuesday, November 25, 2008

BeatSarcoma announces BeatSarcom'Art

BeatSarcoma's mission revolves around raising awareness for a little understood and little known cancer as well as enabling the ingeniousness of scientists by raising funds to support sarcoma research. To help with this goal, BeatSarcoma is launching a new program, BeatSarcom'Art, aimed at raising funds while providing visibility for the genius of little known artists. Proceeds from the sale of the paintings will go to the artist so he can continue to create. BeatSarcoma will charge a hosting fee. 100% of this fee will go toward sarcoma research. Prices are all inclusive.

The first event will be a private art exhibit for painter Herve Gigot, from Benin, West Africa. Mr Gigot draws his inspiration from the world around him and portrays himself as the messenger of those in need. With its lines and colors his paintings reflect the emotions, gestures, and attitudes that make up everyday life. His creations are explosions of joy, peace, friendship and sadness.
A versatile artist, Hervé expresses himself not only with acrylic, watercolor and oil, but also with natural materials such as clay, mahogany, and coffee, at times combining techniques. His art reveals his identity: Africa! Its incomparable richness and beauty, past and present, through its colors and exotic fragrances.

In particular, this exhibit speaks for the children who battle cancer, the women that are affected by a disease 'caused by ill-meaning spirits' - and brings a message of hope. Mr Gigot was moved by the lack of diagnostics tools and screening infrastructure for cancer in general and sarcoma in particular, in Africa.

View the paintings (email info @ beatsarcoma.org if you are interested in purchasing a painting)

If you are interested in receiving an invitation for this event, please email us.

Videos of the artist available at:

No comments: