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LI artworks to benefit the National Wildlife Federation in Gulf emergency



Every feature of the “Gulf Oil Spill of 2010” goes beyond plain description. The loss of human life, animal life, habitats, jobs, ecological balance and confidence in our institutions goes beyond mere calculation, and will remain inestimable for a long time to come. Each of us asks how one contributes in such an emergency.

Artists are creating an opportunity for Long Islander’s altruism and interest in both art and the sea to benefit the "National Wildlife Federation,” a main actor in Gulf wildlife preservation. Artists are contributing their work for an exhibition and sale to be held at The Metropolitan Bistro - 39 Roslyn Avenue - Sea Cliff, NY on Saturday: August 14 - 2-6 PM (times may change).

Of the many organizations responding to this crisis at sea, the National Wildlife Federation has been among those first on the scene as reported on the NWF website.

Even before the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Wildlife Federation was on-the-ground working to protect wildlife in the Gulf Coast and restore the rapidly-disappearing Louisiana coast.

After the spill, we quickly mobilized our Louisiana staff and a team of NWF employees to get the word out about the spill's impacts on Gulf wildlife.

As inhabitants of an island, Long Islanders are sensitive to issues of the sea which we currently celebrate in a NCMA major exhibition of paintings, “The Sea Around Us,” where it can be seen that art can comment, critique, inform and sometimes heal.

Artists are invited to contribute their work on paper by August 12th (maximum 24 X 24”, no frame), and may contact LI Artworks by email.  All who visit are invited to select the artwork of their choice from among those donations. All artwork will be sold for $50 each. Checks only made out to the "National Wildlife Federation” can be accepted, not cash.

All of the proceeds will be donated to this organization whose efforts can be followed on its website. Direct donations to the "National Wildlife Federation" are also accepted online.

100 15th Ave
Sea Cliff, NY 11579

Come to The Metropolitan Bistro - 39 Roslyn Avenue - Sea Cliff, NY on Saturday: August 14 - 2-6 PM

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